Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – Revision Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery – Greater NY area*

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Overview

With the end goal of having your nose blend perfectly with your other facial features, rhinoplasty reshapes your nose to improve your appearance. Commonly known as a nose job or nose reshaping, rhinoplasty by our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, can enhance the aesthetics of your nose, correct injuries, and/or improve your breathing capability. As with any surgical procedure at Aydin Plastic Surgery, patients opting for nose surgery need to be in good health, with a realistic outlook for the procedure. Beyond that, candidates for rhinoplasty usually have 1 of 3 reasons for wanting the surgery:

Appearance: You want to improve the simple aesthetic of your facial features, such as disproportion, position, size, length, width, bumps, or dips in the nasal bridge.

Breathing: Some people are born with constricted nasal passages, making breathing more difficult. Rhinoplasty, combined with septoplasty, can alleviate these problems by removing cartilage and opening the airway.

Injury: Whether it was a pickup football game, a car wreck, or other trauma, your nose may have been disfigured and its function impaired. Rhinoplasty can return it to its former shape and position.

We offer consultations for nose surgery at our offices in Paramus, NJ and White Plains, NY.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Aydin sees many patients (who have had nose surgery elsewhere) but need their failed surgery to be expertly revised. The term for this procedure is called revision rhinoplasty. If you need a talented plastic surgeon willing to take a difficult case, such as correcting a previous nose surgery, Dr. Aydin would be happy to consult with you about your case. Whether it is cosmetic or medical in nature, revision rhinoplasty demands a plastic surgeon with experience because it can be even more complicated than the original procedure. Tissue and cartilage grafts may be required to provide the required mass needed for the procedure.

Surgical Technique

There are several techniques used for rhinoplasty. The approach taken will be based on the complexity of the surgical case and the overall goal of the patient. Dr. Aydin uses 2 methods when performing rhinoplasty, open and closed. During your consultation, the both of you will discuss which option works best for your particular situation.

Open Rhinoplasty

With an open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils or on the natural crease of the nose just above the lips. This allows for greater access and view of the confines of the nose. Surgeons prefer this as it is easier to manipulate the bones and cartilage. The skin is peeled back to reveal the internal structure of the nose and redraped once reshaping is completed. The scars associated with this approach are tiny - less than 5mm - so they are not easily noticeable once fully healed. 

Closed Rhinoplasty

During a closed rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made to the inside of the nose through the nostrils. This is a common technique for patients who desire mild reshaping. This approach does not cause visible scarring. For severe reshaping cases, the open technique will be implemented.

NonInvasive Rhinoplasty

For minor reshaping, some patients may opt to try an injectable filler to achieve results. These come in a variety of liquid substances, and sometimes a fat transfer can also be utilized. A filler can help add volume to hide small deformities, such as a bump or a bony appearance. It is important to note that fillers can only do so much in the reshaping process. For most patients, surgery is a better option and will offer a permanent solution.

During/After Surgery

Rhinoplasty is performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts up to 2 hours and is considered outpatient. After surgery, there will be swelling and soreness around the nose area. Bruising is also a side effect of surgery. The nose will be placed in a splint for additional support. During the first 7-10 days following surgery, the side effects will begin to disappear and the splint will be removed. Patients will be able to see their results immediately; however, it may take several months for the full results to appear.

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Rhinoplasty FAQs

Is It Risky?

All surgical procedures carry some form of risk. These risks can be greatly minimized if an experienced nose surgeon is chosen to perform the surgery. While rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S., surgeon skill is critical so that a beautiful, satisfactory outcome can result.

Broken Nose?

Around half of all rhinoplasty cases will include some form of nose breaking in order to allow the surgeon to reshape the cartilage and bone. This is primarily intended for patients who have nasal asymmetry. The broken bone or cartilage will be reshaped and reattached, and then supported by splints during recovery.

Nasal Pack

Nasal packing is done to help with bleeding, especially if the surgery involves the septum. Gauze or cotton packs are inserted into the nasal chamber during this process. Patients find it uncomfortable, but the packing is only in for a short-term during the immediate recovery phase.

Surgical Or Nonsurgical?

This depends on the patient’s nose structure and what aesthetic result is trying to be achieved. For significant reshaping, the surgical approach will be performed as this allows the surgeon to manipulate the cartridges and bones. If the patient is looking for a subtle improvement, adding volume to the area may suffice.

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