Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is one of the most complex operations done on the face. It involves artistry, attention to detail and most of all an understanding of the patients’ desires and expectations. New York’s Dr. Schwarcz dedicated one year of his training to perfecting the art of Rhinoplasty.
This cosmetic procedure is common and popular for both women and men. It is tailored to each patient's specific requests, needs concerns and expected results. If you are a male patient considering a nose job, do not fear- Dr. Schwarcz is renowned in performing the most complex of procedures with optimal and natural results. For men, this means no feminization of male features or qualities of the face.
The Open and Closed Techniques
Rhinoplasty can be performed with an open or closed technique. A closed technique would allow all the incisions to be performed inside the nose. An open technique, on the other hand, requires a small incision - by a certified cosmetic surgeon - placed across the bottom (columella) of the nose, leaving a well healed, almost imperceptible mini scar. The benefits of each technique varies. To see what method is best suitable for you, contact our New York City or Scarsdale office to schedule your consultation to learn more about this procedure.
After the initial incisions are made, the bone and cartilage framework of the nose are exposed. Next, the bone and cartilage or both are removed, replaced, reshaped, or grafted to achieve the desired nasal shape. The tip can be rotated upward or downward, thinned, broadened, or given improved definition. It is sometimes necessary to use cartilage grafts to define a certain area of the nose. These grafts are usually taken from within the nose itself. The nostrils could be narrowed if necessary, all adding to the overall balance of the nose and proportions of the face itself. The tissues are re-draped, incisions are closed, and a cast is placed over the nose.
Recovery After Surgery
The cast placed over the external portion of the nose is removed in one week, along with any non-absorbable sutures. Patients recovering from this surgery can expect the area under the eyes to be bruised with black and blue and swelling. Usually the nose is not packed, but crusting can develop. Once the cast is removed, swelling could ensue but typically resolves in one week to one month, although it can be longer.