Refine and Reshape Your Nose with Rhinoplasty
As one of the most dominant features of the face, the appearance of your nose can significantly impact your self-image and confidence. In addition, misshapen or abnormally positioned nasal structures can also present a variety of health problems, and cause difficulty breathing. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, can reshape, resize, and refine a patient’s nose to improve its function and cosmetic appeal.
Dr. Oren Lerman offers rhinoplasty at our Manhattan plastic surgery practice. If you are concerned with the appearance of your nose, or would like to correct structural problems, like a deviated septum, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.
Improving Function & Aesthetics
Many patients are interested in rhinoplasty to improve their appearance and self-confidence. The surgery can safely and permanently address:
- A nose that is too large or too wide in proportion to other features on the face
- A sizable bump on the nose’s bridge, which may disrupt the facial profile
- A tip that droops, or is too thick or enlarged
- Nostrils that are too large or oddly shaped
- An off-center or crooked nose, often a result of injury, that disturbs the symmetry of the face
Certain medical conditions can also require nose surgery, such as a deviated septum (misaligned cartilage between the nostrils) that obstructs the patient’s airway.
You can learn more about your candidacy during a comprehensive consultation and examination with Dr. Lerman. Good candidates should have stopped growing, should not smoke, be in good physical health, and have specific and realistic treatment goals.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Everybody’s nose is unique, and each rhinoplasty procedure is uniquely executed. After administering intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Lerman will make a small incision, either hidden inside the nose (a closed procedure) or made across the columella - the small piece of tissue between the nostrils (an open procedure). In an open procedure, the soft tissues that cover the nose are exposed and gently raised to facilitate reshaping the nose structure. Using cartilage harvested from other areas of the body, such as the septum, ear, or on rare occasion, the ribs, Dr. Lerman can augment abnormal nasal structures and straighten them to improve symmetry and respiration. He will also make additional alterations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Aftercare & Healing
Bleeding and swelling may occur immediately after your surgery, but should resolve soon afterwards. A splint or internal packing may be placed to enhance healing and contouring. Prior to your procedure, we will provide you with specific instructions for proper care of the surgical site, any needed medications, and when to return for a follow-up examination. If bleeding or inflammation persists, we recommend you contact our practice for further information.
Learn More during a Consultation
If you’re unhappy with the size, shape, or proportion of your nose, or have breathing issues caused by trauma or injury, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman to learn whether you can benefit from rhinoplasty. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.