Nose Surgery, Rhinoplasty in New York City
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, can be one of the most gratifying plastic surgery procedures for people bothered by the appearance of their nose. As a refined New York City Plastic Surgeon keenly familiar with nose surgery, people of all ages have turned to Dr. Schulman in order to:
- Reduce the size of the nose
- Remove a bump from the nasal bridge
- Narrow a nose that is viewed as too wide
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Refine the nasal tip
- Correct a hanging nasal tip
- Reduce nostril size
- Restore a more natural angle from the nose to upper lip
- Create a nose that is in better proportion to the rest of the face
- Improve breathing difficulty
- Restore the nose from injury or genetic defect
Dr. Schulman utilizes advanced surgical techniques to limit optimize cosmetic results and limit your recovery time. He creates a natural appearance and specifically avoids older techniques that often resulted in a pinched, scooped-out, or turned-up nose. His goal is to create a natural appearing nose that fits your face. You will look better, not different.
During consultation with Dr. Schulman, your will learn about his goal to preserve natural beauty and unveil a unique enhancement that compliments your facial features. Dr. Schulman will specifically discuss your expectations about your nose surgery so that he can understand what you want – and don’t want. He will carefully analyze your nose, other facial features, and overall shape of your face to develop a treatment plan. Because Dr. Schulman understands the intimate relationship between the nose and other facial structures he may recommend chin augmentation to improve your overall facial balance.
You will learn about techniques that may be used in nose surgery, as well as anesthesia choices such as local, regional, sedation and general anesthesia. He will also discuss your options about surgical facilities and review post-operative instructions to help you optimize your results. Dr. Schulman may also use medical imaging so that you see what your nose may look like after your surgery.
Dr. Schulman may choose to perform your nose surgery using incisions hidden on the underside of your nose or on the inside of your nostrils. During your nose surgery, Dr. Schulman may perform septal surgery to improve your breathing. He will then reshape the nose by narrowing the nasal bones, refining the underlying cartilage, and placing cartilage grafts or nasal implants if necessary. Internal sutures are used to hold the reshaped nose in position permanently. Nasal packing and splints may be placed in order to keep your nose protected during the first few days after surgery.
During recovery, Dr. Schulman will guide you through the recovery process. Most people return to work within one week. The improvement can be seen immediately and your nose will continue to improve in appearance as the swelling decreases over the next several weeks and months.
Dr. Schulman’s patients notice that rhinoplasty not only improves the appearance of their nose, but also improves the overall appearance of their face. In addition, they often enjoy a renewed sense of self confidence from nasal surgery.
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