Rhinoplasty: Get the Picture-Perfect Nose You Dream Of

Few other cosmetic procedures can produce as dramatic a change in your appearance as rhinoplasty, so it’s important to choose a skilled surgeon with artistry.

Dr. Rotatori has decades of experience specializing in nasal surgery procedures to help you with whatever cosmetic or medical goal you’re trying to accomplish:

  • Add symmetry
  • Decrease the size
  • Reshape the nose to remove imperfections
  • Correct medical issues that complicate breathing

What to Expect During Nasal Surgery

Nasal surgery is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and is frequently used for difficult or larger noses: 

  • It usually involves one external incision across the columella (strut between the nostrils) 
  • Bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped under direct excision
  • If only the nasal tip is abnormal, it may be corrected with either a standard or external open approach
  • Large nostrils may be reduced through tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils with either type of rhinoplasty
  • After surgery, you will go home with an external cast or splint in place
  • The nose may be packed for 24 to 48 hours
  • The cast or splint is usually removed in one week
  • Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication
  • The majority of swelling and bruising subsides progressively over two to four weeks
  • External sutures (if any) are removed in four to six days. Internal sutures dissolve
  • Semifinal result is evident in three months
  • The final result is evident in 12–14 months, which is the time necessary for complete tissue softening

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