Rhinoplasty

Overview

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is a standard cosmetic enhancement procedure performed by Dr. Delia. This surgery is performed to reduce, reshape or augment the nose, remove a hump, change the angle between the nose and mouth, narrow the width of the nostrils, and/or shape the bridge or tip of the nose.

The nose is a very sensitive subject for many people. A nose that is disproportionate to the face, whether too big or too small, can make men and women feel self-conscious and cause them to seek surgical treatments. For others, surgery may be necessary to correct congenital disabilities, breathing problems, or to repair an injury.

What does rhinoplasty surgery address?

You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you want to correct your:

  • Crooked nose (nasal asymmetry or deviated septum)
  • Nose size (in relation to the other facial structures)
  • Nose width (typically at the bridge or nostrils)
  • Nasal tip (if it is too large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned)
  • Nose profile (treating visible humps or depressions on the bridge)
  • Large, wide or upturned nostrils

 
Rhinoplasty can be “open” or “closed.” The open procedure separates the skin of your nose from the underlying framework. This offers excellent exposure to allow for precise sculpting and shaping during the surgery. A closed procedure is performed through multiple incisions inside the nostrils.

Dr. Delia performs both open and closed rhinoplasty. He will discuss the optimal procedure recommendation for your specific concern during your one-on-one consultation.

What does rhinoplasty entail?

Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure performed at an outpatient surgery center. You will receive a general anesthetic for the surgery, which usually lasts 2-3 hours. During the operation, Dr. Delia will reshape, augment, or reduce your nose to achieve your desired look. If you are receiving the procedure to fix breathing problems, congenital disabilities, or to correct an injury, Dr. Delia will address the issue while still preserving the character of your nose. Nose surgery can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries or injectables to complement your facial features further.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Mild swelling and bruising may be seen, while post-operative discomfort is minimal.  Most patients look very good after one week.  However, the very final result may not be appreciated for several months.

Who are good candidates for rhinoplasty?

Any patient who is not happy with the shape of their nose due to a bump, concern of the nasal tip or how the overall shape of the nose relates to their face may be candidates for this surgery.

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Stephen Delia, MD, is a highly respected rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Delia’s aesthetic eye, strong knowledge of nasal anatomy, and technical proficiency allow him to capture the sharpest mix between form and function. His focused background and surgical experience have made him a highly-skilled rhinoplasty specialist.

If you are considering cosmetic nose surgery,take the opportunity to consult with one of the leaders in primary and secondary rhinoplasty. Contact us online or give us a call at 781-934-1599 to get started.

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