Introduction to Rhinoplasty

Thousands of people seek cosmetic consultations to refine and enhance the proportions of their noses every year. Many patients seek out this procedure because they want their noses to look perfect with other facial features, whereas for others, a birth defect or an injury may have distorted the shape of the nose, and/or caused breathing difficulties.

At KH Plastic Surgery, we offer our Long Island & NYC area patients Rhinoplasty, a cosmetic plastic surgery solution that can be a life-changing procedure! Whether it’s making you feel more confident about yourself or making your quality of life better by allowing you to breathe easier!

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a nose job, is a reconstructive surgery used to improve the appearance and/or functionality of the nose. Our skilled surgeons have years of experience performing rhinoplasty for New York City patients.

Rhinoplasty surgery involves altering the shape, size, and proportions of your nose to other facial features for cosmetic or medical reasons, sometimes both. The surgery may be carried out to correct breathing difficulties or nasal deformities that have come about as a birth defect or due to injury.

Since the nose is a major feature of your face, the perfect shape, and size make all the difference in your overall appearance. When planning a nose job, your plastic surgeon will consider your overall facial aesthetics, the structure of your nose, and the desired result.

The nose is composed of bone, cartilage, and skin. This surgical procedure can alter these tissues to enhance your nose profile and make your nose appear in perfect proportion with your other features.

What are the Benefits of Nose Surgery?

We have seen our Rhinoplasty NYC patients enjoy the following benefits from their nose job surgery:

  • Corrects a deviated columella or elongates a short columella
  • Fixes a nasal bridge that is too flat
  • Improves facial balance by changing the size, length, and shape of the nose
  • Improves nasal breathing
  • Increases projection of a drooping nasal tip
  • Lengthens a short nose by manipulating the nasal tip for a more balanced profile
  • Relieves any nasal airway obstruction by straightening a deviated nasal septum and reducing enlarged turbinates
  • Removes a hump or corrects a depression in the bridge of the nose
  • Reshapes a poorly defined, uneven, and wide nasal tip
  • Straightens a crooked nose or narrows a wide nose

Who are the Best Candidates for a Rhinoplasty procedure?

At KH Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hoschander has helped patients achieve a more balanced and pleasing facial appearance. Many of the candidates we see firsthand for rhinoplasty surgery meet the following criteria:

  • Completed facial growth
  • Maintain realistic goals for surgery
  • Non-smoker
  • Physically healthy
  • Unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose

A rhinoplasty can be performed on both women and men, and while the procedures use similar surgical techniques, the aesthetic surgery goals are a bit different for each. Dr. Hoschander will consider your facial features and goals when creating your procedure plan.

What’s the First Step?

Whether it’s your primary rhinoplasty or a revision, the first step is arranging a Rhinoplasty consultation to discuss the procedure. If you’re considering getting a nose job, you will need to set up an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Hoschander and discuss the details of your case. Being completely open during a consultation session is the only way to make sure you get the best results from the surgery.

Your plastic surgeon may:

  • Evaluate your special case and determine the best course of action to improve your nasal contours
  • Recommend changes in the nose profile that would enhance your appearance, if you’re getting a nose job for cosmetic reasons
  • Evaluate your overall health to make sure you’re medically fit for the surgery
  • Take your medical history to understand your motivation for the surgery and to determine the goals you’d like to achieve
  • Go over rhinoplasty before and after photos with you
  • Examine you physically. The nose may be analyzed and assessed carefully from the inside and the outside, as this may play a critical role in determining the impact of nose surgery on your breathing and overall facial appearance.
  • Speak to you about what you should expect from the surgery. Most people shy away from discussing their appearance. However, it is important that you openly discuss your case with your doctor and talk about your goals for the surgery.

To prepare you for your facial plastic surgery, your surgeon may recommend you to:

  • Stop taking certain medications at least two weeks before surgery until complete recovery, especially medications that contain ibuprofen or aspirin, as these may increase bleeding. Once you’re scheduled for the surgery, only take medications that are prescribed by your doctor.
  • Quit smoking at least four weeks before surgery until you’re healed completely, as smoking impedes the process of healing and increases the odds of potential infections
  • Have someone drive you home afterward, as it would not be safe for you to drive yourself
  • Have someone at home to care for you for at least one week as you recover from surgery
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What to Expect on the Day of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Nose reshaping surgery is usually carried out as an outpatient procedure, which means you won’t have to stay overnight in the hospital after the surgery. The surgical procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia at a fully accredited surgical facility so patients can feel comfortable during the surgery.

During the surgery, incisions will be made. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions made inside the nostrils. During open rhinoplasty, incisions may be made across the tip of the nose. The right incision method for you will be discussed during the consultation.

Even a very small correction can make a huge difference in overall facial appearance. Most patients report little or no pain after surgery, and any discomfort that may be experienced after surgery can be handled with pain medication.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

After your rhinoplasty, Dr. Hoschander may ask you to wear a splint to provide support to your nose. You will also need to sleep with your head elevated to prevent accidentally harming your healing nose during the night. The healing process may last for up to three to four months depending upon your case. The final shape of your nose will become apparent once it has healed completely.

You may resume normal activities within two to four weeks of the nose job procedure. Dr. Hoschander will be able to provide more information regarding the length of the recovery period and how to care for your new nose after surgery.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in New York City?

While the cost of functional rhinoplasty may be covered by a patient’s health insurance provider, the price of cosmetic rhinoplasty is not typically covered. The exact techniques utilized, the overall time required to perform the procedure, and many other factors determine the cost of Rhinoplasty in the New York area.

Why Choose Dr. Hoschander?

Dr. Ari S. Hoschander, F.A.C.S. is an American Board-certified Plastic Surgeon. After receiving his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2006, Dr. Hoschander entered a plastic surgery residency for 3 years at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Hoschander specializes in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Abdominoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Facelift, and eyelid surgery. He also performs minimally invasive non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, including Botox and fillers. Dr. Hoschander always employs an artful approach to his cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries. Dr. Hoschander is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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