Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery in Paramus at Art Plastic Surgery

The nose is the centerpiece of the face; next to our eyes, it’s our most noticeable feature. Having a nose that is too prominent or unusually small can therefore take attention away from your other features, creating poorly balanced facial proportions. At Art Plastic Surgery, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons—Dr. Luis A. Zapiach and Dr. John T. Cozzone—use rhinoplasty to bring the nose into harmony with the rest of the face. This form of nose surgery can also be used to correct structural problems within the nose, improving airflow through the nostrils.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Art Plastic Surgery provides several different options for enhancing the appearance and functionality of the nose. Our doctors can perform either traditional (open) rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, or non-surgical rhinoplasty, depending on the patient’s needs and wishes.

Open rhinoplasty is the most frequently used form of rhinoplasty owing to its versatility; this procedure can:

  • Adjust the projection of the nose
  • Make the tip and/or bridge of the nose wider or thinner, as desired
  • Reshape the nostrils
  • Correct structural problems within the nose, e.g., align a deviated septum

During open rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made in the columella (the thin bridge of tissue that separates the nostrils) and inside each nostril. The surgeon then raises the tip of the nose and gently manipulates the patient’s nasal bones and cartilage, creating new, more flattering nasal contours. As the nose heals, the bones set, adhering to their new shape.

Closed rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive form of nose surgery that’s ideally suited to patients seeking subtle changes in the shape of their nose. When performing a closed rhinoplasty, our doctors make a small incision inside each nostril; no incision is made in the columella. They then use thin surgical instruments to adjust the shape of the nose. Because closed rhinoplasty allows only limited access to the nasal cavity, it’s used to make minor alterations to the tip or bridge of the nose, not dramatic changes.

During non-surgical rhinoplasty (also known as liquid rhinoplasty), dermal fillers are injected into the nose to correct minor irregularities in shape. Though non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t reduce the projection of the nose or correct structural problems, it’s an excellent way to build up the nasal bridge and minimize the appearance of nasal bumps, dents, and other distracting features. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also a good option for people of Asian descent who are interested in having Asian rhinoplasty but who don’t feel ready for surgery.

Ready to Schedule Your Consultation?

Our team is ready to help you navigate through the next steps of you booking your procedure. Contact us today! 

Ready to Schedule Your Consultation?

Our team is ready to help you navigate through the next steps of you booking your procedure. Contact us today!

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Nose surgery has several potential benefits; it can:

  • Draw attention to your best features. Many patients are surprised to see how much more their eyes, cheekbones, and lips stand out after having nose surgery.
  • Make you more photogenic. Cameras distort the nose, making it appear larger than it is. If your nose is already prominent, this can make it extremely difficult to capture a good photograph of yourself. Reducing the size of the nose eliminates this problem and allows your smile to shine.
  • Alleviate breathing problems, such as nasal congestion, sleep apnea, and chronic sinus congestion. This can also greatly improve your sleep quality.
  • Increase your confidence, as you’ll no longer be self-conscious about your nose.

When you visit us for a consultation, our doctors will help you choose the rhinoplasty method that’s right for you, based on both your goals and your recovery preferences. To learn more about this procedure, you can contact us directly, or review the FAQ provided below:

Nose Surgery FAQ

Rhinoplasty surgery typically doesn’t create visible scars when performed by a skilled surgeon. The location of the external incision used during open rhinoplasty allows scar tissue to be hidden within the natural crease where the columella joins with the face. Non-surgical and closed rhinoplasties cannot create visible scar tissue because they don’t require any external incisions.

Recovery from open rhinoplasty surgery usually takes about one to two weeks, whereas patients who have closed rhinoplasty surgery can return to work within one week, though some residual swelling may still be present. No downtime is needed after having a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

To limit discomfort during recovery, we recommend resting in bed with your head and shoulders elevated on soft pillows. You should also consume only soft foods (e.g., pudding, applesauce, and soup) for at least the first week after your surgery. Because your nose will remain somewhat fragile while the bones within it are setting, you will need to avoid vigorous exercise for at least six weeks after having nose surgery.

Though cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by health insurance, nose surgery that is performed for medical reasons may be eligible for some degree of coverage. When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll help you review your policy and determine whether you’re covered. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover rhinoplasty, we can help you secure financing through a reputable third party, like CareCredit®.

Arrange a Rhinoplasty Consultation in Paramus, NJ

Whether you’re hoping to refine your appearance or treat breathing problems, our team of caring, attentive Paramus plastic surgeons can help. To find out whether you’re a good candidate for nose surgery, contact Art Plastic Surgery online or by phone at: (201) 345-3518. We look forward to helping you feel and look your best with our broad selection personalized treatments.

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