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Rhinoplasty in New Jersey

Rhinoplasty changes the shape, protrusion, size and position of the nose, helping patients to achieve better facial balance. If you’re looking for the best rhinoplasty New Jersey has to offer, get in touch to organise a consultation with Dr Kaplan, a board-certified plastic surgeon.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is more commonly known as “nose surgery” or a “nose job”.

It’s a procedure that can reshape, reconstruct, restore function, and aesthetically enhance the nose. Each procedure is tailored to you and your goals.

Nonetheless, there are many reasons men and women opt for rhinoplasty. Most commonly, we hear from patients who are unhappy with the size, shape, or profile of either their nose, nostrils, bridge, or tip. Others have breathing difficulties as a result of a deviated septum and require a functional rhinoplasty. Finally, some people are not happy with the work of other rhinoplasty surgeons and are looking for revision rhinoplasty.

No matter which situation you’re in, we can help.

Dr. Gordon Kaplan has performed rhinoplasty in New Jersey and New York for over 20 years, working with patients from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities.

After all, the nose is the focal point of the face, so it’s vital to work with a surgeon you can trust to deliver the results you’re after.

Ideal Candidates For Rhinoplasty In NJ

Rhinoplasty is a delicate, highly individualized procedure that can provide a dramatic improvement for many patients and improve their confidence. It is best for those who want to build upon their natural look, but with realistic expectations of what can be achieved.

We welcome patients of all genders and ethnicities from across New Jersey and New York.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

There are two main rhinoplasty techniques we perform:

  • Open rhinoplasty: incisions are made on the edge and tip of your nose, and between your nostrils, to “open” up the nose for a comprehensive surgery.
  • Closed rhinoplasty: incisions are made within your nasal passages, more suited to those requiring a lighter touch.

We will decide whether you’re more suited to open or closed rhinoplasty during a consultation.

Either way, rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia and take a few hours to complete. It may take longer if the nose reshaping is more extensive or if it is being performed along with other procedures.

During the procedure, we can change various nasal features, such as:

  • The size and shape of the nose and how it relates to other facial features
  • The structure of the nasal bones
  • The profile of the nose, removing any visible humps, bumps, or depressions that exist on the bridge
  • The nasal tip, improving a large or bulbous, drooping, or excessively upturned shape
  • An asymmetrical appearance of the nose

When the surgery is complete, there will be a shape-maintaining splint positioned on your nose and possibly soft splints temporarily placed in your nostrils to help you breathe normally and to add support to the newly positioned bone and cartilage.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Immediately following your rhinoplasty, you will experience significant swelling, bruising and aching around the nose and eyes, along with a slight headache. This discomfort can be controlled by medications prescribed by Dr. Kaplan.

You will need to relax in bed and keep your head in a raised position during the first day after your surgery.

It’s common to look worse each day at first, but after 3-4 days, the swelling and bruising will stabilize and start to gradually fade. In most cases, it is completely gone within 2 to 3 weeks. Cool cloths or compresses held gently on these swollen and bruised areas can help you feel more comfortable.

You may also have some slight blood discharge during the first days of your recuperation, which is completely normal. The area around your nose may also remain stiff for several weeks.

Within a couple of weeks of your rhinoplasty, you will begin to look and feel better. Most likely you’ll go back to work as long as it’s not too strenuous. You should avoid exercises and activities that increase your blood pressure.

In general, you’ll want to pay a little more attention to protecting your nose when you’re bathing or putting on make-up. If you wear glasses, you will have to be very careful not to rest them on the bridge of your nose until it has healed adequately – usually within a month to a month and a half.

Risks And Scarring

There are very few risks associated with rhinoplasty procedures and the infrequent complications that may arise can be easily treated by Dr. Kaplan. Sometimes nearly invisible reddish spots show up on the nose, which is caused by broken blood vessels.

Scars are not visible at all when the nose reshaping surgery is conducted inside the nostrils. When nose surgery is conducted on the outside of the nose, the scars are very small and concealed under the nose.

Rhinoplasty Cost

Everyone is different and requires tailored approaches, so we cannot provide an exact price for rhinoplasty. However, if you come in for a consultation, we’ll conduct a full assessment of your nose and discuss your surgical goals, before providing a bespoke quote and plan.

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Why Choose Dr. Kaplan?

  • Dr. Kaplan is a specialist in facial plastic surgery.
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon with 20+ years of experience.
  • Flexible financing plans to suit your budget, including 0% and low-interest options.
  • Offices in New Jersey and New York to suit you.

Schedule A Rhinoplasty Consultation

We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about rhinoplasty surgery. As a leading plastic surgery and aesthetic treatment facility in New York and New Jersey, we are well-prepared to serve your needs.

To learn more about plastic surgery with The Kaplan Center, please contact us to arrange a consultation. Dr. Kaplan and his staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals.

To book an initial consultation, please get in touch through any of the following methods:

Rhinoplasty can address various issues patients may have with their noses. These before and after images illustrate just some of the significant results achieved following this procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best age to have a rhinoplasty procedure?

Rhinoplasty can be performed at just about any age, however, it is recommended that young adults complete their growing cycle before undergoing nose surgery. At the very least, females should wait until they are in their mid-teens, and males in their later teens.

Does it matter if I’ve had previous nose surgery or injury?

Yes, this can affect the outcome of your nose-reshaping surgery. It is very important to let Dr. Kaplan know if you have previously had a rhinoplasty procedure or nose injuries.

Does insurance cover nose surgery?

In most cases, nose surgery is considered elective cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance. In some cases, it may be covered if surgery is required as a result of an injury. You can discuss this with Dr. Kaplan and contact your insurance carrier for more information.

Will I have to stay in the hospital?

Normally, nose surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in our surgical center in Edgewater, NJ.