When we think of rhinoplasty or nose job surgery, we tend to imagine a procedure for making an oversized nose straighter and smaller. But not all patients who seek nose-reshaping plastic surgery want to downsize. Some, in fact, come to Dr. Yagoda (based in Manhattan/ NYC, New York) seeking a longer nose.
Because nose-lengthening cosmetic surgery entails augmenting tissue and not merely excising it, it’s one of the most challenging procedures in rhinoplasty. As you might imagine, it’s far easier for a facial plastic surgeon to remove an excess of cartilage and bone than it is to add to it. If you’re contemplating this cosmetic procedure, you’ll need the skills of a true rhinoplasty specialist such as Dr. Yagoda and her Manhattan, New York City (NYC) team.
When Dr. Yagoda sees a patient who wants a longer nose, she first determines if the nose is actually too short or whether it merely looks too short. While there is a ratio that describes the ideal length to height proportions of a “normal” nose, numbers don’t tell the entire story. What is the angle formed between the tip of your nose and your upper lip? What is the width of your face and what is its length? How does your nose harmonize with your other features and how would changing its length affect those proportions?
If your nose would benefit from lengthening through a rhinoplasty or nose job, you will likely need some form of graft or nasal implant. During your plastic surgery consultation in her New York City (NYC) and Manhattan office, Dr. Yagoda will discuss your options, including her recommendation for a closed or open rhinoplasty procedure.
Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery to correct a short nose can be performed in Dr. Yagoda’s New York City office-based surgical facility or in a NYC hospital, under local anesthetic with IV sedation or under general anesthesia. This plastic surgery procedure takes between 45 minutes and two hours. The exact surgical technique is uniquely tailored by the plastic surgeon for each patient but most of the time, all incisions are made internally and there are no visible scars. Sometimes, an incision is made at the base of the nostrils and the incision is carefully hidden.
You can return to work in about a week after your plastic surgery and you’ll be able to use a stationary bike or treadmill by the second week. By the third week, you can return to full activities. Although you’ll see immediate improvement, your nose’s shape and your profile will continue to refine over the next 12 to 18 months.
Like all surgery, rhinoplasty to correct a short nose has certain risks including infection, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Other risks include structural damage to the nose. Dr. Yagoda will discuss these potential risks as well as the benefits of this plastic surgery procedure in full during your consultation in her Manhattan and New York City (NYC) office.
To determine if you might benefit from rhinoplasty or nose job surgery to correct a short nose, call Dr. Yagoda today to schedule your personal comprehensive plastic surgery consultation in her Manhattan/ New York, NY office.
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