Rhinoplasty NJ or nose job NJ: Dr. Kassir is a rhinoplasty surgeon in NJ and a leading rhinoplasty expert. Find rhinoplasty answers and see results from one of the best reviewed rhinoplasty surgeons in NJ.
— Hispanic Rhinoplasty Patient, 2014, July 25, 2014
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What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nasal surgery, improves the shape and size of the nose. The procedure can remove a hump, change the shape of the nasal tip, and straighten the nose. The size and shape of the nostrils can be changed. The goal of rhinoplasty is often to achieve better harmony between the nose and the other facial features. Dr. Kassir is a triple board certified surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries for his patients and is considered to be one of the best Rhinoplasty surgeons in New Jersey.
Rhinoplasty has become one of the most popular facial plastic surgical procedures in recent years as more and more people seek to change the appearance of their noses. Many are unhappy with the nose they were born with while others have had the shape of the nose distorted from an injury. Disorders of nasal breathing and sinusitis often complicate the situation. A range of techniques are used to fully address the desired change in appearance as well as to improve nasal breathing and correct chronic sinus infections. Sinus surgery, if indicated, is done with endoscopes to avoid any visible incisions.
Rhinoplasty may be performed under general or sedation anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Most health insurance plans still provide some coverage for functional nasal surgery and sinus surgery.
Good Candidates For Rhinoplasty
Are you thinking about having a rhinoplasty surgery? Healthy teenagers and adults who wish to have an improvement in their nasal appearance are good candidates for the rhinoplasty procedure. The decision about having the rhinoplasty operation is a very important and personal one. You should first consult with Dr. Kassir at his surgical clinic in the Wayne, NJ, or Ridgewood NJ office before deciding on the operation. For most patients that undergo this nose job procedure, the results are life changing. Patients describe an increase in confidence and boost in self-esteem. The ideal NJ candidates for rhinoplasty are:
- You are unhappy with the size and/or shape of your nose.
- You have breathing problems limited to your nose.
- You suffered an injury that has altered the look of your nose.
- You have breathing problems.
- You are over the age of thirteen.
- You have good physical and emotional health.
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost in NJ?
Prices for Rhinoplasty can range from $15,000 to $35,000 depending on:
- The type of rhinoplasty (primary or revision) - since revision rhinoplasties are more difficult they tend to cost more than primary surgeries
- The experience of the surgeon
- The location of the surgical facility where procedure is performed
- What work needs to be done on the nose - especially whether grafts (rib cartilage) need to be used.
Depending on the patient's insurance, functional components (septum, sinuses etc) may be covered.
As you make a decision to proceed with Rhinoplasty keep in mind 3 things: this is your face, so you should never compromise on quality! Is your surgeon experienced and do they have a proven record of creating beautiful noses? Lastly, do you have any breathing or sinus issues? It doesn't make sense to have a great looking nose that doesn't function properly.
Does Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?
Insurance may cover some of the functional aspects of rhinoplasty. In other words, those procedures that improve breathing:
- 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).
Different Kinds of Rhinoplasty Procedures
Dr. Kassir performs many different kinds of rhinoplasty procedures in NJ, including:
What to Bring to Your Rhinoplasty Consult
- Your desired surgery date
- A list of the vitamins, medications, and ointments you use
- Any medical history, your insurance card (to check for partial coverage), and any reported breathing issues
- Your own edited photo (any angle you want changed)
- A portfolio of reference photos and goals that Dr. Kassir can use to craft your digitally edited image
- Knowledge of Your Financing Options (Private, Care Credit, Alphaeon, Credit Care, or a Combination)
- Excitement! A new nose can change your life. You make look younger, cuter, happier, and even less tired with the nose that was meant for you. This is exciting and we want you to be just as excited as we are.
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Rhinoplasty Questions & Answers
Are there any recommended vitamins to take pre- and post- surgery?
Often, the question which patients must come to terms with during these times is actually which vitamins to AVOID. Vitamin E is known to cause unnecessary post-rhinoplasty bleeding and should be avoided in the week after surgery. Certain vitamins can help, including Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as certain herbs like Bromelin and Arnica which can reduce swelling.
When is swelling going to be the worst post-rhinoplasty?
The worst swelling after a rhinoplasty occurs at around 2-3 days post-rhinoplasty, after which the swelling gradually subsides after a year or so.
If my septal cartilage is harvested, how is it replaced?
Generally, in the hands of a good surgeon, cartilage which is harvested from the septum will NOT require replacement as the surgeon will leave a large piece of cartilage there to maintain support of the nasal tip. If more cartilage needs to be harvested for grafting, it will be taken from the ear and the rib.
What are some alternatives to surgery?
Although strategies for nasal beautification are not as effective or long-term as a full rhinoplasty, they can be good short-term fixes. The main alternative to surgery is the use of fillers like Restylane or Radiesse which camouflage defects by filling in areas around the site of defect. But, these must be used judiciously because, otherwise, the patient risks having too much filling in areas where it is not necessary.
How to choose your Rhinoplasty surgeon
You should inquire about the following when choosing a surgeon: 1. Credentials: Is he a Board Certified Facial & Plastic surgeon? Is he aslo an ENT? How long has he been in practice? First and foremost you need someone who is well trained. 2. Gallery of Work: When you see their before and after gallery does it impress you? There are no guarantees, but the past is a great predictor of the future. You should consider whether the surgeon has experience with your ethnic type. 3. Simulated results: Computer technology allows the surgeon to virtually adjust your nose. This will show you the philosophy that shapes the surgeons style. Pay attention to how your surgeon describes what he would like to do. 3. Reputation: What does their previous/current patients say? Read some reviews and testimonials about the surgeon and their work. 4. Talents: Is your surgeon artistically inclined ? You want a surgeon who can not only manage the technical aspect, but that they will give you the best looking nose possible.