Rhinoplasty NYC (Nose Job)
Struggling with nasal proportions or breathing issues? Choose rhinoplasty with Dr. Steinbrech in New York, NY. Experience enhanced facial harmony and improved function, sculpting the nose to suit your unique features.
Discover Rhinoplasty Benefits for Balanced Beauty
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty often extends beyond mere aesthetics. It’s an intricate blend of art and medical precision, aimed at enhancing both the functional and cosmetic aspects of the nose. Offering a path to personalized transformation, rhinoplasty promises improved confidence and renewed comfort in one’s skin.
Tailored to your facial structure for balanced, harmonious results.
Address functional issues, allowing for effortless nasal breathing.
Correcting imperfections and facilitating better respiratory function uplifts confidence and daily well-being.
Rhinoplasty, often known as a “nose job,” is a popular plastic surgery that improves the appearance and/or function of the nose. Our doctors perform cosmetic rhinoplasty to reshape, reduce, or augment the nose by removing a hump, narrowing wide nostrils, or changing the angle of a crooked nose. Functional rhinoplasty addresses medical conditions, injuries, and birth defects to improve breathing and reduce snoring.
Within the field of rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty serve as the two primary techniques employed. These techniques allow the surgeon to access the nasal interior and perform necessary modifications, albeit with differing incision placements. The selection between the open or closed technique is based on the extent of the required work and the size and structure of the patient’s nasal passages, as determined by our doctors.
All rhinoplasty surgical procedures follow the same basic steps and often include the removal of excess bone and cartilage from the interior nasal structures. Many procedures also include the addition of a cartilage graft to strengthen or improve the shape of the nose.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a type of facial cosmetic surgery that enables skilled plastic surgeons to reshape and contour the nose, improving its appearance and/or function. To achieve desired results, expert rhinoplasty surgeons must have an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy as well as a deep understanding of facial aesthetic principles. During the pre-operative consultation, the experienced surgeon will assess a patient’s individual facial features and formulate a customized treatment plan.
Open or closed rhinoplasty are the two main techniques employed by experienced rhinoplasty surgeons, depending on the extent of the work required and the patient’s nasal passage size/structure. The surgical plan may include reshaping and refining the nasal bridge, narrowing wide nostrils, altering the angle of a crooked nose, removing excess bone or cartilage from inside nasal structures, or adding cartilage grafting to strengthen or improve nose shape. Revision rhinoplasty is also available for patients who seek additional improvement following a primary rhinoplasty procedure.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is designed to enhance specific racial characteristics while preserving unique ethnic identity. It requires special attention to soft tissue and nasal bones for subtle changes that can make all the difference in the overall facial aesthetic. When choosing your cosmetic surgeon for this delicate procedure, it’s important to ensure they understand your expectations are realistic, given your individual facial characteristics and functional issues you’d like addressed. Our team of professional cosmetic surgeons has extensive experience performing both open and closed rhinoplasty procedures for patients from all ethnic backgrounds seeking improved outcomes with natural-looking results.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty are typically individuals who wish to improve the size, shape, and/or structure of their noses for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Candidates for surgery should have realistic expectations about what rhinoplasty can accomplish and be aware that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to this procedure. Rhinoplasty requires an understanding of nasal anatomy and the underlying structures that support the central feature of the face-the nose. An experienced board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate a patient’s facial harmony as well as the entire process from beginning to end before determining which surgical techniques are best suited for his or her individual needs.
The first step in considering rhinoplasty is researching your doctor and ensuring they have experience performing this type of cosmetic procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your aesthetic goals and explain the healing process so you can make an informed decision. The recovery process begins with reshaping the underlying structures of the nose, including cartilage, bone, skin, and muscle tissue, if necessary. After these steps are completed, special care must be taken when reshaping nasal skin in order to create a natural look and maintain facial harmony. Finally, any breathing difficulties are addressed by refining the nasal base with precision techniques designed for optimal results while preserving essential breathing functions. With careful attention to detail throughout each stage of treatment, board-certified plastic surgeons strive to provide patients with aesthetically pleasing results and improved quality of life after undergoing rhinoplasty surgery.
The Nose Job Procedure
Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery that requires the skill and expertise of an experienced plastic surgeon. The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve nasal obstruction, address structural issues and create aesthetic harmony. During the consultation process, your plastic surgeon will discuss a patient’s individual goals for surgery in order to develop a personalized treatment plan.
The rhinoplasty procedure begins with external incisions made on either side of the nose. These incisions are used to access underlying cartilage and bone structures. Excess cartilage can be removed or reshaped in order to create the desired shape, while grafting may be necessary in some cases in order to add structure and dimension. Structural issues such as deviated septum may also be addressed during this time frame in order to improve nasal breathing abilities.
