Rhinoplasty, also known as “nose reshaping,” is a surgical procedure that can make significant improvements not only in the balance and proportions of your face but also in your self-confidence. Whether you wish to modify the overall size, alter the shape of the tip or bridge, adjust the angle, or correct a congenital issue or injury, rhinoplasty in Boston can be a life-changing decision.

Reveal the attraction of your features with rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it’s a pathway to enhanced self-confidence and personal satisfaction. Dr. Miller and Dr. Sanan at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery use their surgical expertise to create a harmonious facial balance that complements your natural beauty.

  • Facial balance and harmony
    Rhinoplasty harmonizes your facial features, providing a balanced and appealing appearance that elevates your self-confidence.
  • Enhanced breathing
    Beyond aesthetics, rhinoplasty can also address breathing issues, improving overall health and comfort.
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The benefits of rhinoplasty in Boston

Rhinoplasty, often called cosmetic nose surgery, aims to achieve a balanced and aesthetically pleasing nasal appearance. This procedure offers a wide range of cosmetic benefits, from changing the width of your nose to adjusting the size or position of your nostrils, smoothing out bumps, or reshaping a nose that feels out of balance. Functionally, rhinoplasty can correct issues that hinder proper breathing, such as nasal obstruction, deviated septum, or enlarged turbinates.

Improving your nose’s appearance and function can significantly boost your confidence and quality of life. To ensure you get the desired results, work with a skilled and experienced surgeon, like a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can tailor the procedure to your unique needs and goals during your initial consultation.

Types of nose reshaping surgery techniques

Rhinoplasty is not one-size-fits-all. Our facial plastic surgeons customize each operation to meet your needs and goals. Here are some common types of rhinoplasties available at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery:

Female rhinoplasty

Focuses on creating a nose that enhances feminine facial features, aiming for a softer and more refined look.

Male rhinoplasty

Prioritizes preserving or enhancing masculine features, such as a stronger, broader nose.

Ethnic rhinoplasty

Acknowledges and preserves the unique facial features associated with different ethnicities while enhancing the nose’s appearance or function.

Piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty

A newer technique that uses ultrasonic energy to precisely shape nasal bones with less trauma and downtime than traditional methods.

Revision rhinoplasty

Corrects issues from a previous rhinoplasty, making it more complex due to alterations from prior surgery.

Each type of rhinoplasty requires a surgeon with specific skills and an understanding of the aesthetic and functional goals involved. Discuss your expectations and preferences thoroughly with your surgeon during your consultation. You can also explore other cosmetic surgery procedures if they align with your goals, such as eyelid or chin surgery.

Ultrasonic (Piezo) rhinoplasty

Ultrasonic (Piezo) rhinoplasty is a cutting-edge procedure performed by select surgeons, offering a distinct edge in precision and recovery. This advanced technique, currently unique to a Boston-based surgeon, uses high-speed sound waves for meticulous reshaping of the nasal structure. The result is less downtime, reduced bruising, and faster recovery than traditional methods. The procedure not only enhances aesthetics but also optimizes breathing. Patients often express satisfaction, stating their new nose feels like the one they were meant to be born with.

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Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose or experience breathing difficulties, a nose job in Boston may be an option for you. However, it’s crucial to consider this surgical procedure only if you’re in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller or Dr. Sanan, both board-certified plastic surgeons, to discuss your goals and determine if rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.

The rhinoplasty procedure

Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. There are two primary techniques: open and closed. The open technique involves a small external incision on the columella (the tissue separating the nostrils), providing full visualization of and access to the nasal structure. The closed technique involves incisions within the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. The choice between these techniques depends on the specific changes being made.

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Post-surgery: What to expect?

Recovery from rhinoplasty extends beyond the operating room. Understanding what to expect in the weeks following surgery and during immediate aftercare is essential for optimal results.

Immediate aftercare

After surgery, you’ll likely wake up with a nasal splint to maintain the new shape of your nose. You might also have nasal packing or a small bandage beneath your nostrils if there’s any bleeding. It’s normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with prescribed medications, cold compresses, and keeping your head elevated to reduce swelling. Follow-up appointments within the first week will monitor your healing, remove external sutures or nasal packing, and address your concerns.

Long-term recovery and results

While most swelling and bruising subside within a few weeks, it may take up to a year or more to fully reveal the final, refined results of rhinoplasty. Everyone heals at their own pace. During this period, protect your nose from excessive sun exposure, as it can cause discoloration or swelling. Regular check-ins with your surgeon continue throughout the first year to ensure you’re healing well and satisfied with your results. Patience is crucial during rhinoplasty recovery. It’s a gradual process, but with time, you’ll see the full benefits of your improved nose, both aesthetically and functionally.

What procedures can be combined with rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty in Boston can be paired with chin augmentation. These two surgeries work to create a balanced profile and enhanced facial harmony. Buccal fat reduction is a procedure that slims the cheeks, adding definition to the face. Upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat to rejuvenate the eyes, making them more youthful and alert. A lip lift adjusts the shape and position of the lips to improve the overall appearance. These combined procedures offer a comprehensive approach to facial refinement, providing a significantly improved, refreshed, youthful look.

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Why choose us for your rhinoplasty?

Our team is led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Leonard Miller, founder of the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Miller’s advanced surgical techniques and artistic sensibility have earned him prestigious awards and recognition, establishing him as a leading plastic surgeon in Massachusetts. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Boston and Brookline support his innovative surgical practices.

Additionally, Dr. Sanan is a renowned surgeon in the New England area, distinguished for his expertise in rhinoplasty, a highly specialized and intricate procedure. With a reputation built on a track record of achieving exceptional, natural-looking results, Dr. Sanan is the go-to choice for patients seeking to enhance their nasal aesthetics. His unparalleled proficiency in the realm of rhinoplasty makes him a trusted authority in the field of cosmetic surgery in the region.

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Rhinoplasty FAQ

Is rhinoplasty right for me?

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

How long is the recovery for rhinoplasty?

Will there be scars after rhinoplasty?

Can rhinoplasty fix breathing problems?

Will health insurance cover rhinoplasty?

Is rhinoplasty right for me?

Ideal candidates are in good health, have realistic expectations, and seek to improve the appearance or function of their nose. Discuss your goals and medical history with your surgeon to determine if rhinoplasty suits you.

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

Rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Afterward, any discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

How long is the recovery for rhinoplasty?

The recovery from Ultrasonic (Piezo) rhinoplasty involves a week with a cast, stitches, and stents in the nose. While initial healing occurs rapidly, total recovery time spans 12-18 months, allowing for full refinement and settling of the nasal structures.

Will there be scars after rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is typically performed with either a closed or open technique. Closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scars, as incisions are inside the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision under the nose, which usually results in a small and fading scar.

Can rhinoplasty fix breathing problems?

Functional rhinoplasty can address issues like a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or enlarged turbinates that affect breathing. Often, patients choose a combined approach to address both aesthetic and functional concerns in one procedure.

Will health insurance cover rhinoplasty?

Insurance coverage for rhinoplasty varies. If the procedure is cosmetic, it’s typically not covered. However, if it’s performed to correct breathing difficulties or deformities due to injury, insurance may cover a portion of the cost. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

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