Types of Rhinoplasty


Dr. Oren Z. Lerman discusses how his versatile approach to rhinoplasty emphasizes a natural look and harmony between your facial features. For some patients, this surgery can also improve breathing by correcting the position of the septum. Our surgeon uses state-of-the-art 3D design software to plan outcomes that match your goals precisely.

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00:00:04.720 --> 00:00:10.160 Rhinoplasty, or nose job that some people call it, is a surgery to enhance your 00:00:10.190 --> 00:00:14.340 facial harmony and the proportions of your nose and your face. 00:00:14.370 --> 00:00:18.720 It reshapes your nose to improve the aesthetic, and in some patients, it can 00:00:18.740 --> 00:00:22.620 also be used to improve your breathing through your nose at the same time. 00:00:22.650 --> 00:00:26.880 A good candidate for rhinoplasty or nose job is someone who wants to improve the 00:00:26.900 --> 00:00:31.840 shape of their nose, the width of their nose, improve the profile of their nose to 00:00:31.870 --> 00:00:35.700 get rid of the bump, or overall enhance the symmetry and the 00:00:35.730 --> 00:00:38.540 harmony of their nose to the rest of their face. 00:00:38.570 --> 00:00:41.120 It can also be used to fix a deformity 00:00:41.150 --> 00:00:45.540 after maybe you've gotten into an accident, and it can also be used to help 00:00:45.570 --> 00:00:48.260 with breathing through your nose at the same time. 00:00:48.280 --> 00:00:52.120 People who are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery or nose job are people 00:00:52.150 --> 00:00:56.260 who want to improve the overall harmony and shape of their nose related to their 00:00:56.290 --> 00:01:00.500 face, people who want to decrease the width of their nose, to improve the 00:01:00.530 --> 00:01:05.720 profile to get rid of any bump on their nose, and also to refine the tip and the 00:01:05.750 --> 00:01:10.840 shape of their nose to have a more refined aesthetic look, and also people who need 00:01:10.870 --> 00:01:13.340 to improve their breathing at the same time. 00:01:13.360 --> 00:01:16.700 There are different kinds of rhinoplasty, and there's different approaches. 00:01:16.730 --> 00:01:20.930 You can perform an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty. 00:01:20.960 --> 00:01:23.600 A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive with 00:01:23.630 --> 00:01:27.260 no incision on the outside, no scars that are visible. 00:01:27.280 --> 00:01:31.080 In an open rhinoplasty, in some patients where we have to do a little bit more work 00:01:31.110 --> 00:01:36.290 on the inside in order to access it and to really help us shape the nose, we make a 00:01:36.320 --> 00:01:39.700 tiny little incision on the skin on the outside. 00:01:39.730 --> 00:01:43.980 That scar usually heals very well and is almost imperceptible. 00:01:44.010 --> 00:01:47.780 A rhinoplasty procedure takes anywhere from 2–3 hours. 00:01:47.810 --> 00:01:50.210 You go home the same day. 00:01:50.240 --> 00:01:52.200 You'll have some bruising on your face and 00:01:52.230 --> 00:01:56.850 usually, a splint on the outside that you can't go out in public with. 00:01:56.880 --> 00:02:00.520 But you'll feel fine. After about one week, you come back to the 00:02:00.550 --> 00:02:04.260 office, we take off the splint, we take out any stitches. 00:02:04.280 --> 00:02:07.020 By that time, you can go back to your normal activities. 00:02:07.050 --> 00:02:08.660 You can go back to work. 00:02:08.690 --> 00:02:11.140 You just can't play any sports or any 00:02:11.170 --> 00:02:13.610 strenuous physical activity for a few weeks. 00:02:13.640 --> 00:02:15.240 In our practice for patients who are 00:02:15.270 --> 00:02:19.730 getting rhinoplasty, we always use 3D photography and virtual 00:02:19.760 --> 00:02:25.480 surgical imaging so that we can review the plan for the surgery and show the results 00:02:25.510 --> 00:02:31.640 three-dimensionally on the computer screen before surgery, and make sure that our 00:02:31.670 --> 00:02:36.580 vision for what you need in rhinoplasty is in line with your vision. 00:02:36.610 --> 00:02:41.600 We can address the areas of concern so that we know what to expect after surgery.

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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