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The Nose Knows

It is the most prominent feature of the face.  It is often associated with ethnic and cultural connotations.  It is commonly referred to by many names.  It is your nose.


Men and women alike are often times dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose, which can often be improved with outpatient surgery.  In cosmetic nose surgery (Rhinoplasty), a small change can make a big difference, increasing confidence and lessening self-consciousness.

As a cosmetic nose surgeon, many of my patients come to me with a variety of issues that they would like to see improved.  It can be a dorsal hump, an ill defined tip or just a nose that is too large for their facial proportions.  In addition, some patients come to me for issues they developed from previous cosmetic nose surgeries.  No matter what is bothering you, my objective is to devise a tailored and individualized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.  

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis meaning you will go home the same day.  Most people take off about 5 days from work/school.  An external (outside of the nose) splint is worn until your first post-operative appointment in about 5-7 days.  Pain is usually very mild and is most often handled with extra strength Tylenol.  You can drive as soon as you are off of prescription pain medicine (many patients do not even feel the need to take this).  Swelling and bruising is variable for every patient.  Most of the surrounding swelling of the face (around the eyes) typically is much improved by the end of the week after surgery.  You should know that depending on a number of factors like skin thickness and the type of cosmetic nose surgery, your final results would likely not be seen until 1 year post-op. 

Good candidates for Rhinoplasty surgery are those who have noticeable issues that can be managed surgically and who are in relatively good overall health.  Most importantly, having realistic expectations of what can and cannot be accomplished is a must.  

Please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation.




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