Benefits and Beauty Through Rhinoplasty

Elevate your self-esteem and transform your appearance with rhinoplasty. It’s not just about changing the shape of your nose; it’s about bringing harmonious balance to your entire face. With lasting results and minimal downtime, rhinoplasty in New Jersey at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery offers more than aesthetic improvements.

Facial Harmony

Achieve a balanced, aesthetically pleasing face with a nose that complements your other features.

Improved Breathing

Beyond aesthetics, rhinoplasty can resolve structural issues that obstruct airflow, improving your quality of life.

Boosted Confidence

A well-proportioned nose can be a significant confidence booster, positively impacting social interactions and self-perception.

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Improving the Shape of the Nose

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to re-contour the shape of the nose to create an improved aesthetic result. The surgery can also be performed to improve nasal function. We aim to create a nose that looks natural and balances well with a patient’s facial features. “Natural” should not be interpreted as minimal change; rather, we define “natural” by how well the nose blends in with the rest of the patient’s face.

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Understanding Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Our office consultation begins with the patient telling us what changes they hope to achieve with plastic surgery. After evaluation and reviewing pertinent history, the surgeon will discuss the changes that will provide the best aesthetic outcome. Open discussion is essential as both patient and surgeon should agree on what will create the most aesthetically pleasing result.

Imaging, using the Canfield Mirror software, allows us to demonstrate a projected result. Through photo morphing, we show patients an approximation of what they can expect as a realistic outcome. Imaging will not project an exact result, but it helps to make sure that the patient’s and the surgeon’s goals are aligned.

Some of the most common changes that patients request include:

  • Reducing the size of a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Narrowing the bridge of the nose
  • Narrowing the tip of the nose
  • Reshaping the nasal tip

Rhinoplasty at The Glasgold Group in New Jersey

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Dr. Robert Glasgold is an amazing surgeon! He is so attentive, patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. I am IN LOVE with my new nose! I can’t stop looking in the mirror! He’s the BEST! The staff is also so friendly and awesome! 10/10 would recommend!


Dr. Alvin Glasgold is the best doctor! I am so lucky to have found him! I hated my nose before and now I have a nose that fits my face, with a gorgeous profile and perfect nostrils! I couldn’t be happier! He is the best.

J.B. (Rhinoplasty with Dr. Alvin Glasgold)
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Primary Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos

* Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a multifaceted procedure that addresses both aesthetic concerns and functional issues like breathing difficulties. Our approach is holistic, considering the unique facial structure and individual needs of each patient. And here are the variations of the procedure.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Addresses breathing issues such as a deviated septum. Post-traumatic rhinoplasty includes repairing nasal fractures or other nasal injuries.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Addresses cosmetic concerns in non-Caucasian patients while preserving ethnic identity.

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

We can perform rhinoplasty through either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. In our practice, we perform almost all surgeries through the open technique. An open approach combines the use of incisions inside the nostrils with an additional small incision that hides in the columella (the skin between the nostril openings).

The advantage of the open technique is that it provides a better view of the underlying nasal structure with the ability to re-contour the nose more precisely. The scar in the columella typically fades well over time and becomes difficult to see.

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Rhinoplasty Consultation

We begin with a thorough consultation to understand your aesthetic goals, concerns, and medical history. This is a collaborative process where we listen attentively to your needs and provide clear, honest feedback on what can be realistically achieved.

  • Customized Treatment Plans: Recognizing that every face is unique, we tailor our rhinoplasty procedures to suit individual needs, whether it’s a subtle refinement or a significant structural change.

Commitment to Continued Education and Research

  • Research and Publications: Dr. Mark Glasgold and Dr. Robert Glasgold are not only practitioners but also a contributor to the field’s body of knowledge, with numerous publications in esteemed medical journals.
  • Conferences and Symposia: Regular participation in national and international conferences ensures that we stay at the forefront of the latest developments and innovations in rhinoplasty.

Medical Conditions, Candidacy, and Rhinoplasty Goals

We will ask you to provide a history of prior nasal injuries or surgeries (if applicable), known medical conditions, and medication usage. Once we have discussed your goals and expectations, we will use computer imaging to give you a realistic idea of your results after surgery. Prospective patients should use the consultation appointment to ask questions they may have about the surgery and the results. After the consultation, patients should:

  • Have a better understanding of the process
  • Know what to expect before, during, and after a nose job
  • Feel comfortable with their plastic surgeon(s)
  • Understand the expected results 

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Rhinoplasty Procedure Addressing Aesthetic and Functional Goals

  • Aesthetic Enhancement: We specialize in a range of cosmetic enhancements, from refining the nasal tip to adjusting the bridge or nostrils, ensuring that the results are in harmony with your overall facial features.
  • Functional Improvements: Beyond aesthetics, we are adept at correcting functional issues such as breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum or other structural abnormalities.

