The nose is at the center of the face, and it’s one of the first things people notice. For many of us, the shape and contour of the nose detracts from facial harmony. It could be a bump on the bridge of the nose, a rounded tip, or the nose may stick out too far from the face. Rhinoplasty at our plastic surgery practice in Latham, NY, is a popular solution.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore is a rhinoplasty specialist who uses either a closed or open surgical technique. Dr. Rockmore takes an individualized approach to sculpt your nose and ensure results look natural. During your consultation, Dr. Rockmore will carefully examine your nose and then explain the specific options for your treatment, including nonsurgical alternatives using injectable fillers.

Because every nose is unique, Dr. Rockmore creates a customized surgical plan for each patient. He believes that an honest, open dialogue coupled with physically examining the nose produces the best outcomes, rather than using computer-generated images.

My rhinoplasty was a comfortable and worthwhile operation, and I am impressed with his quality of work, which I consider to be flawless.

Why Rhinoplasty?


The nose can be out of proportion with the rest of the face in its length, width, or projection from the cheeks (height). In many cases, it is a combination of all 3. In this procedure, Dr. Rockmore carefully shapes the nasal bones and shifts their location, creating facial harmony.

Dorsal Hump

This is a bump that can occur on the bridge of the nose that can give the nose a hook shape or pushes the tip of the nose down to make it look long. The height of the nasal bridge and its contour are determined by the underlying bone and cartilage of the septum. Dr. Rockmore corrects this by trimming the height of the cartilage of the septum and the nasal bones.

Bulbous Tip

The tip of the nose can be overly round. Underlying cartilage determines the tip's shape, which can be too round or too large. Rhinoplasty reduces the width of the tip and changing its shape with sutures.


Septoplasty procedures correct a deviated septum. The septum is the wall that separates your nostrils, and a deviated or crooked septum impacts the nasal airway, causing difficulty breathing and sleeping. Septoplasty surgery removes some of the cartilage to open your airway, allowing you to breathe. It does not alter the external appearance of the nose.

Liquid Rhinoplasty: A Non-Surgical Alternative

For Latham patients looking for an alternative to the traditional rhinoplasty, Dr. Rockmore specializes in liquid nose jobs. This nonsurgical approach uses injectable fillers to address nasal bumps and humps as well as moderately reshape and straighten the nose. The injectables can also be used to improve the shape, size, and position of the nasal tip. The procedure, which takes just minutes, is performed right in our office and has no recovery time.

What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?

After your procedure, you will have a small plastic splint in place but can shower the next day. You will be asked to keep your head elevated for a week after your surgery and avoid wearing eyeglasses and sunglasses while your nose heals. Most women and men can return to work within 10 days and are back to exercising within 2 weeks.


Dr. Rockmore has experience with over 1,000 cosmetic nose surgeries. Due to his expertise and experience, he is frequently asked to perform revision rhinoplasty to correct the results of surgeries performed elsewhere.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

$6,500 – $7,500

This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees.


If you’re looking for a rhinoplasty performed by one of the best plastic surgeons in Albany County, NY, request a consultation using the contact form or call our practice at 518-328-3330 to schedule an appointment.

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