Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in New York City with Dr. Shridharani
Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nasal surgery, is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Rhinoplasty ranks consistently in the top five commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures of all ages, ethnicities, and in both men and women. Dr. Sachin Shridharani offers rhinoplasty nose surgery to his patients in the New York City metro area.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a “nose job,” is a plastic surgery procedure commonly performed to correct the structure, function, and aesthetics of the nose. A rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and leaves the nose size more balanced in relation to the face. This can be accomplished by improving the nose width at the bridge, the position and size of the nostrils, the profile of the nose, the tip of the nose, or any asymmetry.
Am I a Good Candidate for Nose Surgery?
If you are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance or the functionality of your nose, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. In order to be considered an ideal nose surgery candidate, you must be:
- In general good health
- A non-smoker
- At least 13 years of age
- Realistic about outcome of surgery
Dr. Shridharani will perform a thorough examination during your consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
The main goal of rhinoplasty is to improve facial appearance. However, there are many other goals and benefits associated with nose surgery. Benefits include:
- Repairing nose after injury
- Changing the size of your nose
- Reshaping tip of nose
- Reshaping and resizing nostrils
- Removing a bump on the nose
- Altering the shape or size of the bridge
- Improving ability to breathe
If you believe you can benefit from any of the above, you may want to consider undergoing a New York City rhinoplasty.
Watch Dr. Shridharani Perform a Rhinoplasty
Open Rhinoplasty Vs Closed Rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed or open technique. During a closed rhinoplasty incisions are hidden inside the nose. During an open rhinoplasty the incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. These incisions are necessary to gently raise the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
What Is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero, for nasal contouring have become increasingly common over past several years. During a “non-surgical rhinoplasty” or a “liquid rhinoplasty” filler is used to inject into specific places to help correct minor contour irregularities that otherwise would require surgery. This is commonly done when patients are not ready for a rhinoplasty, which usually due to the downtime involved with surgery. If you have an important event coming up and are unhappy with your nose, but do not have the downtime for surgery, a “non-surgical rhinoplasty” may be the best option for you.
Also, some patients may find they are nervous about changing the defect they have had for so long, and starting with a “liquid rhinoplasty” may be more suiting for them. Results typically last 8-12 months depending on the filler that is used. If you are looking for more permanent results surgery is your best option. Having an in depth discussion with Dr. Shridharani will help finalize a plan suited specifically for you.
Rhinoplasty Before and After
Can Nose Surgery Fix a Deviated Septum?
A deviated septum means the cartilage that separates the nostrils is misaligned which may cause a partial airway obstruction. A deviated septum can be the result of a many things that leads to difficulty breathing and sometimes a crooked appearing nose. Generally, a repair of the septum, also known as a septoplasty, is required to repair the internal structures that are not straight. A deviated septum is one of my most common causes of breathing impairment. Dr. Shridharani will carefully evaluate your nasal structure during your consultation to determine if your septum needs to be repaired.
Will My Nose Be Broken During Rhinoplasty?
During a rhinoplasty, it may be necessary to narrow the nose if the bony part of the nose seems too wide. Also, it may be necessary to fracture the nasal bones if you have a large “bump” on your profile view and you want it reduced. If only the tip of your nose bothers you, there is a chance you will not have to have your bones broken at all.
There is generally a rapid decline in swelling after the first week. Swelling after a rhinoplasty often persists for several weeks to months. It may take up to a full year to see the final results of a rhinoplasty.
Generally black eyes and swelling under the eyes is a result from the need to break the nasal bones during the rhinoplasty procedure. Darkening under the eyes usually dramatically improves several days after the procedure. Dr. Shridharani will review your surgical plan with you during your consultation.
Dr. Shridharani asks that his patients wear a splint for one week after surgery. Dr. Shridharani will remove your splint on your post-op office visit. The splint is important to keep the nasal structure in place while you are healing from your rhinoplasty.
When can I resume normal activities after a Rhinoplasty?
Following cosmetic nasal surgery, patients typically can resume normal activities, including work, within 7-10 days. Patients can use smartphones, tablets, computers the next day, i.e. work from home as soon as 24 hours. Strength training and intense exercise can commence at 4-6 weeks post-procedure.
Scarring After Nose Surgery
Anytime an incision is placed on the face/nose, a scar will result. The goal of an excellent plastic surgeon is to place as few incisions as possible in areas that are easy concealed. During your consultation, Dr. Shridharani will thoroughly review the location of your anticipated incisions.
When Will I See My Nose Surgery Results?
Initial swelling subsides within a few weeks. During this time you will notice a gradual improvement until your new nasal contour will be visible. These changes are generally appreciated within a few weeks. The final result of your cosmetic nasal surgery may take up to one year.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to learn more about Rhinoplasty and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.