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Rhinoplasty/Nose Job Surgery

Rhinoplasty/Nose Job Surgery

Rhinoplasty Paramus, NJ – Nose Job Surgery In Bergen County
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Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is a common cosmetic procedure to get. Whether you have breathing problems, a deviated nasal septum, a birth defect, or a crooked nose, having plastic surgery on your nose done can make a big impact on your quality of life. Picking the right plastic surgeon for your nose job is essential if you want your nose reshaping to go smoothly. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have successfully done countless nose job procedures, having experience in revision nose surgery as well as first-time surgeries. Whether you want a flat nose, fix your sinuses, or fix the bone and cartilage in your nose, Paramus nose job is your best bet!

The nose has a strong impact on the natural beauty of the face, affecting its overall character and proportions. If you are concerned about the size or shape of your nose and would like it to be more in harmony with the rest of your facial features, rhinoplasty surgery in Paramus, New Jersey might be the right thing for you and your nose, whether you’re a Bergen County resident or not. Our award-winning nasal surgeon is the best rhinoplasty specialist in Paramus, NJ, and he also does secondary rhinoplasty surgery for northern New Jersey residents if needed.

Patients who have undergone rhinoplasty – more commonly known as “nose jobs” or nose surgery – report a high satisfaction rate following the procedure, especially if it’s a revision rhinoplasty. A recent review published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal states that of 2,326 nose surgery patients interviewed, 83.6% were happy with the results following the plastic surgery procedure. We offer the best nose surgery Paramus NJ has to offer.

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You may wish to undergo rhinoplasty surgery in Bergen County to address an aesthetic concern, a nose breathing problem, or an issue that developed following an accident of your nasal bones. Whatever the reason for getting nose surgery, the rhinoplasty procedure can:

  • reduce or increase the overall size of your nose
  • change the shape of the tip of the nose
  • fix breathing problems after nose surgery
  • reduce thick skin, remove dorsal hump
  • straighten crooked and broken nose due to nasal bones’ injuries
  • modify the contour of the bridge by correcting a bump or depression
  • reshape bulbous tip, flat or wide nose
  • narrow the space between your nostrils for nose reshaping
  • alter the shape of your nostrils
  • make your nose more symmetric
  • change the angle between your nose and upper lip
  • correct a birth defect or injury of your nose via nose reshaping
  • help relieve breathing difficulties by fixing a deviated septum

Why should you get your nose surgery at The Breslow Center?

Closed or open rhinoplasty is one of the oldest cosmetic nose surgery procedures in recorded history. The first rhinoplasty was performed in ancient India back in the 6th century B.C., and it was routinely performed in ancient Egypt as well. Today, nose surgery or rhinoplasty has become one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in North America and is offered by hundreds of nasal surgeons across the country. Whether it’s your first time or you’re getting revision rhinoplasty surgery, our rhinoplasty surgery doctor will take care of you.

However, only The Breslow Center features these unique qualities, better ensuring that you’ll get the exceptional, natural-looking results that you’re looking for with your nose surgery with our proprietary rhinoplasty method.

Contact us today to see if you’re a good candidate, depending on your profile, the structure of your nose, whether you have a dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose or a crooked nose, and what the expected results would be from getting a nose job in Paramus NJ. The typical results from a rhinoplasty procedure raises the self-confidence of the patient’s appearance. Our reviews from our nose surgery patients speak for themselves.

Speak with our doctor about the risks of the rhinoplasty operation, whether you can get an infection, how long you have to have stitches on your nose, how long the anesthesia lasts, what medications you will need to limit swelling and bruising etc. Our plastic surgeon will provide all the information you need during the initial rhinoplasty consultation.

Does Your Bergen County rhinoplasty surgeon have extensive experience in treating nasal obstructions?

While many patients get rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons, your primary purpose of undergoing the Paramus nose surgery procedure may be to correct breathing difficulties. Dr. Breslow and Dr. Greaney have the expertise to treat nasal obstructions caused by issues such as:

  • chronic sinusitis of the nose
  • deviated septum
  • nose damage
  • turbinate hypertrophy
  • collapse of the nasal valve following a previous open rhinoplasty or trauma

Will I be joining a growing number of highly satisfied nose surgery patients in Paramus, NJ?

