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Are You A Good Candidate For Nose Reshaping Surgery?

Are You A Good Candidate For Nose Reshaping Surgery?

Every time you look in the mirror, do you see a nose you’re unhappy with? Is it too big, too small, crooked, bumpy, hooked, or just doesn’t fit your face? If you’re ready to change it, nose reshaping surgery (also known as rhinoplasty or a nose job) is a highly successful way to get the nose you’ve always wanted. This procedure is just one of the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful face. To learn more, click here.   

Find out if you’re a good candidate for nose reshaping surgery

Getting a nose job is a big decision, and an irreversible one. If you’re trying to decide whether to have this surgery, here are some questions I ask my patients to make sure they would be good candidates for this procedure:

  • Are you unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose?
  • Is your nose too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face?
  • Is your nose crooked, badly shaped or out of alignment?
  • Do you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities or blockages inside your nose?
  • Do you have a nasal hump or tip that is drooping, elevated, too big or too wide?
  • Do you have a deviated septum?
  • Are you seeking improvement, not perfection or to look like someone else?
  • Are you in good general health?

Types of nose problems this surgery can fix

If you’re seeking for your nose to be more symmetrical, keep in mind that everyone's face is asymmetric to some degree and that no one has a “perfect” nose. The goal of nose reshaping surgery is to create facial balance in the correct proportion, as well as to achieve a nose you’re happy with. Within realistic expectations, surgical rhinoplasty can improve the following issues:

  • A nose that’s too big or too small for the person’s face
  • A nose that’s too wide at the bridge
  • Undesirable size and/or position of the nostrils
  • A nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • A nose tip that is too large, bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • An asymmetrical nose
  • A broken nose
  • A deformed nose
  • A deviated septum

What happens during a nose job?

Nose reshaping is generally performed through surgical incisions inside the nose — the traditional “closed” approach. A modified technique, called the “open” approach, is often used for patients who need more complex correction or who are undergoing a secondary rhinoplasty procedure. In these cases, a small incision is made outside the nose across the tissue that divides the two nostrils. This enables me to turn the outer tissue of the nose back so I can see the structures inside. Additional incisions, similar to those used in the “closed” approach, are then made inside the nose. The small scar resulting from the outer incision eventually becomes almost invisible.

How soon will you see results and how long will they last?

For most people, rhinoplasty brings about:

  • An improvement in the shape, angle and size of your nose
  • Correction of structural problems that restrict your breathing and cause congestion
  • A significant, beneficial impact on your self-image and confidence

The results should be relatively permanent. While initial swelling from nose reshaping surgery subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nose shape to fully “settle in.” During this time period, you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it heals and becomes more permanent. In addition, a healthy lifestyle and diligent sun protection will help extend the results of your “new nose.”

You might want to consider having chin augmentation at the same time

To achieve a better balance of their facial features, many of my patients who have a receding chin choose to have chin augmentation in addition to rhinoplasty. By inserting an implant through a small incision underneath the chin, this procedure strengthens the appearance of the chin by increasing its projection, without affecting your bite or dental work. If you’re interested in having chin augmentation at the same time as nose reshaping or as a separate procedure, please contact me for a free consultation to determine if this would be a beneficial surgery for you.

How much does a nose job cost?

Because every person’s nose is unique and the results they are seeking from nose reshaping surgery are specific to them, I determine the exact cost of the surgery only after meeting with the patient and together, we have decided what type of procedure will achieve the best possible results.

Considering rhinoplasty?

If you’re thinking about getting nose reshaping surgery and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. To make sure you are fully informed about your surgery options and understand exactly what results to expect, I will take all the time you need to make sure all your questions are answered.

To learn more about the many facial procedures I offer

There are several facial procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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