The appearance of your nose can significantly impact your self-image and confidence. 

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a nose job, can change the size and shape of your nose to improve its function and appearance.

Want to explore the possibilities? Plastic surgeon Dr. Oren Lerman has offices in White Plains and Manhattan, NY.

What Can Rhinoplasty Treat?

Aesthetic Issues

Many patients are interested in rhinoplasty to improve their appearance and self-confidence. Rhinoplasty surgery can address:

  • A nose that is too large or too wide in proportion to other facial features 
  • A sizable bump on the nasal bridge, which may disrupt the facial profile
  • A nasal tip that droops, is too thick, or is enlarged
  • An over-projected or under-projected nasal tip
  • Nostrils that are too large or misshapen 
  • Overly thin or short nasal bones
  • An off-center or crooked nose that disturbs the symmetry of the face

Functional Issues

Rhinoplasty isn't just about looks; it can also improve your health. Misshapen or abnormally positioned nasal structures can cause difficulty breathing. When patients have medical conditions such as a deviated septum (misaligned cartilage between the nostrils), it obstructs the patient’s airway. Resolving this issue requires nose surgery. Dr. Lerman has the training and experience to correct the structural problems associated with a misaligned septum. 

Dr. Lerman's Surgical Techniques Help Patients Breathe Easy

If you want to breathe properly and look good, Dr. Lerman can help. Need
reassurance about your results before you begin? Our sophisticated 3D imaging
lets you discuss your preferences for nose surgery with Dr. Lerman and then see
the results in real-time during the consultation.

Rhinoplasty: Before and After Refreshed, Functional Results

Dr. Oren Lerman's patient before rhinoplasty
Dr. Oren Lerman's patient after rhinoplasty
This 30-year-old male patient came to Dr. Lerman's New York City practice to improve his breathing and the appearance of his nose. The hump on the bridge of the nose was smoothed down and the nasal tip was refined. In addition, Dr. Lerman adjusted the internal structure of the nose to help him breathe properly.

Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty Learn About Your Options

There are two primary approaches to cosmetic nasal surgery:

Closed Rhinoplasty Approach

During a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Lerman will make a small incision hidden inside the nose. This approach results in absolutely no visible postsurgical scarring because all incisions are made in the interior of the nose. However, this approach has limitations. It can be performed to address obstructed airways, minor nasal tip problems, or a bump on the bridge of the nose.

While the closed approach is ideal for certain cases, Dr. Lerman will recommend the open approach if it better addresses your cosmetic and functional concerns. He will determine the best approach during your consultation at our Manhattan or Westchester County offices.

Open Rhinoplasty Approach

In the open rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Lerman will make a small incision across the columella, the small piece of tissue between the nostrils. This approach offers better access to the nasal bones and cartilage so more significant aesthetic changes can be made. The soft tissues that cover the nose are exposed and gently raised so Dr. Lerman can reshape the nose structure. In addition, this approach allows Dr. Lerman to build up the nose.

Using cartilage harvested from other areas of the body, such as the septum or ear, Dr. Lerman can augment abnormal nasal structures and straighten them to improve symmetry and respiration.

Wonder which technique is best for you? Contact our Manhattan-based practice today to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:

We're Proud to Have Made a Difference For This Rhinoplasty Patient

"I had a unique and excellent surgical experience with Dr. Lerman when my ENT diagnosed that my breathing problem was due to a collapse of my nasal passages.  SO my procedure was not aesthetic; however, now I can both breathe and my "new nose" looks great!  You won't find a more highly skilled, professional, clear communicator than Dr. Lerman.  His office staff is equally supportive, responsive and professional." Cal Carter

What to Look for in a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

▶ Board-Certification

One of the most important attributes a plastic surgeon can have is board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Oren Lerman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned a medical degree and completed the requisite training from accredited institutions. He has also passed a difficult peer review and testing process to achieve this status for the benefit of his patients.

▶ Advanced Training

In addition to a primary surgical fellowship, Dr. Lerman also completed an extra clinical fellowship in advanced microvascular surgery and breast reconstruction. This has greatly contributed to his skill in performing reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgical techniques, which naturally complement one another and further his ability to achieve successful outcomes through nose surgery and other procedures.

▶ Hospital & Teaching Roles

Dr. Lerman is an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care, and director of the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship, where he oversees DIEP flap breast reconstruction training for the next generation of surgeons. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the NYU School of Medicine.

▶ Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lerman is the past president and current member of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also maintains memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Medical Society of the State of New York. These commitments further illustrate his commitment to ongoing education in the field of plastic surgery.

Watch a Manhattan Patient Explain Why She Chose Dr. Lerman

She says Dr. Lerman's approach to care made her feel that he was the most capable
surgeon and that she would be in good hands as his patient.

We Have Two Locations For Your Convenience

Searching for a plastic surgeon near you? Whether you're from New York City or Westchester County, you can explore rhinoplasty with Dr. Lerman. He has two different offices: one in Manhattan and one in White Plains.