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Breslow and Drew Greaney have extensive experience performing cosmetic procedures such as nose surgeries. He has performed countless successful rhinoplasties and continues to refine his surgical techniques by remaining up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of nose surgery.

And because successful rhinoplasty results rely on precision, our doctors always take the time to discuss your expectations thoroughly to determine the most suitable technique for you. Our experience, commitment to surpassing expectations, and surgical mastery are some of the reasons why our rhinoplasty patients are so pleased with their results. In fact, a large number of our new patients are referred to us by friends and family who’ve undergone the same nose surgery procedure in Paramus NJ!

Nose surgery can have a subtle, yet definite impact on your facial features’ balance and harmony. As our patients have often told us, rhinoplasty helped them look like themselves – only better!

Will I be attended to by a highly trained and caring staff after my nose surgery?

One of our greatest assets at The Breslow Center is our wonderful staff helping with every rhinoplasty patient. We employ a Certified Medical Assistant, a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, a Certified Physician Assistant, Licensed Medical Aestheticians, and extensively experienced and friendly support staff who are all dedicated to providing you with the attention you deserve. Each member of our team has an extensive background in their chosen area, with more than four decades of cosmetic and medical experience combined.

Going through any medical procedure can be a stressful experience. Our staff go above and beyond for you, working hard to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. We’ll answer virtually any question or concern that may arise, and go out of our way to make sure you are feeling relaxed, positive, and enthusiastic about your rhinoplasty results!

We do all this because we know that from a medical point of view, a positive mindset can help speed up your recovery. According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the better your expectations are from surgery, the faster your recovery will be – and part of this is to make your rhinoplasty experience with us a positive one!

You’ll undergo your rhinoplasty surgery right in our building

Our private surgical facility, The Saddle River Valley Surgical Center, is conveniently located in the same building as The Breslow Center. You’ll never have to go anywhere else for your appointments before, during, or after your rhinoplasty surgery. Our state-of-the-art facility in Paramus, NJ fulfills such high standards that most of our patients find it more comfortable than their local hospital.

The Saddle River Valley Surgical Center is fully accredited and licensed by the state of New Jersey, Medicare certified, recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and staffed by a dedicated team of highly trained medical professionals.


Preparing for your rhinoplasty surgery in Paramus, NJ

Well before you set foot in the operating room for your nose surgery, your rhinoplasty journey will begin with a private, personalized consultation with Dr. Breslow or Dr. Greaney in our Paramus NJ clinic. During this consultation and assessment, you’ll discuss your goals and exactly how you would like your nose to look in relation with the rest of your facial features. Using our Vectra 3D technology, you’ll also be able to visualize the post surgery results from multiple angles.

This thorough preparation will allow us to create an individualized plan in order to achieve the nose improvements you desire. Dr. Breslow and Dr. Greaney never follow a cookie-cutter approach, because every patient is unique. For this reason, great care is taken during the rhinoplasty consultation and pre-surgical planning process.

Choosing between an open or closed rhinoplasty

Dr. Breslow and Dr. Greaney are skilled at performing “open” and “closed” rhinoplasty procedures for your nose. Either one of these approaches may be the correct option for you, depending on your specific needs and facial morphology of your nose.

  • Open: The open rhinoplasty approach, also called an external rhinoplasty, is performed by cutting a small incision across the underside of the nose, connecting the nostrils. This small cut of the nose, called a trans-columellar incision, makes it possible to fold the nose skin back and gives your surgeon an unconstrued view of the skeletal and cartilage structure underneath. This results in a small, virtually invisible scar of about 4-5 mm in length on the underside of the nose.
  • Closed: The closed rhinoplasty approach, called an endonasal rhinoplasty, is very different from the open technique. In this case, all the incisions are made inside the nostrils. While the approach requires a few parallel incisions encircling almost half of the nostril lining, because of their location they can’t be seen at all. This style does not create visible scar tissue, but repositioning the skin at the end of the procedure is more difficult because the stretching needed to get to the skeletal and cartilage framework distorts the nasal cartilage. Closed rhinoplasty can also make it more difficult for some surgeons to see what they’re doing. However, experienced nose surgeons like Dr. Breslow do not find this to be an issue.

