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.
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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?
Rhinoplasty costs vary by surgeon experience and geography. It can range from $10,000 to $17,000, depending on what is being done. Revision rhinoplasties are on the higher end. Some insurances cover the functional parts of the surgeries (straightening a crooked septum, opening up sinus pathways, etc).
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
My nose is getting bigger. Will rhinoplasty help?
Nasal growth generally stops after a patient reaches his/her 20s. However, acne outbreaks and rubbing the nose due to allergies may thicken the nasal skin and changes in the underlying nasal bones and cartilage may cause drooping of the tip. In this case, rhinoplasty will help with the appearance of a patient’s nose.
Should I get a rhinoplasty during high school?
Generally, after ages 15-17 for women and 16-18 for men, rhinoplasty can be done. However, patients in high school should consider whether they are ready for any side-effects and complications from the surgery which could occur including swelling, bruising around the eyes, etc. If not, they could consider having it done before college.
Can I take Zyrtec-D prior to my rhinoplasty?
I would advise against it because of one of the ingredients in Zyrtec-D known as pseudoephedrine which is a stimulant that can increase blood pressure and heart rate, thus creating a slightly increased risk of bleeding during and post-surgery. Contacting your surgeon and the anesthesia department of the hospital where you will be having this procedure done is the best option here.
How can I augment the philtrum and the radix?
I would generally recommend filling out these areas via the transfer of septal or ear cartilage.
How long does tip hardness last?
Surgeons generally advise their patients to count on ¾ of the swelling post-op to dissipate within 3-4 weeks post-op and then for the rest of the swelling to disappear within the course of a year post-op.
Why is my columella so swollen after surgery and will it get better?
The tip/columella area is a primary surgical site during a rhinoplasty and will take longer to heal in terms of swelling than other areas of the nose. The swelling will tend to gradually dissipate over the course of a year, but should be generally resolved within 6 months.