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What Is A Nose Job And What Will It Do?

What Is A Nose Job And What Will It Do?

Have you always wished your nose was different? 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 effective way to get the beautiful nose you’ve always wanted. This procedure is just one of the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful faceTo learn more, click here.   

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 used for more complex corrections or for patients 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 the plastic surgeon to fold back the outer tissue of the nose so he/she 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.

What kind of nose problems can rhinoplasty fix?

If you’re hoping to achieve a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone's face is asymmetric to some degree. No one has the “perfect” nose, not even models or movie stars.

The goal of nose reshaping surgery is to create facial balance and correct proportion, and to achieve a nose that you’re happy with. Within realistic expectations, 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
  • Improving an obstructed airway
  • A deviated septum

How soon will I see results and how long do they last?

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. In addition, as your body ages, your nose and the tissue in and around it will too, but for the most part, your results should be relatively permanent. A healthy lifestyle and diligent sun protection will help extend the results of your new appearance.

What are the benefits?

For most people, rhinoplasty achieves these results:

  • An improvement in the shape, angle and size of their nose
  • Correction of structural problems that have restricted their breathing and cause congestion
  • A significant boost to their self-image and self-confidence

What are the risks?

Rhinoplasty surgery risks and side effects include:

  • Adverse reaction to aesthesia
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Scarring
  • Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain)
  • Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dissatisfaction with the end result, shape of your nose
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Possibility of revision surgery

I will go over all of these risks, as well as any other information you need to know, in our pre-surgery consultation so that you can be as informed as possible when making your decision to have this procedure.

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.

Insurance coverage

Insurance companies consider rhinoplasty to be an elective cosmetic surgical treatment and usually do not cover it, which means the procedure would be self-pay.

For more information on rhinoplasty, I recommend these 3 blogs

So you can be fully informed before you decide to get a nose job, I’ve written several blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:

Interested in nose reshaping surgery?

If you’re thinking about getting rhinoplasty 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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