Get the Nose You Want

rhinoplastyWith your body, despite all the possibilities for plastic surgery, some things you have to live with. For instance, if you’re short, there’s nothing that can be done, except maybe wearing tall shoes. The same is true is you feel your hands are too big or too small. Or if you have a big Tony Bennett head!

But your nose…now that can be changed.

The procedure is formally called rhinoplasty and Dr. Moskovitz performs it to either improve the look or balance of the nose, or to correct its function.

Changing your nose

Nose surgery (commonly called a nose job) removes, rearranges, or reshapes the bone or cartilage of the nose to correct irregularities. As one of the main focal points of the face, the nose has a big impact on how people see themselves. Last year, half a million people opted to have rhinoplasty to change their nose. That’s a lot of people who decided not to “live with” their nose!

Deciding on your new nose

During your consultation with Dr. Moskovitz, you will discuss how you want to change your nose. The more specific your expectations the better. This should include some research on your part.

The procedure

Due to the length of the surgery, general anesthesia is used for most nose surgeries with Dr. Moskovitz. He uses an “open” approach in most often. This is the method where the incisions are created across the tissue between the patient’s nostrils. It allows more significant changes to things such as overall nose size. If the goal is to reduce the nose size or shape, or to straighten it, the skin covering the underlying bone and cartilage will be separated, allowing the cartilage and bone to be reshaped. Once this has been done, the skin is then re-draped over the surface. Flared nostrils can be narrowed by creating an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip.

If the situation is right, Dr. Moskovitz uses the “closed” method where all incisions are made within the nose itself. This method is used when smaller refinements are needed.

Recovery

After surgery, you’ll be wearing a lightweight splint to maintain the shape of the nose and protect it somewhat. This splint is removed after a week following surgery. Stuffiness is expected after surgery, especially when changes have been made to the septum. You will have bruising and swelling, but a cold compress helps a good deal. Recovery usually takes one to two weeks, but there can be periods of swelling for months, often later in the day or early evening.

Everyone deserves a nose they like to see every morning in the mirror. Call Dr. Moskovitz at 201-225-1101 and let’s discuss your rhinoplasty options.

 

 

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