Dr. Yoel S. Shahar, MD

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Dr. Shahar is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Manhattan, New York City and New Jersey. Nose surgery, is one of the most common procedures performed in New York City today. Rhinoplasty surgery not only reshapes the nose, but also has a significant effect on the balance of your facial features. Reshaping the nose includes removal of the dorsal hump, narrowing a wide tip, lifting a droopy nose, straightening a crooked nose, reducing the size, and more. Schedule a FREE consultation today!

What is Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?

Rhinoplasty (rai·now·pla·stee) is a popular nose surgery meant to change the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. It is usually performed by plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery. There are many different types of procedures that can be done during rhinoplasty. Some of these include: septorhinoplasty, endoscopic rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty.

Resorting to rhinoplasty is often to change ones appearance but it can also be used to improve breathing. Rhinoplasty can require modifying the bone shape, cartilage and skin to change the appearance of the nose. The upper section of the nose is made of bone while the lower parts are made of cartilage. Before rhinoplasty, your plastic surgeon should always consider all your other facial features and not just focus on your nose in order to obtain perfect facial harmony.

Nose job or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common procedures performed in New York City today. Rhinoplasty surgery not only reshapes the nose, but also has a significant effect on the balance of your facial features. Reshaping the nose includes removal of the dorsal hump, narrowing a wide tip, lifting a droopy nose, straightening a crooked nose, reducing the size, and more.  Sometimes, rhinoplasty is covered by insurance.

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Considering Rhinoplasty?

Oftentimes, patients that come to us, truly dislike the nose they were born with. Some don't like how their nose has changed as they aged. Others may hate the results of a previous surgery or have recently suffered a serious injury. After all, your nose is one of the most defining characteristic of your face. Regardless, if you've caught yourself dreaming of a better nose and are stuck with this lingering feeling, it is most probably a great idea to schedule a consultation for a Rhinoplasty.

If you are strongly thinking about getting a Rhinoplasty, you should set up an appointment with Dr. Shahar to discuss our approach, process and all the details surrounding the procedure. Dr. Shahar is one of New York City’s best nose job surgeons. During the initial consultation, we'll discuss your goals, fears and mostly discuss what bothers you about your nose. Dr. Shahar will never over-correct and will always recommend alternatives or minimal procedures to achieve natural looking cosmetic surgery results.

Rhinoplasty surgery illustration. Before and after rhinoplasty surgery illustration.


Dr. Yoel Shahar, MD aka "Doctor Nose"

Since nose surgery is considered the most difficult operation in the field of plastic surgery, you need a skilled cosmetic 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 thousands of nasal surgery procedures. Dr. Shahar offers 3 decades of experience, talent and is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeon in New York City.

Doctor Shahar also has vast experience with diverse ethnic backgrounds. He understands the importance of maintaining unique characteristic.

Dr Shahar, the founder of Natural Look Institute is a reputableexperienced and top New York plastic surgeon. He possesses masterful cosmetic surgery skills and has a keen eye for esthetics. Dr Shahar has been named one of New York City’s best cosmetic surgeons. He is often referred to as “Doctor Nose”. His creative proficiency has been sought after by some of the most prominent people both nationally and internationally.

Most noteworthy, Dr. Shahar is a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon. A Board Certified General Surgeon. An Associate Fellow of the American Medical Association. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International College of Surgeon. Furthermore, he is licensed in New York and New Jersey.

Finally, he participates in numerous professional conferences in addition to teaching other cosmetic surgeons. He is repeatedly featured on television and quoted in numerous magazines and publications.


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Safety is paramount

Safety and patient care pre and post operation are crucial. I perform most of the procedures in my on-site Surgical facility which is accredited by the AAAHC. I am attended by excellent anesthesiologists and nurses. The anesthesia provided is “sedation” where the patient breathes on their own and recovers quickly.  Some procedures are performed under local anesthesia. I always personally follow up with my patients after the procedure.

Personalized & Caring Attention

Dr. Shahar offers personalized, caring attention during your preliminary consultation and after the surgery has been performed. Dr. Shahar generously offers his time to answer any questions you may have. During the preliminary consultation, Dr. Shahar will perform a careful evaluation in his “Mirror” room. He will analyze your face and nose to achieve perfect facial harmony.

Transparency & Trust

The hallmark of Dr. Shahar’s work is that he is highly realistic about the expected cosmetic surgery results of each patient. He encourages patients to be as well. He never over-corrects and always recommends minimal procedures to achieve natural looking cosmetic surgery results. Moreover, patients are informed of the latest state-of-the-art techniques, non-surgical alternatives to rejuvenate the face via fat injection and fillers.


How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty?

