What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to correct the nose’s proportion, shape, and function relative to the rest of the face. Sometimes called a nose job, it’s one of the most popular options for facial cosmetic surgery. Having undergone nose surgery himself, Dr. Diktaban specializes in rhinoplasty techniques with residencies in plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat surgery. This means Dr. Diktaban is one of the leading rhinoplasty surgeons in the Manhattan area with a tremendous amount of experience. And yes, experience does matter!
There are many reasons that people undergo rhinoplasty. In some cases, an overly-large, bumpy, or disproportionate nose affects their confidence and overall facial profile. In other cases, patients have an anatomical defect or sustained an injury that affects the breathing functions of the nose. When considering rhinoplasty, it’s important that you be in good overall health and able to undergo surgery, so Dr. Diktaban will discuss your health history during your consultation.
What Happens During Rhinoplasty?
This procedure can be performed using general anesthesia at our certified, in-house facility. Rhinoplasty can be performed a couple different ways, and the exact surgical plan will depend on your goals and existing anatomy. In general, nose surgery can be performed with two different incisions, and one may be better for you than the other. Once the appropriate incision is made, Dr. Diktaban will use a number of techniques to reshape, reduce, or enhance the nose according to your goals.
During a closed rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made inside the nostrils for completely unnoticeable scarring. This allows Dr. Diktaban to reshape the nose for minimal correction like reducing bumps or straightening the septum. VAPOR Nose® can be performed along with this incision pattern.
An open rhinoplasty incision is made across the columella, or skin between the nostrils, along with additional incisions on the inside of the nose within the natural contours of the nostrils. This allows Dr. Diktaban to lift the nose and have better access to the underlying structures. This incision is more often reserved for procedures that involve crooked noses, cartilage grafts, or more extensive corrections.
Results and Recovery
Rhinoplasty comes with a recovery period because of the delicate structures of the nose. You’ll experience swelling and bruising for 5 to 10 days, during which it’s extremely important to rest and avoid strenuous activities. You should avoid contact sports, wearing glasses, and blowing your nose, as these things can affect your results. Although you’ll see your results begin to emerge over the course of the first few months, swelling can continue to subside for up to a year after your procedure, mostly in the tip of the nose. The result is a balanced and more harmonious nose with maintained or improved nasal breathing.
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Schedule a Consultation
Rhinoplasty is one of the best ways to transform your face and change the shape of your nose for the long term. To get started, contact our Manhattan office by calling or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I wear a splint after rhinoplasty?
Before you return home after surgery, you’ll be fitted with a nasal splint to aid your recovery. Most patients wear these for around 4 to 6 days, although Dr. Diktaban will give you the best indication of your timeframe during your follow-up appointments.
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is sometimes used for medical purposes to correct a deviated septum or other breathing issues. In these cases, insurance will sometimes cover the cost. In other cases, rhinoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and may not be eligible for insurance coverage. We encourage each patient to speak with their provider before their procedure to determine whether they can expect coverage.
Can rhinoplasty fix a deviated septum?
A deviated septum is a condition where the cartilage and bone that separates the two channels of the nose becomes crooked and cuts off air flow in one or both passages. This can be the result of genetics or injury. In most cases, a rhinoplasty can straighten the septum and allow for better breathing.
What is a revision rhinoplasty?
For many different reasons, patients can sometimes require a second rhinoplasty procedure to correct their previous results. This is usually called a revision rhinoplasty.