Also Known As Nose Surgery, Nose Reshaping or Nose Job
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, it is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that effect breathing. Results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt). Insurance may cover rhinoplasty if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but likely not for cosmetic purposes.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours unless more extensive work needs to be done. Surgeons use one of two techniques: the incision is either made within the nostrils, thus hiding scars after surgery; or across the columella (the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils) in an “open” procedure where scars are small and hidden on the underside of the base. In both procedures the skin is lifted, the bone and cartilage sculpted, and the skin replaced and stitched closed.
When to consider Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery:
- If you are unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose
- If your nose is too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face
- If you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose
- If you have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated or wide
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Contact us at 914.242.7610 to schedule a consultation for a Rhinoplasty procedure or use our online contact form to learn more about our plastic surgery procedures.
* Results may vary based on the individual.