Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” can have many positive effects on a patient’s appearance. Millions of men and women undergo rhinoplasty in New York each year. For some, nose surgery can help with health complications and breathing by fixing a deviated septum or nasal obstructions. For others, a cosmetic correction in the size or shape of the nose can help bring more balance and symmetry to the face.
Plastic surgeons offer numerous types of nose revision surgeries, which may include removing bumps, altering the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrowing the nostrils, or changing the nose’s angle. It is recommended that all rhinoplasty patients partake in a computer imaging session, to see the projected outcome of their upcoming procedure. Your surgeon will also weigh factors such as age, skin color, skin type and aesthetic goals.
Additionally, it is essential to find a doctor who is skilled at performing a nose job in Manhattan. New York’s Dr. Thomas Loeb considers rhinoplasty an art form, and strives to make his patients feel as comfortable as possible while enhancing their appearance. Rhinoplasty only lasts one to two hours and is a relatively common surgery; still, many patients who go in for nose surgery do so to correct botched rhinoplasty completed by other plastic surgeons. For the best results your surgeon should offer a thorough consultation and carefully walk you through the procedure, addressing any questions you may have.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, though local sedation may be indicated for minor nose reshaping. The doctor will then make incisions inside the nostril and refine the nose using various techniques to create your new profile. After the surgery, you will have about one week of recovery time, but should avoid strenuous activities for up to three weeks.
While rhinoplasty is often performed alone, patients who want to achieve more facial balance may opt for additional procedures after their healing is completed. A doctor who is well-versed in plastic surgery in NYC may suggest other enhancements such as chin implants, eyelid surgery or fat grafts.
If you are considering plastic surgery in NYC, or would like to learn more about rhinoplasty procedures, please contact Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700 to schedule a private consultation.