Rhinoplasty is one of the most elegant & complex surgeries performed today. Each year over ½ million men, women & children have their noses reshaped…
As one of the top providers of rhinoplasty surgery in NYC, Dr. Matthew White knows how to hone the fine details and nuances of a rhinoplasty. As one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures available, a “nose job” can address either cosmetic or functional nasal concerns, and it can be helpful for people of various ages and ethnicities. While some people seek rhinoplasty surgery to reverse damage done by disease or injury, others may simply wish to enhance their facial aesthetics from years of discontent.
Dr. Matthew White is experienced with enhancing the nose to complement the rest of your face, while maintaining the unique characteristics of your ethnicity. He pays attention to every detail to provide the most natural-looking, beautiful results. His experience and precision have garnered respect and satisfaction from patients who consider him to be one of the best "nose job" surgeons.
If you would like to learn how Dr. White can improve the look or function of your nose, please schedule a consultation at our New York City practice.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
If you’re considering undergoing a nose job in NYC, you probably have a cosmetic or functional imperfection that you would like to address – such as a protruding nasal tip, a crooked bridge or a deviated septum.
Once these issues are successfully resolved, you can look forward to a number of potential benefits, including:
- A balanced and symmetrical facial appearance
- A more attractive nasal shape that blends in with your other features
- A smaller and more proportionate nose that fits in with the rest of your face
- A smoother and more elegant look, thanks to the removal of bumps and other imperfections
- The ability to breathe easier
- An improved quality of life
- Increased confidence from feeling good about your appearance
Who Is A Candidate For Rhinoplasty?
Good candidates for rhinoplasty in NYC are generally in good health and have realistic expectations for their results. Although Dr. White treats a range of ages, we do require teenage girls to be at least 15 years old and teenage boys to be 18 years or older. It is important to wait until growth is complete before operating on the nose, as results can become altered if the surgery is performed too early in life.
If you wish to achieve one or more of the following effects, you may benefit from nose surgery:
- Change the size, shape or angle of the nose
- Correct functional damage, such as a deviated septum
- Improve your breathing
- Straighten a hump or dip
- Create symmetrical appearance
- Enhance the appearance of the nostrils
At your consultation, Dr. White will help you understand how a rhinoplasty can aid in your aesthetic and functional goals, and discuss all aspects of the procedure.
Your rhinoplasty consultation
Before moving forward with your rhinoplasty, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. White. During that meeting, the two of you will discuss a wide range of topics related to your procedure – including your health history, current medications and any other issues that could affect your candidacy. From there, Dr. White will review your unique goals for surgery and assess the cosmetic and functional imperfections you’d like to address. All of this information combined will allow him to determine if it’s possible to achieve your desired outcome with a rhinoplasty.
Once the consultation is complete, Dr. White will compose a custom treatment plan based on your needs. He will make recommendations regarding which rhinoplasty approach will work best, the results you can expect and the type of anesthesia that is in your best interest. He will then walk you through the procedure, so you feel completely prepared for the journey ahead.
Rhinoplasty Before & After
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Based on the extent of your needs, Dr. White will perform either an open or closed rhinoplasty. An open rhinoplasty involves incisions made inside your nose with a small opening under your nose between your nostrils – this is typically used for more complex cases. For closed nasal surgery, the incisions are made strictly within the nose. With either technique, any scarring from the incisions is usually barely (if at all) noticeable.
During your consultation, Dr. White will help you determine which approach is in your best interest based on the changes you’d like to make, your unique reasons for having the surgery and the natural shape of your nose. For example, if you desire a dramatic transformation, or if you’re undergoing the procedure due to an injury or trauma, Dr. White will typically recommend the open approach. This will allow him to make very precise changes to the underlying structure and address a wide range of cosmetic and functional issues. Conversely, if you only need to make very limited adjustments, such as refining the nasal bridge, a closed rhinoplasty may be the ideal approach.
Dr. White utilizes general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to help you feel more comfortable throughout the procedure. During your surgery, excess tissue, cartilage and/or bone are removed and your nose is reshaped to address your individual needs. If additional facial procedures are needed to reach your overall aesthetic goals, such as a brow lift or lip augmentation, they can often be done at the same time as rhinoplasty surgery.
Many surgeons, in the past, used more of a cookie-cutter approach to rhinoplasty, even for non-Caucasian noses. The reshaped nose often lost the beauty of ethnic individuality – giving every patient a similar nose. Dr. White's approach is to not perform nose surgery in this manner, but take an artistic approach based upon keeping the unique and attractive ethnic qualities that bring true beauty. Dr. White is very often sought out to perform ethnic rhinoplasty.
Dr. White in the Media - Inside a Rhinoplasty Surgery
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What Is The Recovery Process?
