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The nose is the central feature of the face both in aesthetics and function. Therefore, any operation on the nose is a delicate process that must preserve an attractive nose contour and adequate breathing ability. Rhinoplasty surgery remains one of the top cosmetic surgeries around the world. Many men and women seek to enhance their nose every year. Dr. Scott Blyer of Cameo Surgery Center provides the best rhinoplasty Long Island and NYC has to offer.
Overview: What Is A Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty procedure is a cosmetic surgery that may change the size, shape, and structure of the nose. While often performed for aesthetic reasons, rhinoplasty can occasionally serve functional purposes too. Some of the features of the nose that rhinoplasty may address include:
- Unwanted humps or bumps on the bridge of the nose
- Overly large nose
- Deviated nasal septum
- Overall shape of the nose
- Side profile of the nose
- Width of the nose
- Shape of the nose tip
Dr. Blyer focuses on harmonizing the nose with the rest of the patient’s facial features. He does not perform the same nose job for each patient. His goal is to reshape the nose in such a manner that it looks like it was that shape all along. Dr. B performs rhinoplasty surgery as an outpatient procedure and with the patient under general anesthesia.
Most healthy adults unhappy with the look of their nose are good candidates for nose job surgery. Good candidates for rhinoplasty often share similar traits such as:
- In good general health
- Have realistic expectations
- Can withstand the necessary amount of time under anesthesia
- Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
At a consultation with Dr. Blyer, he will evaluate the patient’s medical history and lifestyle. He will also perform a physical examination of the nose. This helps him identify any abnormalities or issues such as a deviated septum. Dr. B will then create a customized nose job surgery plan.
Rhinoplasty offers patients several possible benefits, including cosmetic and medical benefits. Some of the benefits and advantages of a nose job may include:
- Smaller nose
- Improve facial profile
- Straighter nose bridge
- Nose size and shape better matches other facial features
- Correct a deviated septum
- Address the effects of a previous traumatic injury
- Improve breathing
- Enhance nostril shape
- Reduce the size and projection of the nasal tip
- Slimmer nose
- Long lasting results
- Minimal pain during recovery
- Hidden scars
- Performed by one of Long Island’s top rhinoplasty surgeons
All surgeries come with inherent risks. For most patients, these are relatively minor and preventable. Dr. B will assess a patient’s risks and help them decide if the benefits are greater than the risks. Possible risks associated with rhinoplasty surgery include:
- Septal perforation
- Complications associated with general anesthesia
- Noticeable scarring
- Severe side effects like swelling or pain
- Hematoma (very severe or abnormal bruising)
- Fluid collection
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
With advancements in cosmetic injectables, a non-surgical version of a nose job now exists and can offer long lasting results without going under the knife. However, a liquid nose job cannot achieve all of the same corrections and enhancements as rhinoplasty surgery. The table below provides insight into when one may benefit a patient more than the other.
- Requires anesthesia
- Manually manipulates the bone and cartilage of the nose
- Can address a deviated septum
- Permanent results
- Can be a functional surgery
- Takes between one and four hours on average
- Better for more severe cases or when addressing previous trauma
- Not reversible
- Does not require anesthesia
- Uses dermal fillers to disguise or change the shape of the nose
- Cannot address a deviated septum
- Long lasting results
- Totally cosmetic procedure
- Takes around ten to twenty minutes on average
- No scarring
- Best for small cosmetic enhancements
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is often used to help patients considering surgical enhancement. Choosing to get a nose job is a large commitment and injecting filler to show the patient what their results may look like can help patients determine whether or not they want to undergo further surgery.
Both surgical and non-surgical options can offer stunning results. Dr. B can help patients determine which type of nose job is the best for their situation. If undergoing another procedure, Dr. B can perform a non-surgical rhinoplasty at the same time. Additionally, it is common to combine a nose job NYC with other facial surgeries.
Wonder Which Rhinoplasty Option Works The Best For You?
The results of a nose job are essentially permanent. Compared to other parts of the face, the nose tends to age less and slower. However, the structural changes made will not significantly change with age. Changes to bone and cartilage are unlikely to show major signs of aging and a rhinoplasty tends to remain fairly stable throughout a patient’s life.
A rhinoplasty recovery tends to be on the easier side when compared to other cosmetic surgeries. Swelling, bruising, and pain are common and should begin to visibly subside within a few days. Occasionally, patients may have black eyes. Patients may have splints inside and/or on top of the nose. Regardless, they should not blow their nose or sniff down any congestion. Patients can breathe through their mouth until the nostrils clear.
Dr. Blyer may provide various post-operative instructions such as:
- Flush the nasal passages with specified saline rinses
- Do not remove splints or packing unless instructed
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Avoid strenuous exercise or activities
- Limit the need to bend over
- Elevate the head of the bed
- Avoid unnecessarily touching the surgical area
- Do not place eyeglasses on the nose for around two to four weeks
- Take around one week off work
Except for in the case of major trauma or breathing problems, cosmetic nose surgeries generally should be performed under the age of 15 to 16. Around this time, the structure of the nose should be fully mature. Though, many surgeons will recommend that patients looking for purely cosmetic enhancements wait until the age of 18. There is not one “best age” for rhinoplasty, but the average age for rhinoplasty falls around the early to mid-twenties.
Dr. Blyer’s goal is to create a dramatic result that is not easily pinpointed by others. Some friends may notice the change, but most people notice a person’s overall refreshed look. Regardless of whether or not a patient wants to be open about their procedure, a good nose job will make a stunning difference without giving away that the patient had work done.
Rhinoplasty cost Long Island with Dr. B can vary depending on what is necessary. For example, septoplasty or osteotomy will likely impact the cost. Patients will receive a customized price at their consultation appointment.
The Best Nose Job Long Island & NYC
Dr. Scott Blyer is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in the Long Island and NYC area. He is a trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and offers two decades of experience. Dr. B, also called DrBFixin online, is a popular speaker in cosmetic surgery and is sought after by patients worldwide as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons NYC. Cameo Surgery Center provides the best nose job Long Island & NYC offers.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 631-232-2636. Patients can also reach out online via chat or contact form.