Frequently asked questions on Rhinoplasty
Please find below a list of frequently asked questions regarding rhinoplasty (nose job, nose surgery)
If you are thinking about getting a nose job (rhinoplasty), you should set up an appointment with Dr. Shahar to discuss it. Dr. Shahar is one of New York City’s best nose job surgeons. During the initial consultation, discuss your goals, fears and mostly discuss what bothers you about your nose and facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery can enhance your natural appearance, but keep in mind that a perfect nose doesn’t exist!
Patients usually go for a secondary rhinoplasty to fix specific persisting imbalances, either newly formed or that became more noticeable. The nose tends to be imbalanced compared to other facial features due to a first rhinoplasty surgery, healing complications, incomplete follow up or plastic surgery techniques. A secondary rhinoplasty is often much more complicated than a primary rhinoplasty.
Dr. Shahar performs primary as well as secondary rhinoplasty, quite frequently on patients who have previously had a nose job performed with less than optimal results.. Though it is easier to achieve optimal results on primary rhinoplasty than on secondary rhinoplasty, his experience and expertise allow him to successfully handle secondary rhinoplasty and challenging noses.
Since rhinoplasty is considered the most difficult operation in the field of Plastic Surgery. You need a skilled surgeon with an artistic eye, as well as expertise, to achieve optimal results. “Practice Makes Perfect.” Therefore, you need an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who has done many nasal procedures. Dr. Shahar offers years of experience and talent. Dr. Shahar is one of the best nose surgeons in NYC.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed in a surgical center. The patient is usually discharged about 2-3 hours after surgery. After 5 days Dr. Shahar removes a small splint over the patient’s nose . After the procedure some swelling and possibly some bruising may appear under the eyes. This is absolutely common and normal. It usually alleviates within a week or so. The minimal discomfort is easily controlled with analgesics (pain killers). Final results may take months of recovery time, but the improvement lasts indefinitely.
Rhinoplasty and nose jobs aren’t purely cosmetic treatments either. Many patients consider these nasal procedures to help with difficult breathing and extreme sinus problems. Dr. Shahar will review your personal case and check for obstructions or causes for your problems.
All surgery procedures have risks. However, rhinoplasty/Nose surgery risks are small and complications are extremely rare. Dr. Shahar will discuss all the components that come with nose job plastic surgery pre-op and post-op.
Not everyone experiences pain. You may have minor pain after the nose job procedure or may experience a slight headache. Your nose may feel numb for a few days. Dr. Shahar will advise which medication to take to ease any discomfort post-op.
The results of nose surgery / rhinoplasty are usually permanent. Final results may take months of recovery time, but the improvement lasts indefinitely.
Absolutely! You can view some of our before and after rhinoplasty plastic surgery picture here