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Located in Glen Mills, Media and Chester, Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers rhinoplasty to the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas desiring facial plastic surgery.
The nose is one of the features of the face that can make or break a first impression. If you have struggled with the size or shape of your nose and are seeking a procedure to create better proportion in the face, a rhinoplasty from Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery can help.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure designed to improve the look and function of the nose. By restructuring and reshaping this feature of the face, patients may create better facial symmetry and improve formerly impaired breathing. Our goal is to give you the nose you desire cosmetically, while maintaining or improving your breathing.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
There are a variety of factors that contribute to an individual’s candidacy for rhinoplasty. At Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we typically perform nose jobs on young adults who are in stable health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. However, the best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation. This will allow our team to fully assess your concerns and determine a treatment plan that is individually tailored to you.
What Can I Expect at My Complimentary Rhinoplasty Consultation?
No two noses are alike. Dr. Ginsburg performs a thorough exam and listens to your specific concerns regarding the shape of your nose, keeping in mind that the primary goal of rhinoplasty is to improve or restore nasal breathing.
With the help of computer imaging and morphing technology, Dr. Ginsburg works with you to develop a plan to reshape your nose. Our goal is to listen to your specific needs and desires and combine this with our expertise to help improve the proportion of your nose with your other facial features.
Types of Rhinoplasty: Ethnic Rhinoplasty
There are certain ethnic features to consider during rhinoplasty, certain ethnicities have common characteristics that you may want to maintain, this will be discussed at your consultation.
Types of Rhinoplasty: Male Rhinoplasty
Characteristics of the male nose should be considered which are different than performing the same procure on a female. Typically a male nose has a straight or slightly higher than straight dorsum. A male rhinoplasty
Types of Rhinoplasty: Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty
While there are several types of rhinoplasty available, Dr. Ginsburg generally performs open style rhinoplasty. On occasion, and according to the patient’s needs, he may perform closed style rhinoplasty instead.
The open rhinoplasty technique is best suited for patients who have a crooked nose, a large dorsal hump, an asymmetric tip, or any other more complex concerns. With this approach, the surgeon creates a v-shaped incision between the two nostrils, which allows more precision when reshaping the nose.
By contrast, the closed rhinoplasty technique requires the surgeon to make corrections from inside the nostrils. This approach is best suited for patients who need more subtle cosmetic changes.
Ultimately, the type of rhinoplasty that is best for you is the approach that most thoroughly addresses your goals. You will be able to discuss your options more fully at the time of your consultation.
How is Nose Surgery Performed?
Nose reshaping is achieved with a variety of techniques including cartilage and bone remodeling, grafting, and suturing to bring overall harmony to the face. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia.
We specialize in both first-time nose surgery as well as revision cases for those who are unhappy with the results of their previous rhinoplasty procedure. In many cases, patients choose to have chin surgery performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty to bring a harmonious balance to the face.
We perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia in our fully accredited surgery center staffed with board certified anesthesiologists. The procedure takes anywhere from 1-3 hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure. After the procedure you can expect to wear a splint on your nose for one week and have sutures inside and sometimes between your nostrils. Pain after the procedure is variable but is usually not significant and usually described as pressure. A light bloody nose is expected and usually lasts 2-3 days. Swelling typically peaks at 48 hours after the procure and results typically are apparent after 2-3 weeks when the swelling from the procedure diminishes, though final results can take a full year until all of the swelling goes away.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Philadelphia?
The average cost of a rhinoplasty is $3,450 – $18,000. At Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we price each surgery individually. This allows us to more carefully tailor the procedure to your needs and the techniques required to achieve your goals.
If you have health insurance, the functional portion of the rhinoplasty may be covered, meaning the parts that will improve your breathing such as septoplasty, turbinectomy and or nasal valve repair. This does not change what it would cost for the cosmetic portion of your surgery as this never covered by insurance. You will also be responsible for operating room and anesthesia fees for the cosmetic portion of the procedure. You may also be responsible for copays and deductibles according to your particular insurance plan.
