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?
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
Do I need to pack the nose following rhinoplasty?
Generally, the nasal packing (gauze which would line the inner nostrils) which doctors would often use post-rhinoplasty has been replaced with internal splints that prevent the formation of scars and septal hematoma. This is also supplemented by an external splint which puts more pressure on the skin and guides it into place on top of the underlying cartilage and muscle tissue.
What is an I-implant versus an L-implant?
An L-implant shapes the columella area (bottom of the nose) and the dorsum area, while the I-implant only shapes the dorsum area. Patients may want to reconsider getting these silicone implants, however, and may want to instead opt for natural cartilage from the septum or the ear.
What should I do if I get an infection post-rhinoplasty?
Serious infections following a rhinoplasty are exceedingly rare. However, when they occur, they are very easily treated like any other infection, with antibiotics and careful monitoring by the surgeon.
Can a minor nose bump be fixed via filing?
Yes. However, patients must evaluate whether the nose bump is as minor as they believe. Larger nose bumps cannot be simply filed away because it leaves a hole in the nose called an open roof deformity which can lead to a disastrous appearance that can only be resolved with a purposeful breaking of the bone (osteotomy) to push the bones inward and fill that gap.
Are African American rhinoplasties more difficult/impossible to perform?
Although it can be difficult to perform a rhinoplasty on African-American patients simply because of the tendency for surgeons to modify the nose to Caucasian standards (make it overly thin, etc). There are surgeons who have plenty of experience in ethnic rhinoplasties such as this, so African-American patients are better off consulting with these surgeons.
Can I get a rhinoplasty at age 14?
As I addressed in another query, it is recommended that patients wait until their nose is fully developed before choosing to go ahead with rhinoplasty. Timing for a rhinoplasty after ages 15-17 for women and 16-18 for men is the ideal.