Benefit From the Skills of a Highly Trained Surgeon

Dr. Lerman brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep personal commitment to every patient. And his credentials go well beyond board certification alone. Dr. Lerman:

  • Travels internationally to train other plastic surgeons. In late 2021, he trained staff at the Soroka Medical Center, Israel's leading healthcare institution, in cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques.
  • Is director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship.

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who is highly trained on the cutting edge of the field, reach out to Dr. Lerman and his Manhattan, NY, team. You can leave us a message or call:

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We Bring Your Ideas to Life Watch Your Face Evolve As You Try on Different Noses
Using Our Advanced 3D Imagery

Our sophisticated 3D imaging lets you discuss your preferences for nose surgery
with Dr. Lerman and then see the results in real time during the consultation.

Compare How Different Noses
Look on Your Face

Our Crisalix 3D imaging system overcomes a major communication hurdle in plastic surgery. Patients have long struggled to use words to "paint" an accurate picture of their wishes.

They often resort to flipping through before-and-after pictures of other patients to better explain their thoughts. But a picture of a nose on someone else's face can't show how it will look on your own.

The Crisalix 3D imaging allows us to create a 3D image of your face and then alter the nose to try on different shapes to see how they work with your profile. With your face displayed on a shared screen and adjusted as you talk, communication is no longer limited to individual imaginations.

You'll also have access to the simulated results after your consultation so you have time to reflect on the changes and share them with family and friends before making a final selection.

You will be able to truly collaborate with Dr. Lerman, making suggestions and seeing the changes on your face as you talk.

Our advanced imaging technology:
  • ▶ Allows you to discuss your preferences with Dr. Lerman and then see the results in real time on a virtual image of your face
  • ▶ Lets you try on different looks so you can compare the different versions. You can adjust the width, the angle of the nasal tip, and other features of your nose
  • ▶ Helps you see the changes from every angle for a more comprehensive digital approximation

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Dr. Lerman is a miracle worker!

He was so thoughtful and caring.

He is meticulous with his approach. He answered all my questions and was incredibly patient.

I would refer him to any friend or family member

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New York, NY


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I had the best experience with Dr Lerman always patient pleasant and professional. Dr. Lerman’s staff is also top notch. Dr Lerman knew I was nervous he bent down as I waited for anesthesia to begin. He told me not worry and I’ll be fine. 9 hours later and a whole lot of pain meds I was up and about. He had to tell me to take it easy

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Eager to See What You Could Look Like? Request a Consultation

Clear communication with patients is key for Dr. Lerman. Our Crisalix system now brings communication and a shared vision to the highest level possible for rhinoplasty patients. In addition to being able to visualize their new look and see it from all angles, they can "try on" different noses to compare the results.

You can then collaborate with Dr. Lerman to create a nose that reflects your wishes. Using that information, along with his own expertise on what's possible with facial anatomy, Dr. Lerman can design a nose that fulfills your wishes.

If you would like to not only talk about what you want in a new nose but actually see what you would look like, request a consultation with Dr. Lerman at either our Manhattan or Westchester office in White Plains. If you have questions, feel free to send us a message. You can also give us a call at

(212) 434-6980

Is Rhinoplasty Eligible for Insurance Coverage?

In select cases, yes–it may be eligible for coverage. Typically, your insurance will help contribute if your health and ability to breathe are affected. At our New York City-area offices, we accept most types of insurance and can confirm if your plan may assist during a consultation.

Putting Patients at Ease With Care and Skill

"I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Lerman after reading reviews here, for which I am extremely grateful, and so I feel honored to leave my own. Dr, Lerman is a highly skilled surgeon with an amazingly easygoing bedside manner, and I can agree with the other reviews 100% that he is not only extremely knowledgeable and particularly gifted in his trade, but also exceedingly compassionate and truly wants to make a positive impact in the lives of his patients. He has an outstanding level of professionalism and expertise as evidenced by his numerous and varied academic and professional accomplishments." Connie Selinsky Brockett

Rhinoplasty Surgery Candidates

You can learn more about your candidacy during a comprehensive consultation and examination with our Manhattan facial plastic surgeon. Good candidates should:

  • Have stopped growing so the nose is fully developed
  • Not smoke
  • Be in good physical health
  • Have specific and realistic treatment goals

The Rhinoplasty Procedure Step-By-Step

Everybody’s nose is unique, and each rhinoplasty procedure is performed according to your personalized plan. In general, most patients can expect:

Your specific surgery may involve augmenting, reducing, and refining certain areas of the nose, such as the cartilage, to achieve the results you desire.
Your specific surgery may involve augmenting, reducing, and refining certain areas of the nose, such as the cartilage, to achieve the results you desire.


After administering anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort throughout the duration of your procedure, your board-certified surgeon will begin your surgery.


Based on our recommendations and the treatment plan that was developed during your consultation at our New York City offices, Dr. Lerman will create the necessary incisions. These incisions will be as small and discreet as possible while still allowing Dr. Lerman to achieve the best possible results.