For more information on pricing, please refer to our patient financing page.
What Can I Expect from Rhinoplasty Recovery?
The average recovery time for a rhinoplasty procedure is 1-2 weeks. While a successful operation is the first step on the road to a successful recovery, the majority of your healing will take place once you return home. As a result, it is important to know what to expect from your recovery, so you can set yourself up to achieve the results you desire.
For the first day after your surgery, you should rest with your head elevated. Some bleeding is normal in the initial days after your procedure, and your nose may feel stuffy for several weeks.
A week after your surgery, dressings, splints and stitches will be removed, and within two weeks after your procedure, the majority of your swelling and bruising should have subsided.
When Can I Return to My Normal Routine?
As with any procedure, recovery times may vary. However, many of our patients are able to return to work within a week, depending on the nature of their job. Strenuous activities, such as lifting and exercise, should be resumed only after two weeks, so as not to aggravate the surgery site.
During your recovery, you will have regular follow-up appointments so that you can discuss the specifics of your healing more fully and have any additional recovery questions answered. Although you may be eager to return to work or school, this resting and recovery period is key for long-term satisfaction with your new nose.
How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Rhinoplasty is a very popular procedure. It is one of the most challenging procedures to master and it is very important to choose a surgeon with particular expertise in performing nasal surgery. Be sure to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon who has had extensive training in the procedure and has adequate experience performing rhinoplasty.
Additional Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
Our team is proud to offer a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures that can enhance your natural beauty and help you maintain your youth for many years to come. Take a look at all that we have to offer:
- Neck Lift
- Facial Liposuction
- Chin Implant
- Eyelid Surgery
- Brow Lift
- Ear Surgery
- Fat Injection
- Earlobe Repair
- Facial Reconstruction
- Scar Revision
Of course, electing to undergo surgery is no small decision. To help you feel even more confident in your choice, do not hesitate to review the bio of our triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Mark Ginsburg.
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How long does a rhinoplasty last?
Rhinoplasty is one of the few cosmetic surgery procedures that is permanent. The rhinoplasty surgery manipulates bone and cartilage to produce permanent changes in the structure of the nose. These elements are unchanged by the aging process, so you can expect your results to last a lifetime.
What is the difference between a nose job and a rhinoplasty?
There is no difference between a nose job and a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is the official name of the procedure, while many commonly refer to the procedure as a “nose job”. However, it’s important to note that a “nose job” can also refer to a septoplasty, which is another nose surgery that is focused on the interior structure of the nose. A rhinoplasty is focused on the external appearance of the nose, while a septoplasty aims to enhance breathing functionality and may provide cosmetic benefits as a secondary effect.
What age is best for a rhinoplasty?
There is no perfect age for rhinoplasty, as any patient who feels that they could benefit from changing the shape and size of the nose could be a good candidate for treatment regardless of age. However, surgeons generally agree that rhinoplasty patients should be 16-17 years old for girls and 17-18 years old for boys. This ensures that the nose is fully developed prior to surgery, and as such, rhinoplasty will produce predictable, long-lasting results.
Does a nose job change your face?
A nose job will not change the other facial features, unless additional procedures are combined with your rhinoplasty surgery. However, patients often find that a nose job enhances the overall appearance of the face, even though other features remain unchanged. This is because the nose plays a large role in facial balance and symmetry. It’s common for an optimal nose job to improve overall facial harmony, which makes the other facial features look better as a whole although they remain unchanged.
Is it ever too late to get a nose job?
No, there is generally no deadline for getting a nose job. The only requirement, as with most types of surgery, is that a patient is in good health. As long as patients can safely undergo surgery and heal from the surgical procedure, a nose job can produce great results at any age.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today!
Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and skin rejuvenation to residents of Glen Mills, Media, Chester, and the greater Philadelphia area. Mark Ginsburg, DO, FAACS, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, general cosmetic surgeon, and head and neck surgeon who combines personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary and natural results. For more information or to schedule a complimentary patient consultation, call 484-352-3524 to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.