Rhinoplasty in NYC

Rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. Your nose is a key part of your appearance, contributing to the harmony of your facial features. Whether you want to enhance the look of your nose or need functional improvements, rhinoplasty can offer transformative results.

At Somenek + Pittman MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in NYC, Dr. Michael Somenek specializes in rhinoplasty.  He is committed to giving you a natural-looking, beautifully balanced nose that perfectly complements your unique features. 

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the nose for cosmetic reasons or to correct functional issues such as breathing difficulties. Here are the four methods of rhinoplasty we may use: 

  • Open Rhinoplasty: Involves making an incision across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. This is our preferred option as it gives Dr. Somenek better visibility and access to the nasal structures.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: All incisions are made within the nostrils, resulting in no visible scarring. Typically used for less extensive reshaping.
  • SeptoplastyFocuses on correcting a deviated septum to improve breathing function.
  • Tip Rhinoplasty: Targets the tip of the nose, refining its shape and definition without altering the rest of the nasal structure.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty offers numerous benefits that go beyond cosmetic enhancement. Here are some of the advantages you might experience:

  • Enhanced overall facial balance and proportion
  • Increased self-esteem and comfort in social settings
  • Better breathing ability and improved quality of life
  • Fixed congenital nasal deformities
  • Restored nose shape and function after trauma

The Rhinoplasty Process

At Somenek + Pittman MD Advanced Plastic Surgery, we offer a personalized and comprehensive approach to rhinoplasty. Here's what you can expect from your rhinoplasty journey with us:

  • Initial Consultation: Your rhinoplasty journey begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Somenek. During this consultation, we will discuss your goals, assess your nasal structure, and determine the best approach for your surgery. 
  • Custom Treatment Plans: We’ll create a custom treatment plan tailored to your goals, whether you seek cosmetic changes, functional improvements, or both,
  • The Surgical Procedure: On the day of your surgery, Dr. Somenek will perform the rhinoplasty using the chosen technique. He emphasizes the preservation of nasal structures and minimal excision of supporting tissues to avoid complications such as a pinched tip or nasal obstruction. For primary rhinoplasty, Dr. Somenek uses cartilage grafts taken from your nasal septum to reinforce structures in the nose. These grafts help create long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results that maintain functional nasal breathing. 

Recovery Timeline

  • Initial Recovery (one to two weeks): Swelling and bruising are normal. Most patients can return to work or school during this period.
  • Full Recovery: It can take up to a year for all swelling to resolve completely and for the final results to become apparent.

Rhinoplasty Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for a smooth recovery and optimal results. General aftercare tips include the following:

  • Keep your head elevated and rest as much as possible during the first week to reduce swelling.
  • Take prescribed pain relievers and use cold compresses to manage discomfort and swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over to prevent complications.
  • Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Somenek to monitor your healing.
  • Avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses that rest on your nose until you get clearance from Dr. Somenek.

Why Choose Dr. Somenek?

Dr. Michael Somenek is a highly respected facial plastic surgeon known for his exceptional skill and patient care. He is double board-certified and has extensive training and experience in facial plastic surgery, with a particular focus on rhinoplasty. Dr. Somenek completed a rigorous Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Dr. Somenek is also committed to providing a patient-centered experience. He’ll take the time to understand your unique goals and concerns so he can craft your customized treatment plan. His dedication to achieving the best possible results and his reputation for excellence make Dr. Somenek the ideal rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prepare for My Rhinoplasty Consultation?

To prepare for your consultation, think about your goals and what you hope to achieve with rhinoplasty. Gather any relevant medical records and be ready to discuss your medical history, including any previous nasal surgeries or conditions.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for rhinoplasty is healthy and has realistic expectations. Skin thickness plays a crucial role; medium-skinned individuals are ideal as their skin better camouflages minor irregularities. 

Rhinoplasty can benefit those with concerns like a deviated septum, nasal asymmetry, or a bulbous tip. Non-smokers or those willing to quit are preferred due to better healing. If you meet these criteria, rhinoplasty could be right for you.

What Is the Ideal Age for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed on individuals whose facial growth is complete, typically around 16 for girls and 18 for boys. 

Are There Any Risks Associated with Rhinoplasty?

As with any surgery, rhinoplasty carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, and potential breathing difficulties. Patients might also experience swelling and bruising. While most issues are temporary and manageable, Dr. Somenek will discuss all other potential risks with you during your consultation.

Will There Be Visible Scars?

In closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella, which typically heals well and becomes barely noticeable over time.

Achieve Your Ideal Nose With Dr. Somenek in NYC

Ready to see how rhinoplasty can give you the nose you’ve been dreaming about? Dr. Somenek is dedicated to providing exceptional care and natural, beautiful results. Our team will even help you book overnight hotel accommodations after your surgery for your convenience. Contact our New York office at 646-362-1377 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward your transformation.

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