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Rhinoplasty New York (Nose Job)

The nose is one of the most prominent features of the face, with its central location lending itself to the overall balance and attractiveness of your facial features. The functionality of the nose is also essential to your everyday life and wellbeing. When you are unhappy with the natural appearance of your nose, or an obstruction as a result of an injury or congenital disability has resulted in difficulties with your breathing, it can be a constant source of insecurity and have adverse effects on your overall quality of life.

For men and women of every age and background, rhinoplasty surgery is among one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. each year. Rhinoplasty, commonly known to patients as nose reshaping surgery or a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure designed to refine the size, shape or proportions of the nose to enhance your natural beauty and facial symmetry. Rhinoplasty may also be performed to restore functionality to the nose by correcting any structural abnormalities that interfere with your nasal passages.

The New York Group for Plastic Surgery (NYGPS) has been satisfying patients in the Tarrytown and Tri-State areas for over 27 years by producing beautiful and natural-looking results in a professional, relaxed and supportive environment. Rhinoplasty surgery at NYGPS helps patients to achieve a nose they will love—whether by creating a nose that complements the face for a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance, or just by helping patients to breathe easier. A rhinoplasty procedure at NYPGS with one of our highly-qualified and board-certified plastic surgeons can help you to feel more confident and beautiful for years to come.

Improvements from Rhinoplasty in New York

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty surgery can be a highly beneficial procedure for patients of all ages, genders and ethnicities. As long as you are in good overall health, have a fully-developed nose and realistic expectations for what this procedure can accomplish for you, nose reshaping surgery may be an ideal solution for your aesthetic or functional concerns. Rhinoplasty at NYGPS will help to effectively correct and improve upon the appearance of:

  • Nose size in relation to facial proportions
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Nose width at the bridge of the nose
  • Size, position or shape of the nostrils
  • Nasal tip that appears bulbous, droopy, hooked or upturned
  • Visible bumps or depressions present on the bridge of the nose
  • Nasal disfigurement due to injury or trauma
  • Functional defects such as a deviated septum

Rhinoplasty is also one of the more common cosmetic procedures among teenagers who are struggling with the way their nose looks or functions. However, teenage candidates for rhinoplasty must display heightened emotional maturity to proceed with the process and ensure that the skeletal structure of the nose has fully finished forming. For girls, this is typically between the ages of 14 and 15, and for boys between the ages of 16 and 17. It is vital for patients of any age to understand that while rhinoplasty can help you to achieve a nose that will blend in effortlessly with your unique and natural beauty, it will not deliver perfection or give you the appearance of someone else.

Many of the New York patients who choose to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure at the NYGPS office will often also elect to combine additional facial cosmetic procedures with their rhinoplasty surgery for an improvement to the face’s overall appearance. Facelifts, brow lifts, ear shaping and eyelid surgery all make for excellent facial procedures to be performed with your rhinoplasty and offer the added benefit of only a single recovery period. Our expert surgical team at NYGPS are happy to discuss all of your cosmetic options with you during your initial consultation to help you achieve any of your aesthetic goals.

To see the results of some of our actual patients, review our photo gallery. Many of our New York patients combine rhinoplasty with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, including face lift, eyelid surgery, and ear shaping for an overall facial improvement with a single recovery period. Our surgeons are happy to discuss the options with you at your consultation.


What to Expect From Your Nose Job in New York

As a highly-personalized and complicated procedure, no two nose reshaping surgeries will look precisely alike for each patient. Your surgeon at NYGPS will help you to design a medical program tailored to your specific needs based on your facial structure and the overall goals for the procedure. Rhinoplasty surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at our on-site surgical facility, which means you are able to recover in the comfort of your own home after the procedure. A rhinoplasty is typically completed in about one to two hours.

Your rhinoplasty surgery may utilize local anesthesia and heavy sedation, meaning you will be awake for the procedure, or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of your desired adjustments as well as your surgeon’s recommendation. Generally speaking, there are two different surgical techniques your surgeon will choose from to perform your operation depending on your concerns: open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. As every patient is different, the procedural approach best suited for your nose will be determined during your consultation at NYGPS.

During a closed rhinoplasty procedure, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, the surgical incisions are made inside the nose by your surgeon. It is generally considered to be the preferred rhinoplasty technique for patients due to its ability to eliminate any visible external scarring after the operation. However, this technique is most commonly used on patients who only require minor alterations to their nasal structures to achieve their desired results. While incisions are small and discreetly placed inside the nostrils, your surgeon still has access to most of the nose to address both cosmetic and structural concerns.

An open rhinoplasty involves your surgeon placing a small incision on the exterior of the nose directly below the nasal tip across the narrow strip of tissue that separates your nostrils. This area is known medically as the columella. Open rhinoplasty grants your surgeon better access to the bones and cartilage of your nose; however, it will leave a small scar on the underside of your nose that can be well hidden within your nasal contours. Due to the increased access, the open rhinoplasty method is typically utilized on patients who require a more extensive nose reshaping.

