Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of our most popular plastic surgery procedures. It can change the size of your nose or nostrils, correct its humped or hooked appearance, or alter the tip, bridge, slope, or angle of your nose. While you may undergo a nose job for cosmetic purposes, rhinoplasty can also be used to improve breathing, reduce snoring, alter a birth defect, or help heal or conceal an injury.

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The majority of rhinoplasty procedures are performed using the open rhinoplasty method. This means that the skin of the nose is cut and lifted away from the bone and cartilage framework beneath, then shaped and sculpted, as you and Dr. Zubowski have agreed. To complete the open nose surgery, the skin is re-draped over the nasal framework, and a splint is applied to help the nose maintain its new form. Depending on your needs, top New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Zubowski may place nasal packs or soft splints into your nostrils for additional stability.

You can expect bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort of your nose after the procedure. However, Dr. Zubowski will prescribe medication for rhinoplasty recovery and to help alleviate these side effects, and cold compresses can further reduce discomfort and swelling. Splints, packing, and stitches will be removed about a week after the procedure, at which point you may resume normal, moderate activities. The majority of any visible swelling and bruising will usually disappear within two weeks. Strenuous physical activities may be resumed within a 6 weeks of your rhinoplasty procedure.

In addition to the standard rhinoplasty surgery, there are variations of nose job procedures dependent on your circumstances and objectives. These include tip rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, nose reconstruction, septorhinoplasty, nose reshaping, wide nose rhinoplasty to a non surgical nose job such as dermal fillers.

A non-surgical nose job includes dermal fillers and is usually a five minute procedure for instant results such as nose reshaping. The ideal candidate for a non-surgical nose job is someone who has a small bump on the nose or slight unevenness or a small defect after a surgery. Both women and men are candidates for nose reshaping, especially men who come see us after injuries.

Septorhinoplasty is surgery to fix both your nose (also called rhinoplasty) and your nasal septum (also called septoplasty). The nasal septum is the narrow wall of tissue that separates your nostrils (hole opening of the nose). You may need a septorhinoplasty if you have a deviated septum. With a deviated septum, the septum wall inside your nose is crooked and blocks some air passing through. You may also need this surgery if your nose is misshaped due to an injury such as trauma. People who want to improve the appearance of their nose may also have this surgery. With septorhinoplasty, you may be able to breathe better and have the appearance of your nose improved.

Dr. Zubowski also offers nose job or rhinoplasty simulation software to help you visualize your plastic surgery results. With this virtual nose job tool, you can reshape parts of your nose to experiment and see what your ideal nose may look like. The nose job simulator tool works great for cases where you need to change your nose’s side profile, or narrow your nose’s front profile.

For individuals who have undergone a rhinoplasty procedure, but are unsatisfied or upset with the results, revision rhinoplasty is the most viable option for restoring beauty to the face. A revision rhinoplasty procedure involves resculpting the nose tissue to better fit the facial features, especially after the case of a poorly performed primary rhinoplasty.

Tip rhinoplasty refers to a cosmetic nose operation that focuses on alteration of the tip of the nose. The tip of the nose is comprised of skin, subcutaneous tissues, and the paired lower lateral cartilages resembling an arched “M”. Candidates for nose tip reshaping or nose tip surgery believe that their nasal tip does not fit with the rest of their face, whether too large, too long, too wide, too narrow, or too droopy.

Nose reconstruction includes the treatment of nasal deformities produced by injuries, previous rhinoplasty surgery, cancer surgery to congenital malformations. The ideal candidates for nasal reconstruction are people with nasal deformities due to fracture or other injury, and people with nasal deformities due to skin cancer removal.

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