Rhinoplasty is performed on patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose. Cosmetic surgeons are able to drastically alter the appearance and structure of the patient’s nose during rhinoplasty. A surgeon may reduce the width of the nose, remove a bulbous tip, narrow the bridge, fix a broken nose, narrow a wide nose, straighten the nose, shorten the nose, or remove the bump from the center of the nose. If you live in Boston and are interested in rhinoplasty, contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery today.
What is the Rhinoplasty Procedure?
The procedure will vary depending on what is being done to the patient’s nose. If the surgeon is reducing the size of the nose, he may need to remove bone or cartilage. The surgeon may also need to use cartilage from the septum to adjust the size and shape of the tip of the nose. Be sure to talk to your surgeon about what he will be doing during the procedure, so you know what to expect.
Open Rhinoplasty Versus Closed Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty procedures: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions along the strip of tissue that divides the two nostrils. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made in a concealed area inside the nose. Different approaches are used for different goals.
Who Needs Rhinoplasty?
Patients often ask us who should have rhinoplasty. Anyone who is not happy with the shape or size of his or her nose should consider having rhinoplasty. Many patients also come to our practice for rhinoplasty after breaking their nose. If you are unsatisfied with your nose, suffering from breathing problems, or living with a broken nose, discuss your options with a plastic surgeon today.
How Long is the Recovery After Rhinoplasty?
The recovery time will vary depending on what was done. Most patients will see a significant improvement in bruising and swelling within two weeks. It’s important to talk to your surgeon about the recovery time prior to the surgery so you are prepared.
Who Can Perform Rhinoplasty?
Only board certified plastic surgeons that are licensed to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts should perform your rhinoplasty. If a doctor does not meet these qualifications, do not allow him to treat you.
Who’s the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Boston, MA?
Dr. Arthur Shektman has over 20 years of experience performing plastic surgery procedures on patients throughout New England. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has worked with over 2500 patients. For these reasons, Dr. Shektman is considered one of the best surgeons in Boston and throughout the region.
Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery Today
Are you unhappy with your nose? Contact Dr. Arthur Shektman at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Dr. Shektman has over two decades of experience performing breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift, eyelid lift, breast reduction, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures. Patients can also receive Botox and skin fillers at our Wellesley location outside of Boston, MA. To view some of our work, take a look at the before and after photos on our site.
To schedule a consultation, please call our office today at (781)-239-0680. During this appointment, a member of our team will tell you more about our services and answer any questions that you may have.