What Is Rhinoplasty?
Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty helps treat and correct the cosmetic appearance of the nose. It can help correct a wide or disproportionate nose, a hooked or curved nose, a bulging nose, and much more.
Benefits of a Rhinoplasty
Many people who have undergone rhinoplasty tell us that they feel fantastic! In addition, they also enjoy the following benefits:
Rhinoplasty Before and After
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Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes around two hours. You will be put under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Swift will most often make incisions within the nostrils (using the closed approach) to access the underlying nasal structures, or he sometimes will make an incision across the strip of skin between the nostrils (using the open approach). He will then sculpt bone and cartilage into a more regular shape. If you need additional enhancement to a smaller nose, Dr. Swift may take cartilage from the septum. If you are having nose surgery for medical reasons, Dr. Swift will adjust your septum or the inner structures of the nose to improve your breathing. Once he is happy with the alterations, he will close the incisions and bandage the nose.
Your nose will be tender, swollen, and bruised for a few days, but most patients can return to work within a week after the procedure. As the swelling goes down, the results of the nose surgery will start to show themselves, although it could take up to a year to see full results.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of your nose and have realistic expectations on the outcome of rhinoplasty, you may be a candidate for nose surgery. For children, it’s best if surgery is done after the nose stops growing, which happens around age 14 in girls and age 16 in boys.
Dr. Swift will decide whether you are an appropriate rhinoplasty candidate after examining your nose and discussing your goals. He will ask you questions such as “why are you having a nose job?” and “what do you want your nose to look like?” These questions help him make sure you have reasonable goals for surgery.
When Dr. Swift has deemed you a suitable rhinoplasty candidate, you will have the opportunity to ask him questions about the surgery and its potential risks, cost, recovery, and anything else you are curious about. Please call and schedule a consultation.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
Costs for your rhinoplasty will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.
Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Swift understands that it’s easy to feel self-conscious about your nose, and he wants to help you be able to look your best! That’s why he takes the time to treat each patient as a unique individual with their own questions, concerns, and treatment plan. If you’ve felt self-conscious about your nose for far too long, it’s time to make a change! Come see how professional cosmetic surgery can make a difference in your appearance and self-esteem!
Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today and learn how new treatment options in cosmetic surgery can give you a nose you love!