Dr. D’Amico believes that your nose should fit the face it lives on. After surgery, your face should be balanced, with the upper, middle and lower face each about one-third of your total face. Sometimes the balance of the face can be enhanced through a nose surgery procedure, also known as rhinoplasty, in Englewood, NJ to achieve better proportion between the size and/or shape of the nose compared to the face*.
Am I a Candidate for Nose Surgery?
Healthy men and women with concerns about the shape or size of their nose are good candidates for a nose surgery procedure, as are those who have suffered from a previously broken nose, who are unhappy with their results from a prior nose reshaping surgery, or who have a deviated septum. If the nose is strong and the chin is weak, Dr. D’Amico may discuss the addition of a chin implant to create better facial balance*.
There are two approaches used by plastic surgeons performing rhinoplasty – the open approach or the closed approach. Although Dr. D’Amico is expert at both open and closed rhinoplasty, he prefers closed rhinoplasty, as there are no external scars visible after the procedure. Additionally, in closed rhinoplasty, there is less swelling and the recovery is more rapid.
Recovery After Nose Surgery
After your rhinoplasty, Dr. D’Amico will apply a split to keep the nose in its new position and protect it from trauma. You will also have packing in your nose for the first 48 hours to absorb any fluids and to support the tissues. When needed, the split is on for about a week. Dr. D’Amico advises his rhinoplasty patients to avoid strenuous exercise or anything that might damage the nose for at least 6 weeks following the procedure. The full effect of your nose reshaping will require approximately 6 months.*
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico, serving the New York metro area. He enjoys spending time with you one-on-one to understand your objectives and give his professional opinion about the procedures that are best for you. You will never feel pressured to choose surgery and you will even have a second consultation visit (included with your fee) to bring along family or loved ones and ask follow-up questions. The consultation fee is applied toward any surgical procedure you choose. We are also happy to schedule appointments by phone.
* = Results may vary