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Enhancements of the face should always lead to beautiful aesthetics which the individual is pleased and confident with. The nose is a prominent and important feature. Ensuring proper aesthetics for facial proportion through Rhinoplasty can help you achieve a more natural balance.
Rhinoplasty with Dr. Farella
Dr. Farella’s expert formula of science and art leads him to be a top New York Cosmetic Surgeon for performing Rhinoplasty on individuals. We know how important it is for you to be happy with your appearance. Place your needs in Dr. Farella’s experienced and meticulous hands for only the best results. Visit our office today to see the stunning enhancements his patients have been able to experience.
Nasal surgery or Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. It may be performed to reduce the dorsal hump, modify the nasal tip, narrow the nostrils, reduce the width of the nose, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, and straighten or narrow the nasal bridge.
Patients undergo nasal surgery for one of three reasons:
- to correct a crooked nose or deformity as a result of injury
- have difficulty breathing as a result of nasal passage obstruction
- for cosmetic reasons (to enhance the shape of their nose).
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It is usually recommended to wait until facial growth is complete before undergoing nasal surgery. Rhinoplasty is used to alter the shape of a variety of ethnic noses (for example a “Roman nose”, a “Black nose”, an “Asian nose” etc.)
Septoplasty is a nasal operation that is used to straighten or reshape the septum. It is performed on patients who have difficulty breathing as a result of a mal-positioned septum. Septoplasty will not change the shape of the nose, and can be performed alone or in addition to Rhinoplasty.
Turbinate Surgery is nasal surgery that is used to improve breathing by opening the nasal air passages. It does not change the shape of the nose.
Chin Augmentation can improve facial balance as well, and enhances Rhinoplasty in some cases. This should be discussed at the time of consultation.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
- Patients who are doing it for the right reasons (i.e. for themselves)
- Patients with realistic expectations
- Patients with a nasal airway obstruction that impairs breathing
- Patients who have a crooked/deformed nose
- Patients with a cosmetically unacceptable nose
- Patients who are in good health
Risks and Complications
Even though complications can occur, they are rare. Risks and complications may include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, damage to deeper structures, numbness, asymmetry, chronic pain, skin disorders, delayed healing, nasal septal perforation, nasal airway alterations, and risks and complications associated with anesthesia.
Risks and potential complications of surgery are best discussed at the time of your consultation.
Smokers have a greater risk of pulmonary, and wound healing complications.
After surgery our licensed Registered Nurse will care for you in our private recovery room. You can go home with a friend or relative after recovery. Swelling and bruising will last for two to three weeks. Nasal packing (if used) will stay in the nostrils for one to seven days. Any stitches inside the nose will dissolve by themselves. Any stitches left outside the nose will be removed in three to five days. The nasal splint will remain in place for seven days to hold the nasal bones in place, as well as help reduce swelling. You may return to work or school by ten days as well as resume light exercise. You may resume rigorous exercise within 6-8 weeks. As each month passes you will notice gradual improvement. The final result will be evident within one year. Rhinoplasty is permanent. Occasionally, a touch-up procedure needs to be done to improve results.
Rhinoplasty may be performed as an out-patient under general anesthesia. The surgery takes two or less hours depending on the extent of the surgery.
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