Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can alter the shape size, or overall appearance of specific parts of the nose or the entire nose. JL Plastic Surgery offers rhinoplasty to patients in Boston who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose.
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the nose. It can have a functional component if you have trouble breathing through your nose, a cosmetic component to change the look of your nose, or both.
Rhinoplasty typically takes 2-4 hours depending on how much work needs to be done. Combining a component to improve breathing through your nose or cases of revisional rhinoplasty can extend the time it takes for this surgery.
RHINOPLASTY: OPEN VS CLOSED
Rhinoplasty can be performed in two varieties: open vs closed. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision in the columella, the part of your nose that separates the two nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions that are all on the inside of your nose. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lee typically recommends open rhinoplasty in most people but will discuss his recommendations based on your goals.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE UNDERGOING RHINOPLASTY
Everyone’s rhinoplasty can be different because everyone has different noses. This surgery involves exposing the anatomy of the nose by making incisions and then changing the underlying structure which can include cartilage and/or bone to make it more aesthetic and harmonious with the rest of your face.
A patient must realize that rhinoplasty can only change their starting anatomy. It cannot give you someone else’s nose. Dr. Lee often is asked for a nose on certain well-known celebrities but the reality is that everyone starts out with a different nose and there are limitations on how much you can safely change the shape of a patient’s nose.
While everyone starts out with a different nose, there are problems that are more common. These can include:
- A bump on the nose
- Wide or low nasal bones
- Wide nasal tip
- Nasal tip that is too low
- Wide nostrils or nostril flaring
RECOVERING FROM RHINOPLASTY
Recovery from rhinoplasty is typically 1-2 weeks. Most patients have sutures and a nasal splint that is removed at 5-7 days. Bruising can last 1-2 weeks but is significantly better after 1 week. Swelling of the tip of the nose persists up to 6 months but is usually significantly better after 3-4 weeks.
Cost of Procedure
Rhinoplasty prices in Boston are estimates only. Dr. Lee will determine the price during your consultation and will be affected by the recommended surgical technique, patient anatomy, time, and implant type (If applicable). Click here for our pricing guide and additional information.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Contact JL Plastic Surgery in Boston today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee. He can use his surgical skill and precision to provide you with beautiful and natural-looking results from your rhinoplasty.