New York plastic surgeon Dr. Aloysius Smith - excellence in nose sculpting (rhinoplasty) plastic surgery
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Plastic Surgery Associates of New York

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, enhances the shape and appearance of the nose, and thus can significantly improve self-confidence. The best candidates for the nose reshaping procedure are people who want improvement but also have realistic expectations.

At the time of your initial consultation, a thorough examination of your nose and all your facial features will be performed. This will identify any cosmetic and functional issues that are of concern to you. It is important that you inform us about any history of trauma or surgery to your nose or if you have any seasonal allergies or problems with your breathing. All of these are important factors when we discuss all the surgical options with you.

Complications of rhinoplasty are usually infrequent and minor. However, there is always the slight possibility of infection, bleeding, or a reaction to the anesthetic. The rhinoplasty surgery is usually performed using the "closed" technique, where incisions are placed inside the nose and therefore are not visible. Occasionally, it may be necessary to use the "open" approach; this is done with a small incision at the base, or columella, of the nose. This technique allows for better visualization of certain internal structures of the nose, and the small scar is practically invisible.

For the first 2-3 days following the procedure, you should expect a fair amount of swelling and puffiness around the nose and eyes. This swelling can be reduced significantly by keeping your head elevated and applying cold compresses around the nose and eyes. There will be a splint on your nose and possibly some gauze packing in your nose, depending on the procedure. These are usually removed by the 5th or 7th post-operative day. You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after the first week, but it is important to avoid strenuous activities for at least 4 weeks, as this will delay your healing and possibly cause bleeding.

If you are interested in rhinoplasty plastic surgery or have any questions for New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Smith, call our toll free number shown below or use our online contact form.

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