For many different reasons, you may be unhappy with your nose and how it fits on your face. You can turn to our Westchester plastic surgeon, Dr. Neal Goldberg, and his skills in rhinoplasty. Nose surgery can help:
- Create a more ideal nose for the you
- Correct nasal deformities like bumps or droops
- Improve breathing problems
Is Rhinoplasty right for me?
3711 View Gallery If you experience problems with your self-confidence related to your nose and you can choose to correct it. In fact, in 2009, more than 250,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While the surgery may also correct breathing problems, it can be used to correct the following issues with the nose: too large, too small, bumpy, droopy, crooked, too wide, too narrow, and too short or long.
I cannot believe how good my nose looks. It’s a miracle!
What can I expect from the procedure?
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under a local anesthetic with an intravenous sedation and takes one to three hours to complete. The procedure can either be “closed,” meaning all the incisions are made inside the nose, or “open,” meaning an incision is made under the nasal tip, between the nostrils, lifting the skin to gain a clear view of the nasal structure. Most patients benefit from a closed procedure.
Once Dr. Goldberg has made the incision, bone and cartilage are reshaped to bring the nose into balance. The bone and cartilage may be reduced, augmented/refined or may require harvesting or grafting. After completion, absorbable sutures are placed in the nose and nasal packing is used to control bleeding. In some cases, a special splint may be used.
I take a huge amount of pride in what I do. I really care about my patients and their satisfaction.
– Dr. Goldberg
What will my life be like after Rhinoplasty?
Following the procedure, you should anticipate healing to last one to two weeks, at which point you may return to a normal routine. Swelling may take some time to subside and pain medication may be prescribed for the first week. After one week, nasal packing may be removed. You should avoid most sports and activities with a potential for nose impact for six weeks. Most patients will appreciate the effects of the rhinoplasty three to six months after the procedure, but some may need more time adjusting to their new appearance.
Like with other surgeries, some complications are possible and may include unsatisfying results such as nasal obstruction, bleeding and sinus infection.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
Every procedure is customized to suit the singular needs and goals of the patient. As a result, cost will vary from person to person. Dr. Goldberg takes great care to determine the optimal approach for your treatment, taking into consideration your aesthetic preferences and anatomic indicators. In addition to the technique used, other factors will affect the final price, including surgeon’s fee, hospital facility fee, and anesthesiology fee. Dr. Goldberg will discuss each of these costs with your during your initial consultation. We understand that it’s commonplace to compare plastic surgery quotes. It’s important to ask each physician you speak with what’s included in their estimate. Many surgeons will provide only their fee; we believe knowing the full cost of treatment will help you make the best decision for your needs.
In general, rhinoplasty can cost from about $3,500 to $8,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure, whether it’s a revision rhinoplasty, and other considerations. In the event that structural issues, such as a deviated septum, are causing a medical concern, your medical insurance may cover a portion of the surgery. In most cases, however, this is considered an elective procedure and will not be covered. If you would prefer to pay for your nose surgery in monthly installments, we offer a wide range of financing options with appealing terms to help bring the cost of this treatment into your budget.
Dr. Goldberg treats patients from Scarsdale, Dobbs Ferry, Yonkers and many other communities in Westchester, Bergen, and lower Fairfield County. For more information about rhinoplasty, call our office for a complimentary consultation at 914-840-5999.
*Individual Results May Vary