What is a rhinoplasty?

In colloquial terms, a rhinoplasty is a nose job, though, to Dr. Diktaban, it’s more than a mere “job.” Dr. Diktaban approaches every rhinoplasty with several goals in mind, creating a nose that takes into consideration:

  • Facial proportions
  • Ethnicity
  • Your existing nose

The goal of any good rhinoplasty is to ensure that your newly shaped nose works with, and even enhances, your existing features. Your nose should fit in seamlessly with your face, changing what you once considered a liability into an asset.

What can a rhinoplasty fix?

Men and women turn to rhinoplasty for several reasons, including:

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

Indeed, a rhinoplasty can correct many types of flaws, and the best way to find out whether your nose could benefit from surgical intervention is to sit down with Dr. Diktaban to review your goals.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

To reduce any evidence of surgery, Dr. Diktaban takes two approaches to your rhinoplasty, open or closed.

In an open approach, Dr. Diktaban makes a small incision along the piece of skin that separates your nostril.

When able, Dr. Diktaban uses a closed approach, which means that he makes the incisions on the inside of your nose, leaving no outward trace of the surgery.

The newest approach to rhinoplasty is the preservation rhinoplasty surgery which preserves as much natural tissue of the nose as possible to get the most natural look with minimal downtime.

How long is the recovery after a rhinoplasty?

After your surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising for several weeks after the procedure, which is completely natural. During this time, simply follow Dr. Diktaban’s post-op instructions and ice the area as needed.

When do I see results?

Once the swelling subsides, it may take several months for everything to integrate and fall into place. While you notice your results more readily after the swelling goes down, your body is still adjusting to the new shape, and there may be some very subtle changes over time.

Ultimately, recovery time depends on the extent of the procedure — some patients see final results a month or two after surgery, while it may take up to a year for others as their noses “settle in.”

To learn what Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, can do for your nose, call our office or schedule an appointment using the easy online booking tool.

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

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.

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