Many people are uncomfortable with the look of their nose, or the way it matches the rest of their face. Rhinoplasty can change the underlying structure of your nose and provide you with harmonious facial features and natural-looking results. The double board-certified surgeon Dr. Gandolfi provides rhinoplasty procedures to help increase your confidence and restore your self-esteem.

The Benefits of a Rhinoplasty

There are a number of benefits you can expect from your rhinoplasty:

  • Rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the size of your nose, creating harmony and proportion with other facial features.
  • If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nostrils, rhinoplasty can be performed to reshape them.
  • Rhinoplasty can alter the shape of the nose, including changes to the bridge or the nasal tip.
  • When combined with septoplasty, rhinoplasty can improve breathing and address problems caused by a deviated septum.
  • Rhinoplasty can have a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetic.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

It is Generally Ideal For:

  • Anyone dissatisfied with nasal shape, size, or harmony with other facial features.
  • Patients whose facial growth is complete.
  • Those who do not smoke and are in good health overall.
  • Those who have realistic expectations.

It is Not So Great For:

  • Patients who currentlyuse/snort drugs
  • Patients who have unreasonable expectations about what rhinoplasty can achieve

Real Patients, Real Results Achieving Natural Beauty

The Rhinoplasty Procedure Process Explained

Before your rhinoplasty surgery, it is only natural to have some questions about what the process entails. While the specifics may vary according to individual patient needs and expectations, here is an overview of what you can anticipate.

Your journey will start with a phone call from one of our team members, allowing you to discuss your medical history, your desired shape, and schedule your consultation. During the consultation itself, Dr. Gandolfi will perform a physical evaluation, review medical images, and talk with you about your aesthetic goals. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have about the process, and discuss anesthesia options with Dr. Gandolfi. Consultations usually last around half an hour.

Dr. Gandolfi and his team will provide you with directions to help you prepare for your surgery. These guidelines will direct you to cease smoking, pause certain medical supplements, and fast for a few hours before surgery.

Surgery will begin with your arrival at our surgery center and a warm welcome from our surgical team. They will guide you to your operating suite and provide sedation or anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

In a rhinoplasty operation, incisions can be made inside the nose, resulting in no visible scarring. In other cases, it may be necessary to make an incision at the base of the nose. Dr. Gandolfi will talk with you in advance about the type of incision required to make the necessary revisions to underlying bone and cartilage and provide you with some guidelines about scarring.

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Gandolfi may remove or reposition bones and cartilage in a number of ways, helping to change the size or shape of your nose according to your wishes. After these changes are made, Dr. Gandolfi will carefully reattach the skin and close the incision site.

One of every tummy tuck patient’s greatest concerns is the scar, and that makes it one of Dr. Gandolfi’s biggest concerns as well. D.r Gandolfi uses a layered approach to closing the incisions to minimize the appearance of scars over time. While tummy tucks do leave scars, Dr. Gandolfi positions them so that they are concealed by clothing, underwear, or swimsuits. If you have an existing C-section scar, the incision will be placed below it to remove this scar. The belly button scar is placed under the cover of the abdominal wall skin to hide it.

The overall size and height of the scar depend on the type of tummy tuck as well as the amount of excess skin.

Following your rhinoplasty, it will be crucial to take some time to rest and recover. Though you will go home the same day as your procedure, you should plan to take five to 10 days off from work. During this time, you will experience some swelling, which can be managed with ice packs. Medications will also be available to help you handle pain and decongestion, common side effects that will clear up on their own within a week to 10 days. External and internal splints are used, depending on the work that has been done.

Before you are discharged, you will receive all the guidelines you need concerning recovery and aftercare. By adhering to these guidelines, you can minimize the visibility of your scarring and promote optimal results.

Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Rhinoplasty

Are There Any Risks Involved?

While all surgeries come with risk, the risk is minimal when you choose a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, such as double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gandolfi.

Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off from Work?

You will need to allow some time to rest and heal, and also to see the swelling start to subside. For most patients, we advise taking up to two full weeks off from work.

How Long Will My Results Last?

You can extend the results of your rhinoplasty by following the aftercare guidelines you are provided and by maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

Is it Really Worth It?

Only you can decide whether having rhinoplasty is worth it. Be aware that virtually all patients who have this procedure done by Dr. Gandolfi are extremely satisfied with their results.

Excellence in Rhinoplasty

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for upholding patient safety, comfort, and wellbeing. He combines artistic skills with advanced surgical techniques to provide beautiful, natural-looking results and harmonious facial features. To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Gandolfi, contact us directly at (212) 287-7211.

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