Proportional—Functional—Beautiful Results at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as nose surgery, is a procedure designed to enhance your nose by reshaping it into a more aesthetically pleasing contour, while also repairing any functional issues you may have. The shape and size of your nose can be modified or corrected by removing tissue, adding cartilage grafts, rearranging existing cartilage and skin, or the precise placement of supportive internal sutures. No matter the technique used, in the hands of a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Marotta, after your rhinoplasty you can expect a beautiful, more proportional nose and improved functionality.
Dr. Marotta will create a plan to ensure that your aesthetic goals are a realistic combination of your desires as well as your gender, anatomy and ethnicity. There are several options to choose from when it comes to rhinoplasty, each of which has a specific purpose. Overall, rhinoplasty is ideal for patients looking to:
While it is important that you achieve the look you want after rhinoplasty, you should also keep in mind that realistic goals and expectations are essential. The best rhinoplasty results are those that look natural, where your nose matches the proportions of your other facial features.
Dr. Marotta will examine you, listen to your goals and expectations for your surgery, and recommend the type of rhinoplasty he believes will offer the best result. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Marotta is well-known for his high level of expertise in facial procedures, including endoscopic facial plastic surgery, surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation, and rhinoplasty. Depending on the type of rhinoplasty and level of correction needed, Dr. Marotta will utilize one of two techniques for your surgery. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions hidden inside your nose, while an open rhinoplasty involves an incision across your columella, which is the bridge between your nostrils. Both techniques are equally effective and leave you with improved function and proportion. Types of rhinoplasty include:
This surgery is used to repair undesirable effects from a previous nose job. Unfortunately, not all plastic surgery procedures provide the desired results, whether because the surgeon is inexperienced or unforeseen complications may arise. Revision rhinoplasty works to correct these undesired effects as much as possible, sometimes by grafting ear or rib cartilage if there isn’t enough septal cartilage present to support the nasal structure. Revision rhinoplasty can be very complex – depending on the amount of scar tissue present and the preservation of the original nasal structure – and can last up to five hours. The risk of needing revision rhinoplasty is significantly reduced by seeing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in the first place, so it is vital that you do your due diligence when choosing your surgeon.
This type of rhinoplasty focuses specifically on the correction of deviated septums. It is the most commonly prescribed procedure for those who have difficulty breathing through one or both nostrils. A consultation with Dr. Marotta is required to determine if septoplasty will correct your breathing issues or if your symptoms are due to another cause, such as a nasal valve collapse or other problems that need to be addressed with functional rhinoplasty surgery. Often, a patient is diagnosed with a deviated septum when the problem is much more complex than that, which is why it is vital to have a thorough examination by a specialist to ensure that septoplasty is the appropriate procedure for your needs. In addition, Septoplasty is often covered by insurance, unlike other forms of rhinoplasty.
This surgery is typically used to correct problems with breathing that are caused by trauma (such as a fracture) or are congenital or developmental. For example, a broken nose can negatively affect breathing and sometimes requires plastic surgery to correct the damage and restore function. Functional rhinoplasty usually involves widening or supporting the nasal valves, which can collapse when damaged. Often, spreader grafts or alar batten grafts from septal cartilage are used to provide this support. Ear or rib cartilage can be used when enough septal cartilage isn’t present to correct the issues.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty sometimes called a ‘liquid nose job,’ is an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. This procedure uses dermal fillers to comfortably and quickly improve the appearance of the nose without the lengthy recovery period of surgery. The artistic injection of fillers can correct the most common nose concerns, such as a bump on the bridge, asymmetry, or a disproportionate nasal tip. Although the results of non-surgical rhinoplasty are temporary, they are instant and long-lasting. They can make a significant difference in the appearance and confidence of Dr. Marotta’s patients who are not interested in surgery. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can also help you envision the outcome of a traditional rhinoplasty before you commit to surgery.
Most commonly, a patient will undergo traditional rhinoplasty to improve the shape or proportions of the nose, aligning it with the rest of his or her facial structure. It can also be used to correct nasal deformities and correct breathing issues by rebuilding nasal passages or correcting the appearance and/or function of the nose following an injury.
Dr. Marotta will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for your post-surgery nose, as well as schedule follow-up appointments to check on the healing process.
Following your rhinoplasty surgery, you will most likely leave our surgical suite with a splint on the outside or inside of your nose, packing inside your nose, and a bandage. It is crucial to protect and support the delicate structures of your new nose as it heals, so while it may seem like a lot of “stuff” on and in your nose after surgery, it is necessary to help ensure a good result. You will need to rest and recover for the first couple of weeks, keeping your activity to a minimum, and it will be a couple of months before you are allowed to return to high-impact activities or exercise.
You will experience significant bruising and swelling around your eyes and nose for the first couple of weeks after surgery, but they will gradually subside.
Depending on the type of rhinoplasty you had, you may see some immediate results, but it will take some time for your nose to settle into its new shape. While the most visible swelling will dissipate within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for all of the residual swelling to completely subside, leaving you with dramatic final results. Rhinoplasty is considered permanent, so once your healing is complete, you can enjoy your natural, beautiful new contour and restored functionality for years to come.
Call Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists today at (631) 982-2022 to schedule a consultation if you are considering rhinoplasty surgery. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta will take the time to discuss your rhinoplasty options in greater detail and ensure this is the right procedure for you.
Fillers inevitably increase volume. However, the thoughtful application of dermal fillers to the nose can create the illusion of a smaller nose by reducing the bump at the bridge of the nose or enhancing the nose’s overall proportions.
There is no hard and fast rule about when you can get a rhinoplasty. However, patients between 18 and 40 may have a reduced risk of complications compared to those in other age groups.
When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.
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