The majority of rhinoplasty procedures that are performed at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ, are accomplished using the open rhinoplasty method. Here 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, Dr. Zubowski, a board certified New Jersey plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, may place nasal packs or soft splints into your nostrils for additional stability.
Typical Post-surgery Transient Side Effects
You can expect bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort after the procedure. However, Dr. Zubowski will prescribe medication for rhinoplasty recovery to help alleviate these side effects. Cold compresses can further reduce any discomfort and swelling. Splints, packing, and stitches will be removed about a week after the procedure. Afterwards 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 6 weeks of your rhinoplasty procedure.
In addition to the standard rhinoplasty surgery, there are procedure variations that are dependent on your circumstances and objectives. These include tip rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, nose reconstruction, septorhinoplasty, nose reshaping and wide nose rhinoplasty, as well as non-surgical nose reshaping accomplished with dermal fillers.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty for Nose Reshaping
A non-surgical rhinoplasty includes dermal fillers and is usually a five-minute procedure when instant results are required for nose reshaping. The ideal candidate is a patient who has a small bump on the nose, a slight unevenness, or a small defect after a surgery. Both women and men are candidates for nose reshaping, especially men who consult with us after injuries.
Septorhinoplasty is surgery to fix your nose and your nasal septum. The nasal septum is the narrow wall of tissue that separates your nostrils. 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 a traumatic injury. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose may also have this surgery. The goal of septorhinoplasty is two-fold: improved breathing and appearance.
Dr. Zubowski also offers rhinoplasty simulation software to help you visualize your plastic surgery results. With this virtual tool, you can reshape parts of your nose in order to see what your ideal nose may look like post-surgery. The simulator tool works well for those patients who want to change their nose’s side profile, or narrow their nose’s front profile.
For those individuals who have undergone a nose surgery, but are unsatisfied with the results, revision rhinoplasty is the most viable option for restoring beauty to the face. A revision involves re-sculpting the nose tissue to better fit your facial features, especially after a poorly performed primary rhinoplasty.
Tip rhinoplasty refers to a cosmetic nose operation that focuses on alteration of the tip of the nose. It’s 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 the 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 nose surgery, cancer surgery or congenital malformations. The ideal candidate for nasal reconstruction is a patient with nasal deformities due to fracture or other injury, or presents with nasal deformities due to skin cancer removal.
About Dr. Zubowski
Dr. Zubowski is widely recognized as a top NJ plastic surgeon located in Paramus, New Jersey. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over two decades of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. We are proud to be offering rhinoplasty in the Paramus Bergen, County, NJ area, and would be happy to consult with you if you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery.