Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sour nose…the most important facial feature, affects the overall balance, harmony and aesthetic appeal of your entire face. Is it too large, too small, too flat, and or too pointed? According to the surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery, an aesthetically pleasing nose is one that fits your face with harmony and the correct proportions.
Cosmetic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the Eastern United States. Rhinoplasty can change the shape of the whole nose or just a small part, making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of your face. The surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery are highly skilled in making these changes while preserving your ethnic uniqueness, as well as enhancing the function of the nose.
Our board certified plastic surgeons will carefully examine the internal structure of your nose at the time of your consultation and provide information about possible improvement. They will listen to your desires and goals. During the examination, recommendations for nose improvement will be based on their assessment of your facial features and your desires. In their consultation with you they will bring their extensive surgical experience and artistic sensitivity into the discussion so that together a surgical plan will be adopted to achieve optimum results for your rhinoplasty.
Additionally, the doctors will evaluate your entire facial structure, with emphasis towards improving not only the nose, but its relationship to other parts of the face harmony to your facial features. Many cultures wish to have cosmetic nasal surgery yet retain their ethnicity. Rest assured that the surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery will discuss this with you openly and will make every effort to retain the appropriate ethnic features that you desire.
Cosmetic surgery of the nose usually takes about 2 hours and will be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Most incisions are placed inside the nostrils but in some cases, a small incision may be made in the natural creases along the sides or near the base of the nose. These heal quickly and leave scars that are nearly invisible. At the end of surgery, a cast will be placed on your nose. A light dressing will be placed inside the nostrils. The sutures are dissolvable, and the dressings and cast are usually removed in one week.*
Most people are amazed at how little pain there is after nasal surgery. The most uncomfortable part of the recovery is the inability to breathe through the nose for several days due to swelling and surgical packing, which usually improves in 1 to 2 weeks. Expect some swelling around your eyes for several weeks, and as this swelling subsides, you will start to see the improvements from your surgery. There are a few special precautions during recovery: bending or lifting can prolong swelling, therefore this is not recommended for up to 3 weeks after surgery. Running, cycling, or aerobics should not resume for three weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for six weeks, as it takes that long for the bones in your nose to fully heal.*
If you have been considering some type of nose enhancement, call our office and set up an appointment to meet with the board certified plastic surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery in a personal, private consultation. Call today at (973) 509-0007.
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).
We look forward to meeting you in person.
*Results may vary.