Two Weeks Before Rhinoplasty

You will have a preoperative visit and meet with a nurse. They will review what needs preparation for rhinoplasty and aftercare. This visit is also an opportunity for you to review your goals with your surgeon and ask questions.

During this meeting, we will remind you to avoid using blood-thinning medications such as Motrin, Advil, or Aspirin. Don’t worry – you will be provided a list of the items to avoid. We will also provide additional prescriptions during this visit, including pain medications and antibiotics as needed.

One Week Before Rhinoplasty

You will begin to use a prescription topical antibiotic ointment just inside the nostril starting one week before surgery and continuing for one week afterward.

The Day of Rhinoplasty

Depending on several factors, your rhinoplasty surgery with Glasgold Group is performed at one of three locations around Princeton, NJ:

  • Our accredited in-office surgical suite
  • An outpatient surgery center
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick

Nasal surgery is performed either under general anesthesia or with intravenous sedation. We will discuss the anesthesia type at the consultation – the location will depend on the surgical plan, the patient’s preference, and age. If we perform the surgery under general anesthesia, the rhinoplasty will take place at the surgery center or hospital.

Usually, the surgery takes about four hours. We may use different techniques depending on the patient’s goals, including cartilage grafting, breaking nasal bones, and/or resetting the nasal bones.

After Rhinoplasty

After we complete the surgery, you will rest in the recovery room before we discharge you to go home. Recovery room time is shorter if we perform the surgery under intravenous sedation. A family member or friend must accompany you and drive you home from surgery. You should also plan on having someone stay with you until at least the morning following surgery.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Post-surgery care is integral to achieving the best results. We provide detailed guidelines for a smooth recovery, including tips on managing swelling, medication schedules, and follow-up appointments. Our dedicated support team is available to assist you throughout your recovery journey.

Immediately After Rhinoplasty

After your rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Glasgold will place tape and a small metal splint on the bridge of the nose.

There will also be a small gauze pad taped under the nostrils. We then provide you with additional gauze and instructions on how to replace it.

Unlike the bandage on the nose, the drip pad is changed as needed. You will begin to change the gauze less often after the first few days. Many find that, within 48 hours, drainage has reduced so much that replacement gauze is no longer needed.

The Initial Rhinoplasty Recovery Period

The first postoperative visit will be at 6-7 days after surgery. We will remove the tape, splint, and sutures. You can apply make-up once this bandage is off.

Following surgery, there are varying degrees of swelling and bruising. Bruising occurs under the eyes and should mostly resolve within 7 to 10 days. The swelling usually peaks a few days after surgery and will then decrease. When you finally have your dressing removed, you will appreciate the already noticeable change in your profile.

Returning to Normal Activities After Rhinoplasty

Most patients are comfortable returning to work or school ten days after surgery. However, this is just an estimated time frame because of individual variations in healing time. Patients should inform us of any events they may have scheduled following surgery so we can discuss their expectations for recovery time.

You can return to full strenuous activity three weeks after surgery. It is important for patients to avoid tanning for the first few months as this may lead to nasal swelling. We recommend the proper use of strong sunblock when spending time outdoors.

In the Months After Rhinoplasty

After the first postoperative visit, patients return for their second visit at about one month after surgery.

Patients will have experienced significant progress in the healing process. However, there will still be minor swelling in the nose.

Subtle changes and decreases in the swelling will gradually occur over many months.

Side Effects and Risks of Rhinoplasty

While choosing the right surgeon and following instructions reduces the risks, primary rhinoplasty carries the same potential complications as other surgeries. Patients should know the following risks before they move forward with the procedure:

  • Bleeding
  • Poor healing
  • Poor aesthetic outcome
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Nasal septal perforation (hole in the nasal septum)
  • Skin tissue necrosis
  • Numbness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Prolonged Swelling
  • Breathing issues
  • Anesthesia complications

Prospective patients who have any specific concerns regarding risks should bring them up during their consultation so our surgeons can address them.

