Rhinoplasty in Middletown, NJ
Patients in Red Bank, NJ, seek nose surgery from Dr. John Taylor, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-trained at performing rhinoplasty and other cosmetic facial surgery procedures.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic surgery of the nose, known as rhinoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. Specific features addressed include nose size, width, profile (humps or depressions), shape of nasal tip (enlarged, bulbous, upturned, or hooked), wide nostrils, and nasal asymmetry. These features are usually caused by heredity, but they can be a result of injury.
Rhinoplasty may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. When nose surgery is performed to improve breathing function in patients with obstructed airways, the procedure is considered reconstructive.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic as well as functional reasons and offers the following benefits:
- Corrects bumps and misshapen noses
- Reduces the size of a very large nose
- Corrects some breathing issues
- Corrects issues from trauma
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Taylor performs this surgery under general anesthesia in accredited hospitals and surgical centers in about one to two hours. The surgery can be performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the contours. Once nasal structures are sculpted to the desired shape, skin and tissue are re-draped and incisions closed. Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
To prepare for rhinoplasty, it is always recommended to be in as good of health as possible as well as take steps that may be required by the doctor. Some of these steps include the following:
- Get blood work and a health check up
- Cease taking any medicines such as ibuprofen and aspirin as well as certain vitamins and supplements that may thin the blood prior to the procedure
- Stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery
- Arrange for someone to bring you to and take you home from your procedure
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
Splints and packing will likely support the nose following rhinoplasty as it begins to heal. Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, headache, and discomfort, which is controlled with prescribed oral medication. Antibiotics are also taken to prevent infection. Swelling will subside within a few weeks, but it may take up to a year for it to fully refine. Within a couple of days, the packing is removed; however, the splint may need to be worn for an additional week or two. Most patients are ready to return to work at this time. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness that remains. Patients must protect the nose from injury during any physical activity for the following six months in addition to continuing diligent sun protection.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies for each patient and depends on the extent of the surgery as well as the other procedures that may be done at the same time. We can discuss the costs in more detail during your consultation with Dr. Taylor. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards as well as offer financing through CareCredit®. If you are considering nose surgery as a necessary reconstructive procedure, your health insurance may cover some of the cost. We can help you determine if your insurance offers coverage for nose surgery. For those having it as a cosmetic surgery, health insurance typically does not cover the cost. We ask that the full payment for cosmetic procedures be made at least two weeks in advance.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
Rhinoplasty may be right for you if you feel your nose is out of proportion with the rest of your face, if its features make you feel self-conscious, or if your breathing is impaired by structural nasal defects.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Taylor is an excellent plastic surgeon who takes great pride in providing superlative care and the results you want with rhinoplasty. With his skills, he has the ability to combine aesthetics and purpose to produce natural results that correct any functional issues as well as make any subtle changes to your nose to accent your best features.
What to Expect at Your Nose Surgery Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Taylor will evaluate your nose to determine whether nose surgery is the best option for you. Additionally, you can ask questions and get a strong understanding of the entire procedure.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.