Rhinoplasty in New Jersey

Dr. Kassir is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in New Jersey. Having produced over 8,000 rhinoplasties in his career, his experties produce results that maximize facial harmony and balance.

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About Rhinoplasty in New Jersey

by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Learn More About Dr. Kassir

Do you have issues breathing through your nose or chronic sinus complaints? Are you looking to reshape your nose to meet the proportions of your other facial features?

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery by Dr. Kassir is a procedure that involves altering the shape and size of the nose. A rhinoplasty can be performed to correct an over projected tip, remove a bump, and straighten the nose. Dr. Kassir reshapes the nasal bones and cartilage to produce a balanced nose to blend in with the person’s other facial features to create facial harmony. Dr. Kassir has performed over 8,000 rhinoplasties with patients from over 199 countries; making him an international expert in rhinoplasty. With clinics in NJ, patients have the option to see Dr. Kassir in person or meet virtually for a consult and to book their surgery date.

What is Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a surgery to improve the shape and size of the nose. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, as many people wish to improve the appearance of their nose. Dr. Kassir performs rhinoplasties on patients that are unhappy with the nose they were born with, as well as noses that were distorted due to injury. A rhinoplasty procedure can remove a hump on the nasal bridge, reshape the tip, reshape the nostrils, correct a deviated septum, and straighten the nose. Before the procedure, Dr. Kassir will hold a consultation with the prospective rhinoplasty patient to best understand the patient’s aesthetic goal and tailor the result to create harmony with the other facial features. Dr. Kassir’s surgical expertise can dramatically improve the shape of a nose, while still putting emphasis on making the results look natural. The nose is a very prominent feature and can often be the center of attention, causing self-image issues or emotional distress. The rhinoplasty procedure is a permanent way to enhance the features of the nose.

Dr. Kassir is a leading surgeon in rhinoplasties, including:

  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Teen rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty

Dr. Kassir provides a range of procedures for patients that are seeking cosmetic surgery or patients looking to improve nasal breathing and chronic sinus infections. Cosmetic surgery can be performed to improve the appearance of the nose, while also improving the quality of breathing. Rhinoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Most health insurance plans provide some coverage for functional nasal or sinus surgery. A rhinoplasty surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours and the splint is removed on the 6th or 7th day to reveal your new nose. The immediate post-surgery photos are examples of what the nose will look like after a rhinoplasty. There will be swelling, however, the majority of swelling goes down within 3 months. The final result of a rhinoplasty usually takes about 1 year to see due to all of the minor swelling that has to subside.

What can a Rhinoplasty do?

A nose job can reduce the size of the nose and reshape the tip to create better overall balance for the face. A rhinoplasty can also be performed to improve nasal breathing quality.  

A rhinoplasty can address the following:

  • Remove a hump
  • Straighten a bridge
  • Reshape the tip
  • Increase or decrease the size of the nostrils
  • Correct the nose after an injury
  • Open breathing passages
  • Fix a deviated septum

Are you a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Healthy teenagers and adults who wish to improve their nasal appearance are good candidates for rhinoplasty. Good candidates for rhinoplasty also include people who experience breathing issues or have suffered from a nose injury. A rhinoplasty can be done on anyone whose nose has reached full size, which typically occurs between 13 and 15 years of age. This can be determined by Dr. Kassir through an in office consultation. Rhinoplasties are often life changing procedures that can boost confidence and self-esteem in our patients.

What are the different alterations for Rhinoplasty?

Nasal Tip Narrowing

A bulbous tip signifies thick skin and weak tip cartilage. Dr. Kassir uses a special technique to suture the tip to enhance its definition and tighten the overlying skin flap. A graft can also be considered but it is not always needed due to the exclusive techniques used by Dr. Kassir.

Nasal Tip Projection

Dr. Kassir can use a natural graft from the nose itself, ear, or rib to develop greater tip projection in the nose in addition to the above procedures.

Dorsal Projection/Nasal Bridge

If the patient lacks a projected nasal bridge (common in African-Americans and Asians), a graft can be used to add height to the dorsum. This can be done in combination with the nasal tip projection using a graft from the nose, ear, or rib.

Recovery from Rhinoplasty

It is vital to adhere to our recovery guidelines for the safest and most optimal results. This includes the use of Dr. Kassir's rhinoplasty recovery kit and the medical-grade recovery skincare line. Together, this routine will prevent the occurrence of unwanted or uneven scarring to ensure that your nose recovers quickly. After surgery you may have packing that will be removed the very next day in Dr. Kassir’s office. Patients must sleep on their back with their head slightly lifted for the first week following surgery to prevent anything interfering with the nose. On day 6, the splint is removed, however, you may have swelling which can make the nose appear bigger than it was made. Full recovery takes 6-12 months but the results are obvious when the splint is removed (almost all of our are patients happy the with nose right after splint removal, and it only continues to get better).

Throughout the healing process, it is important to remember that Dr. Kassir made the nose to the exact dimensions in the digitized image, and the skin swelling can easily hide this. We provide painkillers and antibiotics to help alleviate pain and the risk of infection. Avid use of arnica is recommended along with other items in your patient checklist. Make sure to walk around 3 to 4 times a day to enhance blood flow to promote recovery, and ask our staff for the best prevention measures for healing in your surgery. Do not bend over or lift heavy objects until Dr. Kassir provides approval. You'll want to avoid saunas, steam, alcohol, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Most patients are able to return to work after 1 week of recovery.

Does Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?

Insurance may cover some of the functional aspects to rhinoplasty that would improve one’s breathing. Some of these procedures include:

  • Opening sinus drainage pathways (endoscopic sinus surgery)
  • Shrinking large turbinates (turbinate reduction)
  • Straightening a crooked septum (septoplasty)
  • Valve surgery (placing cartilage grafts to stabilize the breathing passage)

Is Rhinoplasty Safe?

Like any surgery, rhinoplasty comes with some risks, so it is important to go to an experienced plastic surgeon to ensure optimal results. Rhinoplasty is a precise procedure, so candidates should choose their surgeons wisely.

Dr. Kassir can improve the appearance of the nose to meet the patient's wishes without reducing the overall strength of the nose, preventing the possibility of a collapsed nasal bridge. This is essential to his technique that prevents the need for a revision after having a procedure with him. His skill is a result of his experience performing over 8,000 rhinoplasties over the past 22 years. You can see from hundreds of our 5-star reviews and thousands of before and afters that our center provides the safest and most pain-free recovery in the U.S. for rhinoplasties. Dr. Kassir also fixes many "botched" rhinoplasties, which is why it's important to book by experience and not price to ensure that a second procedure will not have to be done.

What Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?

The average cost of a rhinoplasty can range from upward from $10,500, depending on what needs to be done and the level of work involved. Many of our patients can find out if our credit providers cover the procedure during the consult. Our cosmetic coordinator will apply with you (this does not affect your credit score); and see what will be covered. We offer payment periods ranging from 6-24 months for our patients. Typically, a range of credit scores are accepted so we suggest booking a consult to see if the remaining amount of the procedure can be covered. Having a summer job or saving for the procedure is also an option. Having more than one procedure done will provide additional savings and reduce the need for multiple OR/anesthesia fees.

Rhinoplasty in New Jersey: Questions & Answers

Does a rhinoplasty drastically change the face?

Generally speaking, it is unlikely for people around a potential patient to pay attention to the nose unless there is a defect there, instead focusing mainly on the cheeks, lips and eyes. With that said, rhinoplasties do not alter nasal structure in a way that substitutes one nose for another, but rather modify the existing nasal structure to conform with the patient’s needs (elevation of the tip, slimming of the nostrils, etc.).

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