There are many reasons men and women visit The Plastic Surgery Group for rhinoplasty in Albany. Often called nose surgery, rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nose, repair an injury, or improve breathing. Our rhinoplasty patients from Syracuse, NY and throughout the Capital District are consistently impressed by how much this one procedure improves their appearance and renews their self-confidence.
Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident. Request a free cosmetic consultationRequest a free cosmetic consultation with one of the surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Group or call (518) 438-0505.
This very attractive 20 year old lady did not like her nose in that it had a hump and was too big for her face. She has a point!! Discussions with patients are very individual in that the various concerns are discussed in the consultation and what the options can be as far as reshaping the nose. It was decided that we would take down the hump, thin the nose between her eyes and decrease the thickness of her nasal tip. All of these steps would allow us to achieve a feminine nose on a very feminine face. The was completed as a CLOSED NASOPLASTY . . . there are NO external incisions. Now take a better look at this case and think globally about her. Note that if you were to meet this very prett...
18 yr old female interested in improving the shape of her nose, staus post; Rhinoplasty with attention to the tip elevating it to give a more pleasing appearance.
This young woman developed a change in the shape of her nose and inability to breathe through her nose after a car accident. She underwent a rhinoplasty to reshape the nose and remove the bump. At the same time, she had a septoplasty to help straighten the nose and enable her to breath. She feels and looks much better and is quite happy with the result.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Nose surgery can provide many improvements, which may include one or more of the following:
Nose surgery can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. It may take longer if the reshaping is more extensive or the procedure is being performed along with other procedures such as an eyelid lift or facial implant surgery. Your plastic surgeon will decide whether your surgery will be performed through incisions made within your nose, called a closed rhinoplasty, or from outside your nose where incisions are made on the leading edge of your nose between your nostrils, called an open rhinoplasty.
In either case, your plastic surgeon will separate the skin of your nose from the underlying bone and cartilage, sculpt this bone and cartilage, and reposition it to form the improved shape of your nose. The skin is then carefully repositioned and stitched in place to heal.
Your plastic surgeon will give you detailed instructions to follow before and after surgery. It is important to the recovery process to follow these instructions closely.
The first day following your rhinoplasty, you may experience a sensation of puffiness in your face and some aching around your nose, and you may have a slight headache. This discomfort can be controlled by medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon. You will need keep your head elevated during the first day after your surgery.
Patients typically have some slight blood discharge as well as swelling and bruising around their eyes for the first few days, which is completely normal. It's common to look worse each day at first, but after about 3 days, the swelling and bruising will stabilize and start to gradually fade. Cool cloths or compresses held gently on these swollen and bruised areas can help you feel more comfortable.
Most swelling and bruising is gone within 2 to 3 weeks. Within a couple weeks of your rhinoplasty, you will begin to look and feel better. Most likely you'll go back to work as long as your job is not too strenuous.
The area around your nose may also remain stiff for several weeks.
You should avoid exercises and activities that can make your blood pressure increase. In general, you'll want to pay a little more attention to protecting your nose when you're bathing or putting on makeup. And if you wear glasses, you will have to be very careful not to rest them on the bridge of your nose until it has healed adequately, usually within a month to a month and a half.
The internal swelling diminishes very gradually after nose surgery. It's important to understand that you may not reach your final results for about a year.
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Rhinoplasty cost depends on a number of factors, including whether your rhinoplasty is for cosmetic or functional improvements, whether you have had a prior rhinoplasty, and whether you are combining it with other procedures. The range for a typical rhinoplasty is $5,500 to $6,500. Our patient financing can make cosmetic surgery fit most financial situations. When considering any surgical procedure, your choice of a surgeon should come before the price tag. Learn more from our team of plastic surgeons.
Nose surgery can be performed at just about any age; however, it is recommended that youths complete their growing cycle before undergoing nose surgery. In general, young girls should wait until they are in their mid-teens and boys in their later teens.
While all surgery leaves scars, rhinoplasty scars are not visible at all when the surgery is conducted inside the nostrils. When the surgery is conducted on the outside of the nose, the scars are very small and concealed under the nose along the crease between the nose and upper lip.
Yes. This can make the procedure more complicated and may affect the outcome of your nose reshaping surgery. It is very important to let your plastic surgeon know if you've had nose surgery or nose injuries.
In most cases, nose surgery is considered elective cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance. In some cases, it may be covered if the surgery is required as a result of an injury or to improve breathing. You can discuss this with your plastic surgeon and contact your insurance carrier for more information.
Normally, nose surgery is performed in a nearby outpatient surgery center. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will inform you where your nose surgery will take place.