For several days following the procedure, you should expect some bruising and swelling. Mild discomfort is normal and can be alleviated with oral medication. For at least the first day post-surgery, you need to keep your head elevated, and you may require additional dressings, depending on your situation. Dr. White’s patients can typically return to work one week after their surgery, but all strenuous activity should be avoided for the first three weeks. Each patient will be given more details on how they can promote proper and safe healing throughout the recovery process. Our patients will correspond with Dr. White throughout the recovery process.
Your Rhinoplasty Results
The most exciting aspect of your nose job is undoubtedly the final outcome. Prior to surgery, Dr. White will preview your anticipated results using digital imaging technology, so you generally know what to expect after the procedure.
In terms of your actual results, they will become apparent slowly. In fact, it can take up to a year for the final outcome of your nose job to develop. During this time, the shape of your nose is settling, and all of the swelling and bruising is still going down. With that said, you will notice a visible difference in the shape, appearance and function of your nose within the first few weeks after the procedure.
Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty Procedure
If you are planning to undergo nose surgery, the first step is an initial consultation with Dr. White. Before the consultation, feel free to look at images of various noses, and bring these images to your consultation. Dr. White will want to hear from you exactly what aspects of your individual nose structure you want to alter.
Be prepared to discuss your medical history and any medications you are currently taking. Certain bleeding disorders or other medical conditions must be evaluated. Our surgeon may work with your other doctors to adjust your medications prior to undergoing the procedure. If you are suffering from sleep apnea or other breathing problems, you may need a sleep test. Every procedure is a custom procedure – no two noses are alike.
Dr. White also utilizes digital imaging software to show you an estimation of the results once your nose has healed from surgery. The ability to see the changes as they will appear on your own face helps to bring you confidence in the aesthetic results of the procedure – and make any minor changes before undergoing surgery for the most attractive outcome.
Maintaining Your Unique Look with Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Modern rhinoplasty techniques allow you to celebrate your individuality and culture while still making adjustments to the size, shape, and function of the nose. You don’t have to sacrifice unique cultural traits but undergo nose reshaping surgery geared to enhance your other attractive facial features. Dr. White practices ethnic rhinoplasty to bring harmony to your facial features without losing the beauty of the characteristics unique to your culture.
Patients of Asian, Middle Eastern, African American, or other non-Caucasian backgrounds may have traits passed down through generations that they celebrate – but feel embarrassed or less confident with cosmetic issues such as asymmetry, an overlarge nose tip, wide bridge, hump on bridge, wide nostrils, or other features. Rhinoplasty can address those areas of concern while still preserving what makes your facial structure and ethnic background unique.
Are there risks associated with rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a very safe procedure, with millions of people all over the world having successful surgeries with little or no complications. Dr. White is an experienced surgeon who specifically focuses on facial plastic surgery. However, as with any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries some minor risks. All of these will be discussed so you are fully informed. Your consultation is an important first step, as we will assess your health and your cosmetic concerns about your nose shape, size, or projection.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
The nose is a central feature of your face. Choosing the right surgeon will help you achieve the look you want, avoid risk and complications, and feel confident in your decision to undergo nose reshaping. Dr. White focuses his practice strictly upon surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face. His experience and training has given him a deep understanding of facial structure and balance – and how it can be improved to create more harmony and attraction to your features.
Dr. White understands the anxiety that can accompany your excitement when it comes to changing such a prominent feature. That is precisely why he utilizes digital imaging software to help you visualize your results and feel confident in your decision. He is a supportive and compassionate surgeon and will assist you through each phase of your procedure.
Does Dr. White perform rhinoplasty revision procedures?
Yes. As a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. White often performs revision surgeries for patients who have achieved an unsatisfactory result with a previous surgeon. Rhinoplasty can be a very complex procedure and some surgeons are not capable of delivering the optimal results patients expect. Using his vast knowledge of rhinoplasty and advanced nasal reconstruction techniques, Dr. White can develop a customized surgical plan to achieve your goals.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The exact cost of a rhinoplasty in New York City with Dr. White can vary based on the complexity of your case. During your consultation with Dr. White, he will thoroughly explain his proposed treatment plan and detail the exact pricing for the procedure. If your rhinoplasty is in any way medically necessary, your medical insurance may cover all or a portion of the cost for your surgery. Our friendly and capable office staff can help you work out the details with your insurance company. For patients interested in payment plans and other financing options, we offer several different alternatives to make paying for your surgery more comfortable.
Why should I choose Dr. White to perform my rhinoplasty procedure?
Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most complex facial plastic surgery procedures and many plastic surgeons do not perform it for this reason. Dr. Matthew White, however, is well known for the outstanding results he routinely achieves in both rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction. As a double-board certified surgeon specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, he has the extensive education, proven skill, and experience necessary to successfully repair and reshape a wide variety of concerns relating to the form and function of the nose. To get a better sense of the results you may be able to achieve with Dr. White’s help, we invite you to view detailed before-and-after photos of our rhinoplasty patients.
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