Regardless of the technique used for your rhinoplasty surgery and where your incisions are placed, your surgeon will gently raise the skin that covers your nasal bones and cartilage through your incisions to reshape your nasal structures. An oversized nose may be reduced by removing bone, cartilage or skin to achieve a more flattering shape. Depending on your goals, your nose may also be augmented by the addition of cartilage grafts to build upon the existing nasal tissues and structures. Once the underlying structures of the nose have been adjusted and sculpted to their new desired shape, your skin will be delicately draped over the new nasal contours, and the incisions will be closed.

In addition to being experts in aesthetic surgery, our surgeons at NYPGS are also highly accomplished reconstructive surgeons. Some patients may be considering undergoing a functional rhinoplasty procedure at our New York practice due to a breathing impairment or another concern within the nose. In this case, it is possible that your medical insurance provider will fully or partially cover the cost of your surgery. During your initial consultation, your surgeon at NYGPS will discuss your medical history with you and perform a thorough examination of your nose to determine the source of your breathing difficulties and whether or not you may qualify for coverage.

An important thing to be sure of when selecting the right surgeon for your rhinoplasty procedure is ensuring that they have the proper credentials and a great deal of experience to guarantee both the safety and success of your operation. Both Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Salzberg are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and are highly-accomplished in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face. Having a surgeon whom you are comfortable with and can trust to listen to your concerns is one of your best bets for achieving results you are completely satisfied with. New York Group for Plastic Surgery offers highly personable and compassionate care to each patient that walks through our doors to ensure that the results of their cosmetic procedure allows them to look as beautiful outside as they feel on the inside.

What to Expect From Your Nose Job Recovery

While rhinoplasty surgery only takes a few hours to complete, it will still involve several weeks of recovery before you are ready to resume your normal daily activities, as the nose is especially prone to injuries during this period. It is imperative that you follow your surgeon’s provided pre-operative and post-operative instructions to ensure that you achieve the best possible aesthetic results after your surgery and recover quickly. Immediately following your rhinoplasty procedure, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours after your surgery in the event that you need any assistance during your recovery.

After your nose reshaping surgery, it is likely that a splint will be placed inside of your nose, outside of your nose, or both to help to protect and support your new nasal structures. These splints will need to remain in place for about five to seven days after your procedure to ensure proper healing during the initial stages of your recovery process. Many patients experience swelling, bruising and mild discomfort for the first one to two weeks after their rhinoplasty surgery. You can help to minimize your swelling and bruising around the nose and the eyes by keeping your head in an elevated position while you sleep and frequently applying cold compresses to the affected areas. Bruising, discomfort and most swelling should reside after about four to six weeks. In the meantime, many patients will use makeup as an adequate way to camouflage any lingering side effects.

Most patients are able to return to light activities, including work, after about one full week of healing from their surgery. This recovery timeframe will increase if your nose reshaping surgery was combined with additional cosmetic procedures. It is essential to wait for your surgeon’s approval before resuming more strenuous activities, such as exercising, to protect your new nasal structures. Generally speaking, most patients are able to do so after about four to six weeks. It is particularly vital that you stay in touch with your NYGPS surgeon during this period and schedule routine follow-up appointments to make sure you are on course for your recovery.

What to Expect From Your Rhinoplasty Results

The results of your rhinoplasty surgery will begin to become apparent after about one to two weeks of recovery when the initial bruising from your procedure has started to dissipate and swelling appears more minor. However, it is important to note that slight swelling may persist for several months to a full year depending on the extent and complexity of your rhinoplasty surgery, though this will typically only be noticeable to you. We encourage our patients to be patient with the results of their rhinoplasty procedure, as it may take for improvements to become apparent as the body heals.

After about a year, your new nasal contours and structures should be completely “settled”, and the final results of your procedure will be visible. The results of your rhinoplasty are considered to be permanent, though the aging process will cause some gradual changes to your facial features. Patients of rhinoplasty are able to enjoy their new nose and enhanced facial beauty for a lifetime. If a functional rhinoplasty was performed, patients often feel immense relief knowing that their breathing difficulties have been reversed.

Whether you are seeking a rhinoplasty procedure to enhance the natural beauty and symmetry of your face or just wish to restore functionality to your nasal passages, let the experts at New York Group for Plastic Surgery help you achieve a nose you will love. You may not realize just how attractive you can look and feel only by improving this one facial feature. Contact our office at 800-433-7410 to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with our expert surgical team at New York Group for Plastic Surgery today.

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Are you ready to learn more about your rhinoplasty in New York? Request your consultation online, or give us a call at 800-433-7410 or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown). At the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we serve patients in the entire Hudson River Valley, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Connecticut.

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