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Rhinoplasty

NJ Rhinoplasty | New Jersey Cosmetic Nose Procedure

NJ Rhinoplasty

NJ Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today and is Dr. Rosenberg’s personal favorite operation to perform. His approach to this art is to consider each nose as individual to each face and its involved structures. Since no two faces are the same, each nose must be crafted as well to the rest of the face but also to fit the patient’s gender and ethnicity. A well-performed New Jersey cosmetic nose procedure can reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It may be performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose.

A New Jersey nose job may also be performed for functional rather than cosmetic reasons. Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.

What can NJ Rhinoplasty do for me?

A nose job is an excellent procedure for achieving the following:

  • Balance the size of the nose with the other facial features
  • Modify the width of the nose at the bridge
  • Improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions
  • Contour a nasal tip that is too large, “boxy,” drooping or upturned
  • Change the angle between the nose and the mouth
  • Narrow and reshape the nostrils
  • Correct asymmetry or deviation

Am I a good candidate for nose surgery?

The best candidates for nose surgery:

  • Are at least 15 years old;
  • Have finished facial growth;
  • Are generally healthy;
  • Do not smoke;
  • Are seeking nose surgery for personal reasons, not pressure from others; and
  • Have realistic goals for the procedure.

How is the procedure performed?

A rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia.

Surgeons use one of two techniques when performing NJ nose surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils and permits full visibility of all the structures which underlie the skin of the nose. Dr. Rosenberg feels strongly that the open approach is a far superior one and yields consistent and reproducible results which are excellent and predictable.

If the patient has a deviated septum, Dr. Rosenberg will adjust the septum and the inner structures of the nose to improve breathing. Then the tissues are re-draped and stitched closed. If the patient desires nostril reshaping, this is done as the final stage of rhinoplasty. The entire procedure generally lasts one to two hours.

What is the recovery from Bergen County nose surgery like?

For a short time after surgery, patients may experience a dull headache lasting 20-30 minutes, as well as minor bleeding or stuffiness. Most of Dr. Rosenberg’s patients are discharged without nasal packing, which is of great comfort during the first postoperative night. Each patient is observed for 1-2 hours postop and the temporary packing is removed prior to discharge from our ambulatory surgery facility. If you are discharged with nasal tampons in place, they are removed the following morning. The only exception to this is patients who have undergone extensive surgery on the nasal septum, in which case the tampons are allowed to remain in place for 48 hours. Most patients feel like themselves within two days and return to work in about a week.

The results of a nose job become gradually apparent as the days pass after surgery and swelling recedes. Swelling may reappear from time to time in the first year after the procedure. It is typically more noticeable in the morning and fades during the day.

Contact lenses can be worn immediately, but glasses may need to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.

Will I like the results of my nose surgery?

Patients with realistic goals for a nose job are generally very happy with the new shape of their nose. The exact results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age.*

*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient. 

Does insurance cover nose surgery?

Insurance may cover a nose job if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but a nose surgery done for cosmetic purposes is not covered.

For more information regarding this NJ cosmetic nose procedure or to set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon, please contact our New Jersey plastic surgery center. We are located in Fort Lee.