Marc J. Elkowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S - Harry H. Intsiful, M.D., F.A.C.S - Sophie Bartsich, M.D., F.A.C.S
Aksana Jensen, Aesthetician
Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons. The most common reasons patients seek rhinoplasty are for either previous injuries or for large or misshapen noses. Bumps on the nose can be reduced, the nasal bridge narrowed or widened, and the tip can be finely sculpted and elevated. Modern rhinoplasty techniques are aimed at fine-tuning your existing features and not creating the overdone or “turned-up” look of the 80's and 90's. The procedure itself lasts 2-3 hours and recovery is relatively painless. Bruising may last about two weeks and you may have to wear a bandage and splint for about five days.
Secondary rhinoplasty is more similar to nasal reconstruction where cartilage support may be added during the revision, rather than taken away. These secondary procedures are more difficult given the presence of scar weakened cartilaginous frame. Rib or ear cartilage may be needed to help achieve your desired outcome.