Before scheduling rhinoplasty (nose job procedure), you must meet with your nose surgeon to discuss, plan and determine if surgery is right for you. Dr. Shahar is one of New York City’s best nose surgeons. During the initial consultation you will discuss your goals, motivation for surgery and potential fears you may have with Dr. Shahar. Rhinoplasty surgery can enhance your natural appearance, but keep in mind that a perfect nose doesn’t exist! Below, you’ll find the process used by Dr. Shahar in determining wether rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you:

Discussing your medical history before your nose surgery

Dr. Shahar will insist on asking you about your motivations and goal before discussing rhinoplasty. Dr. Shahar will also ask you questions about your medical history. It is meant to adapt to every patient and understand if there are any potential risks during your nose surgery. Dr. Shahar will ask you about any past nose surgeries, nasal issues, nasal obstructions, medication you are on or take. Certain conditions or pre-conditions can make you unsuitable for rhinoplasty or types of nose surgeries.

Performing a physical exam before rhinoplasty

Dr. Shahar will conduct a physical exam and blood tests before considering rhinoplasty. Dr. Shahar will carefully examine your nose (inside and outside), facial features and facial proportions. Dr. Shahar is renowned for achieving perfect facial harmony. This exam is necessary to determine the changes that need to be made to achieve perfect harmony and a natural looking nose. He will look at the thickness of your skin, the upper section bone structure of your nose, the lower portion to test cartilage resistance.

Taking photos of your face and nose

Dr, Shahar and his assistant will take pictures of your nose in proportion to your face. They will take photos of your nose from different angles. This will help Dr. Shahar envision the perfect nose for you considering your facial features to achieve the best symmetry. These photos allow to discuss the specific action plan and goals before the rhinoplasty (before and after nose job).

You will exchange on goals and expectations for your rhinoplasty

As in the preliminary discussions with Dr. Shahar,  you will discuss your motivations and expectations in regards to your future rhinoplasty. It is a very important step and is dear to Dr. Shahar. He needs to know why you are looking to use plastic surgery and more precisely nose surgery. He will explain what he can do and cannot do for you when it comes to performing a nose job. This step is crucial and it is important you discuss openly and share any doubts, goals and fear! Doctor Shahar is there for you every step of the way. He will refuse to perform cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures he believes are unnecessary to protect the welfare of my patients. In order to respect your facial features and achieve facial harmony, Dr. Shahar may suggest other enhancements.


How much does rhinoplasty cost in NY?

The rhinoplasty cost in NYC can typically range from $7,000 to $20,000. The cost of rhinoplasty depends on a large number of different factors so price will vary accordingly.

Are you strongly considering rhinoplasty? Please call our office at (212) 717-4066 (NYC) or Book a FREE Consultation with Dr. Shahar to discuss the motivations, goals and cost of your nose job. Our New York City practice: Natural Look Institute, accommodates New Yorkers, out of town and international patients.

Rhinoplasty Results

Rhinoplasty Patient Reviews

"I got rhinoplasty done by Dr. Shahar in December of 2021. I've always been insecure about my features, particularly my nose. When I went in for a consultation, Dr. Shahar knew exactly what needed to be done for me to end up with a natural look. He's had decades of experience and knows tried and true techniques for achieving the most natural looking nose. I had never had surgery before so I was of course scared of being put under anesthesia. He held my hand as I was being put under which helped me calm down. Afterwards, while I was recovering, I had a ton of questions. He had given me his phone number and assured me that I would not be annoying him by texting him with questions. Everything was answered in a timely manner. As for the end result, I'm still 3 weeks post-op, but even so, I am loving what I am seeing so far. The best part is that this new nose fits my face in the way that it is supposed to. It's not what you would call a "cookie cutter" nose job. If you are looking to get rhinoplasty, I would highly recommend Dr. Shahar. He knows what he is doing and you will know this as soon as you walk into the consultation room."


Ana N.
Rhinoplasty patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Secondary rhinoplasty is a rhinoplastic procedure meant to correct previous mistakes or imbalances from previous nose surgeries. The operation is much more complicated and requires a surgeon who is an expert in secondary rhinoplasty.

Patients usually go for a secondary rhinoplasty to fix specific persisting imbalances, either newly formed or that became more noticeable. Secondary rhinoplasty is even more complicated because it rebuilds or repairs a nose that was already operated on. 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.

The typical rhinoplasty recovery time is between 1 and 2 weeks. 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.

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

You are considering a nose reshaping procedure. Please call our office at (212) 717-4066 (NYC) or Book a Consultation to arrange for a free consultation with Dr. Shahar. Our New York City practice: Natural Look Institute, accommodates New Yorkers, out of town and international patients.

Natural Look Institute is a Rhinoplasty Clinic, Conveniently located on Park Avenue in New York City

Centrally located yet conveniently discrete, we’re a heartbeat away from the pulse of New York City. Natural Look Institute is located near Grand Central Station (13min) and boasting more than 9 train lines in the immediate vicinity of the Plastic Surgery Medical Clinic. Natural Look Institute is easily accessible from every corner of New York City.

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Deciding to undergo cosmetic enhancements and plastic surgery overall is an extremely serious and personal decision. For this reason alone, you need to be surrounded by the best of the best. Doctor Yoel Shahar offers personalized advice, caring attention and support before and after the surgery. He always generously offers his time to answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Shahar and his team aim to deliver the best patient support and the most natural looking cosmetic surgery.

Rediscover a new you thanks to one of New York’s most trusted plastic surgeons: Dr. Yoel Shahar.

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