Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Westchester County, NY

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About Rhinoplasty

A nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and is commonly performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman on a wide variety of candidates. A rhinoplasty can be performed for cosmetic purposes to treat oversized noses and unwanted nasal defects. Nose surgery can also be used to treat nasal passage issues that are obstructing the breathing or that have been damaged in an injury. After the patient's confidential consult at WESTMED Group in Westchester County, NY, Dr. Suzman will help to create an individualized treatment plan that allows the patient to customize their results as ideally as possible. A rhinoplasty is a very effective way to reconstruct and reshape the nose by altering its structure and surrounding tissue for both cosmetic and health purposes.

Limited Rhinoplasty

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman offers different surgical options for his patients according to their needs. If patients don't require or want a full rhinoplasty procedure, then Dr. Suzman can perform a limited rhinoplasty. A limited rhinoplasty is offered for patients who only want to change a part of the nose such as only the tip or a bump on the upper nose. Dr. Suzman can focus on the area of concern without altering the entire nose, allowing the recovery time to be much less than a full rhinoplasty. 

Best Candidates

Rhinoplasty offers many benefits to patients looking to enhance their facial appearance. This procedure can be performed at any age however, it is suggested that children and teens wait to undergo this procedure until their facial growth is complete. Good candidates for rhinoplasty may have any of the following nasal issues:

  • A disproportionate nose
  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged nasal tip
  • Excessively flared nostrils
  • Crooked or off-center nasal bridge

What to Expect

Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. Each patient's surgical experience will differ due to their individual needs and goals. There are a number of approaches and techniques that can be used during nose surgery, including open and closed rhinoplasty. When augmenting the nose, the surgeon can take cartilage from deep within the nose or the cartilage may be harvested from other areas of the body such as the ribs.

Other Considerations

Following surgery, patients can expect to have swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for approximately 2 weeks. Patients will need to keep their head above their chest to help improve swelling. Congestion is also common following rhinoplasty and may be caused by the splints and nasal packing worn the first few days post-surgery. After removing the splints, patients will be able to see and admire their newly shaped and contoured nose.

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Your Best Face

The nose is often considered a focal point of our face, which is why it is important to ensure that your nose complements your overall facial aesthetic. For patients whose nose crooks one way or the other or those suffering from injuries to the nose, rhinoplasty may be a good option. We strive to give every patient the look they desire with advanced techniques and surgical options to make sure your new nose meets your cosmetic goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more about nose surgery and how it can improve your appearance and breathing.

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