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What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, ordinarily referred to as a “nose job”, is a kind of surgery aimed to improve the shape of your nose by adjusting the bone or cartilage.  Rhinoplasty is one of the most common forms of plastic surgery.

When to consider Rhinoplasty surgery?

Significant reasons to consider rhinoplasty surgery are as follows:

  • Reshaping of the tip
  • Straightening of the bridge
  • Removing a nasal bump
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nose is too large or too small
  • Unhappy with the general appearance of your nose
  • Birth defect
  • Nose does not fit your face
  • Nose is curved or crooked

What to expect during your nose surgery

Your NYC surgeon, Dr. Levine, may use one of two techniques: an open or closed Rhinoplasty approach, when performing the nasal surgery. In an open Rhinoplasty, an inconspicuous incision is made externally, on the narrow tissue between the nostrils, also referred to as the Columella, as well as an incision on the inside. In a closed Rhinoplasty, incisions are made only within the nostrils, having no external scar. With both techniques, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently elevated, allowing Dr. Levine access to sculpt the bone and cartilage. Depending on the desired result of the nose job, cartilage may be removed or added using additional cartilage taken from the Septum. After Dr. Levine has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, as needed, the skin and tissues are re-draped over the new frame. A small splint is applied to the outside of the nose to help with swelling and to support the new shape of the nose while it heals. Consult with Dr. Levine about the surgery, and inquire about a non-surgical rhinoplasty in NYC.

Preparing for Surgery

A consultation, either in person or via video conference if you are an out of town patient, will allow Dr. Levine to assess your current nasal appearance as well as determine the proper plan to achieve your goal. We will also gather your medical history, including sinus infections, allergies, bleeding and other pains to ensure you are in good health for the procedure. Two weeks prior to and following the procedure, you will be asked to abstain from aspirin, Advil, Motrin and Aleve. Depending on your medical history, there may be additional instructions to adhere to prior to the procedure.

After the Procedure*

*After nose job surgery, there may be minor pain and discomfort. Most people find the inability to breathe through their nose for several days the most uncomfortable part of the nose job recovery. *Within a week or two, the swelling improves, which will make breathing easier. *Some bruising and swelling around the eyes for several weeks is expected after a nose job surgery. *Once the swelling begins to subside, patients will be able to see the improvements from their surgery. *Patients should refrain from any strenuous activity for three weeks and avoid any contact sport for 6 weeks.

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Results*

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*Disclaimer

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