7 Frequently Asked Questions I Get About Rhinoplasty
Thinking about a rhinoplasty (or “nose job”) at my Albany County, NY, plastic surgery practice? You… Read On
Rockmore Plastic Surgery: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
15 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 328-3330
Fax: (518) 328-3337
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The nose is at the center of the face, and it’s one of the first things people notice when they see you. Sometimes, the nose is in balance with the rest of the face, and everything works together nicely. Unfortunately, for many of us, the shape or contour of the nose doesn’t harmonize with the rest of the face. It could be a bump on the bridge, or the tip could be too round, or the nose may stick out too far from the face. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore performs rhinoplasty (nose surgery) in Latham, NY, near Troy, Delmar, and Albany, to sculpt your nose to fit your face.
Because every nose is unique, Dr. Rockmore creates a customized surgical plan for each patient. He believes that an honest, open dialogue coupled with a careful physical examination of the nose produces the best outcomes, rather than using computer-generated images.
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the nose, corrects breathing issues, or both. Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a highly customizable surgery to enhance both the appearance and functionality of the nose.
Patients seek rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Some noses change shape after an injury. Some noses simply develop a shape that is out of balance with the face. Common reasons for considering a nasal reshaping include:
This is a bump on the bridge of the nose that can give the nose a hook shape. 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.
The tip of the nose can be overly round. The shape of the tip is determined by the underlying tip cartilage, which can be too round or too large. Rhinoplasty reduces the width of the tip and changes its shape with sutures.
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. Dr. Rockmore carefully shapes the underlying nasal structure to create facial harmony.
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Noses can grow crookedly or they can become crooked after an injury. This concern has many components, including both the septum and the nasal bones.
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.
Rhinoplasty can enhance the size and shape of your nose to fit the rest of your face. Not every face is the same, nor should every nose be. Dr. Rockmore takes an individualized approach to sculpt your nose and ensure results look natural.
During your consultation, you will discuss what bothers you about your nose. Dr. Rockmore will carefully examine your nose and then explain the specific options for your treatment. As he no longer believes that computer-generated images give an accurate depiction of what your nose will look like, they are not used. Rather, an open dialogue between you and Dr. Rockmore will address the goals of your procedure and the result you can expect.
The cost of a rhinoplasty ranges from $8,200 to $9,200 at our Latham practice in Albany County, NY. This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees.
Dr. Rockmore performs nasal surgeries at the fully accredited surgery center near our office. You will meet with him immediately before your procedure, and you can ask any last-minute questions. The procedure is done under general anesthesia provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
There are 2 types of rhinoplasty: an open and a closed technique.
Dr. Rockmore tailors each of these approaches to meet your individual needs.
For patients looking for an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, Dr. Rockmore specializes in liquid rhinoplasty. This nonsurgical approach utilizes 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.
Liquid rhinoplasty results typically do not last as long as surgical rhinoplasty results. Surgical results last a lifetime, whereas nonsurgical nose job results generally last between 6 months and 2 years.
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After your procedure, you will have a small plastic splint in place but can shower the day after your rhinoplasty. You will be asked to keep your head elevated for a week after your surgery and avoid heavy glasses and sunglasses while your nose heals.
Most rhinoplasty patients can return to work within 10 days and are back to exercise within 2 weeks.
Your nose will continue to soften and heal over time. Before you know it, your reshaped nose will be a part of your new and improved look, and you can forget that it was ever any other way.
Dr. Rockmore performs rhinoplasty surgeries for men and women from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and across New York. 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.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty is generally a low-risk procedure. While rare, potential complications include infection and changes in skin sensation around the nose. Dr. Rockmore and his surgical team take every precaution to keep your risk of complication low.
Nose jobs are beneficial for people of many different ages. Younger people can have the procedure done as soon as their features are finished developing, which is typically in the teen years. Many people choose to have rhinoplasty at this age because it allows them to live the rest of their lives with a nose that better suits their features and feels more like “them.” However, you can have nose surgery done at just about any age.
Expect to feel sore and congested for the first few weeks. Discomfort usually peaks within 3 days and then gradually dissipates.
You will be provided with post-op instructions to follow closely that will include:
Liquid rhinoplasty is performed with dermal filler injections instead of surgery. The results are temporary and much more subtle than with surgical rhinoplasty.
Yes, your surgical rhinoplasty results last a lifetime. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty results typically last between 6 months and 2 years.