Rhinoplasty Specialist

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Your nose, with its prominent position in the middle of your face, has an incredible effect on your overall appearance. No one knows that better than the Upper East Side’s Dr. Theodore Diktaban. A New York City rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Diktaban underwent nose surgery in med school and understands the positive impact rhinoplasty can have. From minor tweaks to a major overhaul, he can create the perfect nose for your face. To learn more about how Dr. Diktaban can help you, call or book an appointment online.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose, enhancing its shape, size, or proportion relative to the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, can also improve structural defects in your nose that lead to impaired breathing.

Dr. Diktaban specializes in rhinoplasty, and undergoing nasal surgery is, in fact, what inspired him to complete a residency in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery and then in Plastic Surgery. He treats both men and women who opt for rhinoplasty for various reasons, and he’s sympathetic to every one of them. Some of the most common include:

  • Balancing the size of a prominent nose
  • Reshaping the tip of a nose
  • Correcting a nose affected by trauma
  • Improving nasal asymmetry
  • Removing bumps
  • Reducing nostril size or correcting upturned nostrils
  • Correcting a deviated septum

The goal of any good rhinoplasty is to ensure your newly shaped nose works with, and even enhances, your existing features. Your nose will complement the rest of your face, making it look natural and becoming.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

During rhinoplasty, Dr. Diktaban’s long-standing professional passion, your bone, cartilage, or skin, or any combination of the three are modified. To reduce any evidence of surgery, he can take two different approaches to your rhinoplasty: closed or open.

In a closed rhinoplasty, he makes the incisions on the inside of your nose, leaving no outward trace of surgery. During an open procedure, the board-certified plastic surgeon makes small incisions along the side of your nose or between your nostrils, where scarring is minimal and unnoticeable.

Regardless of how he completes the procedure, Dr. Diktaban readjusts your bone and cartilage, removing or adding pieces to create a fully functioning nose that looks balanced and natural with your facial features and structure.

How long is recovery after rhinoplasty?

After your surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising for several weeks. Full healing can take months, depending on the scope of your rhinoplasty. To get the best results, Dr. Diktaban often recommends the following aftercare:

  • Rest in bed for a few days with your head above your chest
  • Leave internal dressings in place for one to seven days
  • Wear a nose splint for about a week
  • Avoid wearing glasses and blowing your nose
  • Refrain from strenuous activities
  • Bathe instead of shower
  • Wear button-down shirts instead of pulling shirts over your head

If you’re considering rhinoplasty, go to the double board-certified ENT plastic surgeon whose own rhinoplasty lead to learning everything he could about the procedure. Call Dr. Diktaban’s office today to schedule your appointment, or book online.

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