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
I have a weird smell in my nose post-rhinoplasty. Is it infected?
Although patients will experience mild crusting of blood and mucus post-rhinoplasty, it is rare for it to smell unusually bad unless it is infected. Please consult with your surgeon to evaluate your condition.
What happens to excess skin during a rhinoplasty?
Actually, skin is not removed during a rhinoplasty. When performing these surgeries, more skin is undermined than necessary for the area of surgery, so that it can redrape over the skin more evenly. In general, noses during rhinoplasties are not undermined enough where excess skin is a major concern.
Can I have fractured cartilage in spite of a negative X-ray?
Definitely. X-rays only show fractures in hard tissues such as bones and not soft connective tissue, like cartilage. Evaluation by a surgeon is probably the best avenue to determine whether cartilage is indeed fractured.
When can I swim post-rhinoplasty?
It is acceptable for patients to go back in the pool after a month or so post-rhinoplasty, but take care not to bump your nose on anything. I would, however, postpone swimming in the ocean to 8 weeks because of the risks of a bleeding nose and the subsequent problems which could occur with sharks and other wildlife.
What is the best way to fix Pollybeak deformity?
A pollybeak deformity (the name given to supra-tip fullness in a patient) can be corrected often by removing some septal cartilage and reinforcing the tip of the nose --- which tends to drop --- via the placement of a cartilage graft. Steroid injections may also help as the deformity may be the result of excess scar tissue.
Can I use any herbs or creams to cause cartilage regrowth? My surgeon may have removed too much cartilage.
Unfortunately, a cartilage graft is just about the only thing that can add cartilage to a depleted area.