Since the nose is the most prominent feature of a person’s face, it is not surprising that New Jersey rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures for people of all ages. Disproportion in the size and shape of the nose can do much to distract from an otherwise attractive face. Your desire and facial structure, as well as our experience and aesthetic judgment, are all important criteria for deciding how your new nose will look after a rhinoplasty.
We have performed rhinoplasties on appropriate candidates ranging from teenagers to people in their 70′s. Teenagers should be physically and emotionally mature before undergoing the procedure. Our study, “The Psychological Effects of Rhinoplasty,” has been quoted by the New York Times and People magazine. It confirms that teens receive significant benefits from rhinoplasty, psychologically and socially, by helping to create a positive self-image.
The office consultation gives us the opportunity to discuss your questions and concerns and review in detail the essential aspects of a rhinoplasty. Also at that time you will be introduced to computer imaging, an excellent visual tool for previewing possible results.
Surgically, our technique allows us to precisely craft the nasal structure by modifying its bone and cartilage. We are able to firmly secure the components, eliminating the need for uncomfortable nasal packing which reduces post-operative discomfort, bruising and swelling. The dressing comes off within one week after surgery, about the same time that most patients can return to work.
Additional Rhinoplasty Information
During the procedure, the skin is separated from the underlying bone and cartilage which is then sculpted to the desired shape and then the skin is redraped over the new framework.
A dressing is applied after surgery. Nasal packing is not necessary, making the recovery a more comfortable one. Some temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes can occur. The dressing is removed within about a week, at which time most patients can also return to work and their normal activities. More strenuous activities will need to be avoided for two to three weeks.