For patient safety, intravenous sedation is administered prior to surgery, along with local anesthesia at the incision sites. Once all internal structures have been adjusted or reshaped, external stitches are placed, and the remaining tissue is sculpted into its new shape. Mild swelling may occur during healing however it should subside over time with proper care.
Once complete, rhinoplasty can provide patients with improved breathing functions as well as aesthetically pleasing results that are natural-looking yet long-lasting. This effective procedure requires attention to detail throughout each step of treatment and should only be performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for optimal results and safety concerns.
Rhinoplasty patients should expect a wide range of recovery experiences. Generally, rhinoplasty recovery takes between two to three weeks, depending on the individual’s condition and the extent of surgery performed. After the procedure, minimal swelling and bruising are common and can be managed by cold compresses and mild pain medication if needed. Scar tissue may form around incision sites, though it is usually minor and unnoticeable when healed.
Patients typically return to their normal routine in about two to three weeks after surgery; however, they should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks to allow for proper healing. It is important to note that the final results of rhinoplasty may not be visible for up to one year after surgery as scar tissue continues to heal over time.
While recovery from this procedure varies among individuals, it is important that any discomfort or pain experienced during this time is taken seriously, as it could be indicative of a serious issue that needs medical attention. Patients who have undergone rhinoplasty should work closely with their surgeon throughout their recovery in order to maintain aesthetic harmony and ensure the best possible outcome from the surgery for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
WHY CHOOSE DR. STEINBRECH
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has been ranked in the top 10 plastic surgeons in NYC.
- Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons under the American Board of Medical Specialties.
- Dr. Steinbrech underwent eight years of surgical training at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive surgery.
- He has been awarded grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty
Most rhinoplasties are problem-free. Some potential risks include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, bruising, swelling, hematoma, and poor aesthetic results. Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery that should only be performed by a highly experienced plastic surgeon to minimize risks.
You will receive a complete list of pre-surgical instructions during your consultation with us. Avoid medications, supplements, and vitamins that may thin your blood and increase the risk of bleeding or bruising, including aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, and NSAIDs. Stop smoking at least several weeks before the surgery to ensure that you heal properly and achieve the best results.
For the first week or two after surgery, you will need to refrain from lifting, bending, and participating in strenuous activities. Rest is a priority, so stock the freezer and fridge with meals that don’t require cooking and complete household cleaning and other tasks before your surgery. If possible, have a friend or family member stay at your home during the first few days of your recovery.
The tip of the nose is a very delicate area of the body that is made up of cartilage and prone to swelling. Because of this, final rhinoplasty results may take six to 12 months to fully emerge. However, surgery benefits will begin to appear within two months, and the nasal function and cosmetic improvements will continue to advance until the swelling completely fades.
Rhinoplasty improvements typically take up to a year to fully emerge. However, profile improvements are the first to appear. The appearance of a small bump may remain until the nasal swelling subsides, which could take several months.
It is safe to perform rhinoplasty along with other plastic surgery procedures. Our doctors may combine a chin implant with rhinoplasty to allow for the proportionate profile projection of the nose and chin. Eyelid surgery may also be performed along with rhinoplasty to enhance the eyes or to reduce signs of aging.
Rhinoplasty costs vary because it is a customized procedure based on the patient’s unique needs. Our office staff will discuss the price with you before scheduling the surgery. There are affordable financing options available.
The harvested cartilage for use during a rhinoplasty procedure does not affect the structure or shape of the ear. The ear will not distort or collapse due to the removal of cartilage.
Age may cause the tip of the nose to fall towards the upper lip as it elongates. The rhinoplasty procedure will raise and shorten the nose, narrow, and rotate the tip for a more youthful appearance. We will discuss age-related improvements during your rhinoplasty consultation. Rhinoplasty surgery may be combined with another cosmetic procedure to reduce signs of aging further.
A splint will protect the delicate nasal structures and help your nose heal after rhinoplasty surgery. The doctor removes the cast in approximately one week. Patients can typically resume their regular schedule of low-key activities at this time. Strenuous activity must be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks to ensure proper healing.
Medical insurance typically considers rhinoplasty surgery to be optional or cosmetic. However, your health insurance may cover rhinoplasty surgery if it is deemed necessary due to a birth defect, injury, deviated septum, or a medical condition causing problems with breathing. The office staff will provide you with medical paperwork you can go over with your insurance provider before functional rhinoplasty.
If you live in the states of New York or California, Douglas S. Steinbrech, MD offers rhinoplasty among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
To learn more about your options for rhinoplasty in New York, NY, call (646) 949-0580 to schedule your consultation.