Your rhinoplasty surgery, step by step

Regardless of which approach to rhinoplasty you and the doctor decide is best, the broad strokes of the nose procedure remain the same. The skin of your nose will be separated from the bone and cartilage framework beneath. That framework will then be sculpted into the desired shape and size. The skin will then be replaced over the newly shaped framework, and a lightweight splint put in place to maintain the new shape of your nose as it heals.

The most basic rhinoplasties are usually done in approximately two hours. Some more complicated procedures may take a little longer, but it’s very rare that any rhinoplasty be performed in over three hours. The Breslow Center does rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to go home the very same day.

Your rhinoplasty recovery: quick facts

  • External splint, doyle splints (which are internal), and sutures are removed a day or two after surgery if necessary.
  • 1 week off from work.
  • No driving for 1 week.
  • Patients can resume moderate activities after a week but any arduous activity should be avoided for around six weeks.
  • Most bruising fades by the second week.
  • Any congestion and difficulty in breathing through the nose gradually goes away after several weeks.
  • Bones can take 4 weeks to heal, during which you should be extra careful not to touch or rub your nose excessively.
  • The areas around your eyes and nose will be swollen. Most swelling will go down after 6-8 weeks, with some remaining for up to 1-1.5 years.
  • If you have an open rhinoplasty, the only visible scar will be along the columella (the tissue between the nostrils), with all the rest inside, and a slight chance of one hidden in the outer curve of the nostril.
  • There is usually very little pain associated with rhinoplasty recovery. If you do feel pain, it will usually come in the form of an easily controlled headache. That being said, many patients have said that recovery can be compared to the sinus pressure of a bad cold. 

Ten tips for a smooth nose job recovery

  1. Sleep in a beach chair, or at least with your head elevated for the first week, and on your back for the next six months. This helps to reduce swelling.
  2. Avoid bumping your nose for the first 2 to 4 weeks. Watch out for pets and small children! You should also stay away from working out or straining yourself for the first 2 weeks.
  3. Stick to a low salt diet. This should start the day before your surgery, and helps minimize the fluid stored in your nose while it heals.
  4. Eat only soft foods for the first week or two. Chewing may be uncomfortable.
  5. Don’t wear glasses for the first 4 weeks after your rhinoplasty. If you need to wear them try using some sort of cushion or foam between the glasses and your nose. You might even try taping your glasses to your forehead. It seems silly, but wearing your glasses normally can disrupt the healing process.
  6. Make sure to wear a hat and sunscreen whenever you go out for several months after your surgery. This helps with healing, and prevents too much swelling.
  7. Take care when blowing your nose for the first few weeks.
  8. There usually isn’t too much pain or discomfort associated with rhinoplasty recovery, but if you do start feeling some pain, stay on top of your medication schedule. If you let the pain build too much it can be hard to get it under control again.
  9. Don’t be ashamed to nap! Sleeping helps the healing process, so if you’re feeling tired, take advantage of the down time. Just make sure to keep your head elevated while doing so.
  10. Try to remember that the swelling can take up to a year and a half to completely fade. What you see in the mirror during the first few weeks and months is not what the result will look like once you’re done healing, so don’t fret!

We’ll be with you throughout your recovery

Another reason that so many of our patients come out of their rhinoplasty procedures so happy and satisfied with the results is the attention The Breslow Center puts into their recovery. We are proud to be with you every step of the way through your healing process, from removing the bandages to your final, full results!

Your first follow-up appointment will be just a day or two after your surgery. This appointment will be with a nurse or PA in our clinic in Paramus NJ 07652, and will mostly be to check on the results. Your second follow-up will be one week after your surgery, and will be with your surgeon. At this point the splint and sutures will be removed, and most of the swelling should have gone down. Follow-ups to check on your progress and recovery will then be scheduled for 1 month after the procedure, 3 months after, 6 months after, and finally after 1 year, all with your surgeon.

It can take well over a year to fully heal from rhinoplasty, so if you are still concerned with your recovery or have any questions or concerns at all, you’re more than welcome to schedule additional follow-ups. Our first concern is your peace of mind.

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Your new look

Our rhinoplasty patients love their new faces, and so will you! You can look forward to a more picturesque you, improved confidence, or simply being able to finally breathe freely after your surgery. No matter your original reason or purposes for having a rhinoplasty, you’ll feel like a new you!

Don’t wait another day to find your perfect face. Call (201) 444-9522 now to book your private rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Breslow.

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