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Considering a Nose Job? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Considering a Nose Job? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Is your nose too large for your face? Is it crooked? Does it have a bump in the middle, or a hook at the end? Or have you just never liked it?

If any of these ring true for you, there is a proven, highly effective way to get the beautiful, shapely nose you’ve always wanted: rhinoplasty (plastic surgery performed on the nose).

Nose reshaping surgery (commonly called a nose job) is usually performed to alter the size and shape of the bridge and tip of the nose. Some of my patients also want to narrow the base of their nose or reduce the size of their nostrils. Whatever type of nose you might be seeking, my goal is to give you a natural-looking, flattering nose that fits your face and your personality, helping you feel beautiful and self-confident.

What happens during a nose job (rhinoplasty)?

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 to benefit 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 columella (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 columella incision eventually becomes almost invisible.

Are you a good candidate for nose surgery?

If you are in good general health, do not smoke or abuse alcohol, and have talked with me about realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

The following are the most common reasons why people have rhinoplasty:

  • Their nose is too large or too small
  • Their nose does not seem to match the rest of their face
  • Their nose is crooked, badly shaped or out of alignment
  • They have a broken nose
  • They have nasal blockage inside their nose and have trouble breathing

What will a nose job do for me?

Your nose plays such a big part in the way you feel about yourself and how the world sees you. Many of my patients who were unhappy with their noses and who chose to have a nose job have made a point of telling me what a wonderful difference their “new nose” has made. They feel beautiful, sometimes for the first time in their lives, and also have discovered new-found confidence, affecting their work, relationships and self-esteem. Nose reshaping could achieve this things for you too!

Typically, for most people rhinoplasty brings about these results:

  • The shape, angle and size of your nose will be improved
  • Structural problems that restrict your breathing and cause congestion can be corrected
  • It can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-confidence

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

Patients with a receding chin may benefit from chin augmentation in addition to rhinoplasty in order to achieve a better balance of their facial features. Chin augmentation can strengthen the appearance of the chin by increasing its projection, without affecting your bite or dental work. The most common chin augmentation procedure entails the insertion of an implant through a small incision underneath your chin.

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 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.

Getting a nose job is a big decision, and an irreversible one

That's why it's very important to ask a lot of questions and to be fully informed before making your final decision. Whatever procedure you choose, I want you to be completely happy and satisfied with your “new” nose. To learn more, please refer to the Nose Reshaping page on my website.

If you are interested in rhinoplasty

If you are 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.

More information on face procedures

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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 Surgeons (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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