Nasal Reshaping

Next, Dr. Lerman will make any necessary alterations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. This may involve augmenting, reducing, and refining certain areas of the nose, such as the bridge, tip, nostrils, cartilage, or septum.


Non-dissolvable or dissolvable sutures may be used on the inside or outside of the nose to close the incisions.


A splint or internal packing may be placed to aid in healing and contouring after your nose job. Dr. Lerman will instruct you on the proper use and wear time for your splint, so there's no confusion. He will also likely remove it himself on a follow-up visit.

Unsatisfied With Your Past Nose Job? Consider Revision Rhinoplasty

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous surgery, have experienced healing issues, or have developed scar tissue, you may wish to undergo revision rhinoplasty. This procedure tends to be even more complex than primary rhinoplasty, so it is important to choose a surgeon with extensive training, experience, and credentials. During your consultation at our Manhattan or Westchester County offices, we can develop a treatment plan for revision rhinoplasty to help you finally achieve the results you desire through a nose job.

When Will I See Results from Rhinoplasty?

Your nasal results will become more apparent as swelling subsides, with most of the healing taking place within the first few months. However, it is important to note that it can take a full year to completely heal.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice Schedule Your Personal Consultation

Are you unhappy with the size or shape of your nose? Do you have breathing issues caused by trauma or injury? Are you dissatisfied with a previous nose job and are looking for revision rhinoplasty?

Find out if you can benefit from rhinoplasty, a procedure that is more commonly known as a nose job. Our facial plastic surgeon meets with patients at our New York City office location in the heart of Manhattan or at our Westchester County office in Mt. Kisco. He is always transparent about pricing and can give you a personalized quote on the cost of your rhinoplasty procedure during your consultation.

Want to learn more about your options? Contact us today to ask a question. You can also reach our Manhattan-based practice by phone:

Dr. Lerman in a consultation with a patient

Creating Results That Change Lives

"Dr. Lerman assisted in my septoplasty surgery by performing collapsed nasal valve repair. The results are incredible and I’m breathing significantly better now. I highly recommend going to Dr. Lerman for his professionalism and talent for creating life changing results!!" GinaMaria Delio

Have You Considered
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?


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Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose but not yet ready to undergo nasal surgery? Nonsurgical rhinoplasty using injectable fillers is another option.

Often called a liquid nose job, dermal fillers can be used to change the shape of your nose in a procedure that just takes a few minutes.

The filler, usually hyaluronic acid such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, is placed under the skin to create more volume or smoother lines. It can last anywhere from four months to three years, depending on your skin, the filler, and your desired nasal results. Dr. Lerman can carefully target the right areas to:

  • Add volume to the nose
  • Smooth out small bumps in the nose
  • Lift the tip of your nose
  • Make the tip of the nose more prominent

There are two scenarios when injectables would not produce the desired result. Injectables cannot make a nose smaller and, if you want a dramatic change, Dr. Lerman may recommend surgical rhinoplasty. Liquid rhinoplasty is typically only suitable for subtle, yet noticeable, nasal results.

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Amazing plastic surgeon, a master at his craft! I dont have enough words of gratitude and praise. Dr Lerman is not only extremely professional and skilled, he also shows great care to his patients. The eight hour surgery performed by him proved to be a great success, with beautiful results. Highly recommended!

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I totally recommend Dr Lerman, the very best in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He along with his staff made my experience so wonderful, held my hand through the entire process and made me feel so comfortable. Not to mention the surgery itself was painless, I had such little downtime after and am ecstatic about my results. I can’t thank him enough for taking such great care of me.

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FAQ About Rhinoplasty

We like to think ahead by anticipating and answering common questions about rhinoplasty surgery, like:

Q. Can rhinoplasty make literally any change to my nose possible?

A. No–and any rhinoplasty surgeon who promises that it can is giving you false expectations. Our plastic surgeon takes into account your nasal passages, cartilage, muscles, and other unique factors to determine what is safe and realistic for you. Depending on your unique nose and underlying structures, he can plan how to reshape your nose while ensuring you remain healthy and safe.

Q. Can rhinoplasty treat aesthetic and functional concerns at the same time?

A. Absolutely, as long as you choose a surgeon with the ability to address both needs, like Dr. Lerman. That means you'll only need one surgery to look and feel your best.

Q. Is it common for men to seek rhinoplasty surgery?

A. Yes, it is. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 44,503 patients sought rhinoplasty in 2022. Of that number, 6,213, or 14%, were male. You can also rest assured that our doctor will keep your goals in mind to create a strong nose that complements your masculine facial structure.

Q. How long does nose surgery take?

A. The exact length will depend on your goals and your nasal structure. Generally speaking, though, it will likely be completed in two to three hours by our Manhattan doctor.

Have more questions for our rhinoplasty surgeon?

Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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"The one thing that is most important when we're doing cosmetic surgery and aesthetic surgery of the face or the body is to make sure that the patient is happy afterwards..." Dr. Oren Lerman

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