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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the nose for aesthetic or functional purposes. It involves modifying the bone and cartilage to achieve desired proportions, enhance facial harmony, or improve breathing. The surgery is commonly used to address issues like a crooked nose, dorsal hump, or nasal congestion.

For men and women unhappy with the shape or size of their noses, rhinoplasty provides a safe, effective, and reliable cosmetic remedy. When done by a skilled, proficient surgeon, such as Dr. Espinoza, a rhinoplasty in Manhattan can significantly enhance the balance of facial attributes, helping clients uncover newfound confidence. With his trademark bedside manner, Dr. Espinoza and his team support patients throughout the whole procedure—from consultation through to recovery.

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What Are the Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

The benefits of nose surgery can include:

  • Change in nose size and restoration of facial balance and symmetry
  • Refined nose size at the bridge or in the dimension and also placement of the nostrils
  • Addressed noticeable bulges or clinical depressions on the bridge of the nose
  • Arranged nasal suggestions that are bigger or spheric, drooping, or upturned
  • Reconditioned nostrils that are flared, large, or upturned
  • Restored nasal crookedness
  • Improved breathing

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Who is a Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

Men or women who have functional or aesthetic concerns about their noses are usually candidates for rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are generally in good health, both physically and mentally
  • Do not have serious medical concerns, such as a bleeding disorder
  • Do not smoke
  • Are not taking blood-thinning medications (or can safely stop taking them)
  • Have realistic expectations for what a rhinoplasty procedure can achieve

What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty in Manhattan?

Each rhinoplasty procedure is designed based on the facial structure and proportions and is fully customized to the needs of each patient. The cost of a rhinoplasty will vary based on a number of factors, such as the complexity required of the procedure, how many parts of the nose need to be addressed, and whether you are combining other procedures with your rhinoplasty.

After your consultation with Dr. Espinoza, he will design your surgical plan, and this will include the exact price of your rhinoplasty in Manhattan.

Types of Rhinoplasty 

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most common nose reshaping procedures. This surgery helps patients by creating a more proportional nose to their other facial features. This is achieved by addressing bumps on the bridge of the nose and extended nasal tip or flared nostrils. During the procedure, areas of bone or cartilage will be sculpted to create the perfect shape.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Augmentation rhinoplasty is another popular treatment. During this surgery, bone or cell grafting is performed on the nasal tip or bridge. This can help straighten the area and add volume to areas where there may be depressions or other issues.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

If an individual has suffered an injury to the nose, they may take advantage of post-traumatic rhinoplasty. Patients can use this treatment to correct the nose and remedy the nasal septum. Commonly, post-traumatic individuals have suffered a broken nose. If an individual has experienced a significant nose injury, they might need to wait several months before undergoing a comprehensive surgical procedure.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Patients might require reconstructive rhinoplasty if they have lost all or part of their noses to an injury, skin cancer, or another major illness. A specialist reconstructs the nose during the surgery using skin grafts, flap techniques, and other innovative approaches. Due to the intricate nature of this procedure, patients might need multiple surgical treatments over several months. 

Adolescent Rhinoplasty

Most of the time, medical professionals recommend teen patients wait until their noses have stopped growing before receiving a rhinoplasty. There are exemptions, specifically in situations of trauma or breathing problems. When young patients undergo rhinoplasty, it requires a dedicated medical professional who can safeguard the still delicate nasal features. Furthermore, a medical professional should ensure that the patient is psychologically ready for the procedure.

Aging Rhinoplasty

Although the nose stops growing around age 16, the shape may transform over time. Areas may start to droop, or the nasal passages might tighten, triggering breathing problems. With aging rhinoplasty, a surgeon can alleviate these concerns to make breathing more manageable and offer a patient a more youthful, renewed look.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty utilizes the same techniques as other nose reshaping surgeries but is designed for specific ethnic demographics. Generally, ethnic rhinoplasty describes treatments performed on African American, Afro-Caribbean, Oriental, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern descent. These patients usually have softer nasal shapes, and the surgeon should take special care to protect these unique attributes. 

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery after rhinoplasty in Manhattan is a crucial phase following the surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the nose. During the initial days, patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the nose and eyes. Nasal congestion and breathing difficulties are common due to internal swelling. Most surgeons will place a splint on the nose to support and protect it during healing.  

Strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks, and patients should follow post-operative instructions diligently. While the majority of swelling subsides within a few weeks, complete healing and final results may take several months. Dr. Espinoza will provide recovery instructions to help you recover quickly and achieve the best aesthetic results.

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Why Choose Dr. Espinoza for Rhinoplasty in Manhattan?

Dr. Ronald Espinoza is a board-certified plastic cosmetic reconstructive surgeon who specializes in body contouring, breast and face procedures, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Espinoza dedicates his attention to each patient, giving them his undivided attention and ensuring they are completely prepared and empowered throughout their aesthetic journey. His meticulous focus on every surgical detail combines with his eye for artistry and symmetry, achieving the most ideal results for his patients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation about what a rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Espinoza can do for you.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

How long until I see the results from my rhinoplasty?

Can my rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Will there be scarring after rhinoplasty?

Is rhinoplasty painful?

What if I am not pleased with the outcome of my rhinoplasty?

How long until I see the results from my rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is unique in that the surgery outcomes can take up to one year to be fully visible. Side effects such as swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes can impede the appearance of the nose for the first two to three weeks. While more noticeable modifications may be visible in the first weeks following surgery, the majority of people will require several months to see the result.

Can my rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Rhinoplasty is often combined with other procedures, such as a blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, or facelift. Combination procedures help to achieve balanced, proportionate features and bring more dramatic improvements to the harmony of the face. Non-surgical treatments often pair well with a rhinoplasty, such as injectables.

Will there be scarring after rhinoplasty?

Similar to most forms of plastic surgery, there is a possibility for scarring during rhinoplasty. In shut rhinoplasty, all lacerations are made inside the nostrils and will not leave behind any noticeable scars. In open nose surgery, an additional laceration made across the columella (the midline column of the nose between the nostrils) may leave a small scar. Fortunately, due to the size and location of the incision, this is generally unnoticeable.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

A rhinoplasty will cause soreness, swelling, and bruising. Many patients describe the pain to be a 4 on a scale of 1-10. Dr. Espinoza will talk with you ahead of time about pain management options to ensure you are more comfortable during your recovery period.

What if I am not pleased with the outcome of my rhinoplasty?

Unfortunately, regardless of a cosmetic surgeon’s effort, sometimes, a patient may not be satisfied with the outcome of their surgery. This can be due to several causes, including surgical errors or unrealistic expectations from the patient. Since rhinoplasty results can take up to a year to develop, patients should not panic if they are unhappy with the form in the initial few months. If a patient is dissatisfied with the nose after the final form, there are options for treatment and adjustment, including revision surgery.

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