At our clinic, rhinoplasty is more than a procedure; it’s a transformational experience. We are committed to providing personalized care, exceptional surgical skill, and comprehensive postoperative support to ensure your journey with us is comfortable, informed, and fulfilling. Choosing Glasgold Group’s experts for your nose job in New Jersey means entrusting your care to a team that values expertise, individualized care, and exceptional results. We are dedicated to guiding you through every step of your transformation with the highest standards of surgical excellence and patient care.

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Why Choose the Glasgold Group?

Rhinoplasty in New Jersey is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience, and patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they consistently produce. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.

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Experience the Glasgold Difference

For more than 50 years, the Glasgold Group has been a leader in aesthetic surgery, known for our innovative techniques, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Founded by Dr. Alvin Glasgold in the 1960s and continued by Dr. Robert Glasgold and Dr. Mark Glasgold, our practice has played a key role in shaping the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Alvin Glasgold was at the forefront of innovative open rhinoplasty surgical techniques in the ‘80s, and Dr. Mark and Dr. Robert carry on this legacy of excellence.

Dr. Robert Glasgold and Dr. Mark Glasgold take pride in their patient-centered approach. They offer thorough education and address every question or concern to instill confidence and comfort in each patient who walks through their door. With double board certification and over two decades of experience perfecting their techniques in specialized facial plastic surgery procedures, the Glasgold surgeons are renowned as internationally recognized, award-winning experts in their field.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Why is imaging important during the consultation phase?

How can a plastic surgeon remove a nasal bump on the bridge of my nose?

Where are the incisions?

What rhinoplasty office is near me?

Where is the surgery performed?

What are cartilage grafts?

Can you explain what tip rhinoplasty is?

I have very asymmetric nostrils. Can a nose job fix this?

What type of anesthesia is used?

Why is imaging important during the consultation phase?

Imaging software helps you and your surgeon visualize the goals of your rhinoplasty surgery. In our offices in Princeton, NJ, we use the Canfield mirror imaging program and the 3-D Vectra program. With these imaging devices, we attempt to show a result that is realistic and appropriate for you.

It is important to note that imaging does not provide the actual exact result. Instead, it represents a planned goal and helps patients get a sense of what their new nose will look like. Pre-operative imaging helps align the goals of both the patient and the surgeon.

How can a plastic surgeon remove a nasal bump on the bridge of my nose?

Reshaping the upper portion of the nose (aka the bridge or dorsum) involves alterations in the bone and cartilage. When reducing a bump, we can shave the bone and cartilage components down. When needed, we can elevate the dorsum with the use of cartilage grafts or implants. Reshaping the nasal tip requires alterations of the cartilage responsible for the external appearance of the tip.

Depending on the desired outcome, we can alter the tip by removing excess cartilage responsible for a wide-appearing tip. Suturing the existing cartilage to change its shape and adding cartilage to strengthen other areas creates a more defined nasal tip.

Where are the incisions?

Almost universally, we use an open rhinoplasty approach. This means there is an almost imperceptible incision in the skin between the nostrils (the columella). Additionally, there are incisions made on the inside of the nose.

What rhinoplasty office is near me?

If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers rhinoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.

Where is the surgery performed?

The surgeries are performed either in a hospital setting or outpatient surgical facility. In either case, patients go home the same day of their cosmetic surgery procedure.

What are cartilage grafts?

The addition of cartilage in the nose, cartilage grafting, is an important tool for reshaping the nasal tip. The open technique allows precise placement and suture stabilization of these grafts.

The preferred source of cartilage for the grafts is the nasal septum; this involves removing a non-structural component of the septum and creating the grafts from it. We can use auricular (ear) or costal (rib) cartilage when there is an inadequate source of septal cartilage (usually because of patients having prior septoplasty and/or rhinoplasty surgery).

Can you explain what tip rhinoplasty is?

The tip of the nose is the lower one-third. There are cases in which the upper two-thirds are acceptable and don’t require any change. In these cases, the surgeon can focus on the tip of the nose and re-contour it. Usually, this involves narrowing, improving definition, and rotation of the nose.

I have very asymmetric nostrils. Can a nose job fix this?

The most common age related change is due to lack of support of the nasal tip. With aging and loss of some skin elasticity, the tip can appear to droop, giving the nose a longer appearance. This also can accentuate a small protrusion of the nasal bones that was not apparent before. This certainly can be fixed. We have written extensively on the fact that the drooping nose can be one of the most aging facial features in a mature woman.

What type of anesthesia is used?

While the majority of our rhinoplasties are done under general anesthesia, we also do many under sedation. The determining factors are the patient’s preference and specific aspects of the surgery. This is discussed at the time of consultation.

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