Rhinoplasty in Manhattan, NYC

Rhinoplasty: It's the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the world. An experienced New York City rhinoplasty specialist with a keen sense of aesthetics can modify and improve virtually any aspect of your nose. Nasal refinement (rhinoplasty) can reduce the overall size, improve the tip, remove a bump, widen or narrow the width, or even improve the angle between the nose and the upper lip.

If you are seriously considering rhinoplasty in Manhattan, NYC, or Connecticut, request a consultation with Dr. Erlich at Profiles & Contours. If you'd like to learn more about rhinoplasty in New York City, visit our specialty Web site:

Just about anything can be done to improve the look of your nose. This explains why the popularity of plastic surgery is growing at such a remarkable pace. Each year, several million Americans improve the way they look through plastic surgery.

Make sure you choose a physician with lots of experience — one who specializes in New York rhinoplasty procedures. Once you've found the right surgeon, explore the options together. And ask the surgeon to use computer imaging to show you how you might look. Reviewing before and after photographs of the surgeon's work is also very helpful in making your selection.

Generally, any or all of the above changes can be made during one operation, which usually takes about one hour. While we do have an accredited plastic surgery facility in Connecticut, most of our rhinoplasty procedures are performed at our New York plastic surgery office. If it is more convenient for you, however, initial consultations and after care appointments can be scheduled at our Connecticut office.

Working from inside the nose, we carefully modify and reshape the nasal bones and cartilages. When an oversized nose is made smaller, the nostrils may also need to be reduced in size. Unbalanced, crooked, or curved noses can be straightened and made more symmetrical.

Recovery and Results

After surgery, a small plastic splint is placed on the nose to maintain the new shape and to protect it. This splint usually remains on for five days. Nasal packing is rarely used now — usually only when surgery to correct nasal breathing obstruction has also been performed. You'll be up and around a day or two after surgery, and any discomfort you might feel can easily be controlled by medication.

Bruising around the eyes sometimes occurs, and we provide medications to reduce bruising and speed its disappearance. If it does occur, it is usually gone in about a week. Keeping your head elevated and applying a cold compress to your eyes will also help reduce any swelling and bruising.

Most people return to work within a week after nasal surgery, using makeup if there is any residual bruising. There will be subtle swelling of the nose that subsides over time. Your complete and final result may not be realized for weeks or even months, but you will see improvement within one week.

Results can be immediate and dramatic if the nose was very large or if a large bump was removed, but usually the changes are not dramatic. A slight bump or oversized tip can be improved without attracting a great deal of attention. Friends and family may say that they don't see a major difference, but that's okay. Your surgery should improve your appearance without drawing attention to itself.

Take the Next Step

When you choose nose surgery in New York City or Connecticut, the idea is not to create a new nose, but rather to improve the one that you have. Unlike some procedures that offer only temporary improvements, rhinoplasty lasts forever. You'll look better and feel better for the rest of your life. To learn more about nose surgery, view our FAQ's for rhinoplasty in New York City. To find out why over 6,000 patients have trusted their New York rhinoplasty to Dr. Erlich, read his latest press release.

If you think you are a candidate for rhinoplasty in New York, Dr. Erlich at Profiles & Contours invites you to request a consultation or call 212.861.4100 today to schedule an appointment. You can meet with Dr.Erlich at our Connecticut cosmetic surgery center or in New York City to discuss your surgical expectations and rhinoplasty questions.

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