Rhinoplasties or noes jobs are easily one of the most popular and well-known treatments in plastic surgery. Celebrities and non-celebrities alike undergo this procedure for various reasons. The nose is a prominent facial feature, which stands to reason why a person would want to surgically correct nose deformities. A nose that is too large, too small, bumpy, or unusually shaped may be seen as unattractive. A common complaint among rhinoplasty patients is humps or bumps along the ridge of their nose. Today on our newest blog, rhinoplasty surgeon in Manhattan, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, explores this topic and highlights what you need to know if you’re considering getting a nose job.
What caused the hump in my nose?
The answer to this question varies with each patient. One might assume the cause of these humps is excess bone. Although cartilage could actually be to blame for creating this problem. In some cases, the hump may be created by part cartilage and part bone. Determining the actual cause is the first step in devising a treatment plan for your rhinoplasty. It’s also worth noting that your overall goal with a rhinoplasty impacts how the procedure is performed. Do you only desire aesthetic improvements, or are you also hoping to correct an airway issue such as a deviated septum? Discuss all of your concerns, including those that are health-related, with your Manhattan plastic surgeon before committing to a procedure.
What should I expect with a rhinoplasty?
As with any surgical procedure, it is natural to have questions about what to expect, what recovery will be like, and learn about potential risks involved. Here’s what you should know about getting a rhinoplasty in New York City.
Have realistic expectations
It’s usual for rhinoplasty patients to come into our boutique plastic surgery practice with photographs of celebrities donning the most perfect noses. However, it’s important to understand that everyone’s facial structure is different. What looks perfect on one face may not be ideal for you. This is where choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is vital. Our ivy-league educated plastic surgeon, Dr. Preminger, listens to your goals, assesses your facial structure, and recommends the best surgical method for you. But it is important to understand that you may not come out on the other side looking like a celebrity.
Prepare for your recovery
Rhinoplasties involve surgery and take time to heal. Be prepared to take time off from work or school. Everyone heals at a different rate, but most patients require at least one week to 10 days of rest at home. If you’re able to work or complete your schooling from home, you may be able to resume those activities sooner. Remember, however, that you will still need a few days to feel up to sitting and focusing on important tasks, which is why it’s essential to plan on taking at least a week off.
Results aren’t immediate
Following your rhinoplasty, swelling and bruising are inevitable, which should mostly dissipate after about a week. Therefore, your results will not be noticeable at first. While each patient heals at their own pace, some degree of swelling may linger as long as four to six weeks following your surgery. In some cases, complete results may not be seen for as long as one year.
Results should look natural
Choosing one of the best plastic surgeons in Manhattan is important if you want your rhinoplasty results to look natural. If it’s done right, people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve had any work done. This is usually the goal of many patients. Choose a highly acclaimed plastic surgeon before committing to the procedure and ensure the best results.
Nose jobs are for men, too
Plastic surgery has long since been popular among women, although it’s gaining popularity among men, too. Nose jobs aren’t just for women. Men also may feel self-conscious about the shape or size of their nose.
Finding out if you’re a candidate
The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is one that is in good overall health, a non-smoker, and one that has realistic expectations of their outcome. If you currently use tobacco products, we recommend that you quit prior to your procedure and wait until you’re fully healed to resume.
When a revision is necessary
Sometimes, even when you choose the best plastic surgeon, revisions are necessary to correct any remaining flaws. Or your recovery didn’t go quite as planned. If it’s been more than a year since your rhinoplasty and you’re still unhappy with how your nose looks, consider a consultation with Dr. Preminger for a rhinoplasty revision in Manhattan. There may also be nonsurgical treatments to correct those minor flaws.
Rhinoplasty in Manhattan and New York City
Deciding to undergo plastic surgery is a significant decision, especially when it involves your face. If you would like to learn more about getting a rhinoplasty or find out if you’re an ideal candidate, contact Preminger Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation. Our boutique practice is located on the Upper Side of Manhattan. We invite you to browse our before and after photos showcasing results from our previous rhinoplasty patients.