Rhinoplasty

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC

ENT Specialists and Allergy Specialists located in Somerset County, Somerville, NJ, Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township & Warren, NJ

You’re not alone if you’re unhappy about the size, shape, or proportion of your nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. At Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, in Somerville and Warren, New Jersey, the team of board-certified ENT physicians includes facial plastic surgeon Warren Kraus, MD, who has advanced training in rhinoplasty. For personalized care from a compassionate team who puts your needs and desires first, call the office today to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also called nose reshaping or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that changes the shape, size, or proportion of your nose to improve appearance or function.

More than 200,000 people in the United States undergo rhinoplasty each year, and it is more popular than the surgical facelift. 

What can rhinoplasty improve?

There are many reasons people elect to have a rhinoplasty. The popular cosmetic procedure improves:

  • Size and shape of your nose (nostrils and tip)
  • Facial balance
  • Abnormalities (bumps or depressions in the bridge)
  • Nasal symmetry
  • Breathing
  • Look of your nose after a trauma or injury

For patients with a severely deviated septum, rhinoplasty improves breathing. 

What can I expect during a rhinoplasty consultation?

When you come in for a rhinoplasty consultation at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, you can expect a comprehensive and compassionate evaluation.

During your exam, the rhinoplasty specialist asks detailed questions about your concerns and aesthetic goals and then evaluates your nose. He also reviews your medical and surgical history.

Based on the information gathered during your consultation, your surgeon creates your personalized rhinoplasty surgical plan.

What happens during a rhinoplasty?

Your nose and aesthetic goals are unique to you, and no rhinoplasty procedure is like another. Your surgeon at Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, reviews the details of your surgical plans during your consultation, so you know what to expect.

Your surgeon may perform your rhinoplasty under local or general anesthesia. To minimize scarring, your surgeon makes incisions either inside your nose or along the line of tissue that separates your nostrils.

Your surgeon performs the necessary procedures to improve the shape, size, or proportion of your nose. If needed, he may take cartilage from other areas of your body, like your ears or ribs, to create the desired shape.

Your surgeon closes the incisions, sends you to the recovery area for monitoring, and discharges you once you are stable. 

How long is recovery from a rhinoplasty?

Recovery from rhinoplasty may depend on many factors. But you may need at least a week of downtime following the procedure. 

Most patients can resume most of their activities within a week of the procedure and all of their usual activities within a few weeks.

Though it may take up to 12 months for the swelling to completely disappear after rhinoplasty, you should notice an improvement in the look of your nose immediately following the procedure.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon, contact Ear, Nose & Throat Care, PC, by phone or book an appointment online today.