The Right Doctor Makes a Difference. If you are looking for a rhinoplasty, Philadelphia and New Jersey board-certified surgeon facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr Daniel Becker is a leader in the field who provides beautiful, natural looking results. Dr Becker has been recognized as an international leader in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty for years. Contact him today.
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. Also, known as a “nose job,” it is a very popular procedure that can significantly improve a patient’s appearance and self-confidence. A nose that is out of proportion to the rest of the face can detract from your overall appearance. Over 300,000 Americans undergo this operation each year! It is no surprise that one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures for men and women of all ages is rhinoplasty, New Jersey rhinoplasty, and Philadelphia rhinoplasty.
Most rhinoplasty patients know what they do not like about their nose. Your desires combined with Dr Becker’s judgment and experience are the important factors in deciding upon the specific goal for your surgery. Common requests include making a nose smaller, reducing the bridge of the nose, narrowing the nose, making changes to the nasal tip, lifting a droopy nose, revising a previous rhinoplasty and others.
If you do not like the way your nose looks, then you should consider a consultation with Dr Becker, who will listen to your individual goals and can discuss the options for you. Dr Becker can create a more contoured and shapely nose that looks completely natural. Dr Becker provides excellent patient recovery care.
Patients are frequently referred to Dr Becker because of prior disappointing outcomes. New Jersey and Philadelphia revision rhinoplasty can be a more complicated procedure, so it is especially important that you seek a dedicated specialist for this kind of problem.
Dr Becker sees patients from all over the country and especially from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey region. A significant number of patients also come from New York, Washington DC, and surrounding areas. Patients searching for a skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon have told Dr Becker that they found him by searching the Internet using terms such as nose job, nose job NJ, nose job Philadelphia, rhinoplasty NJ, rhinoplasty Philadelphia, rhinoplasty New Jersey, rhinoplasty NJ, and others.
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Some Details About Your Surgery
Your rhinoplasty procedure with Dr Becker will be performed under general anesthesia. Dr Becker will reshape your nose to create the shape you desire. The recovery process following your procedure is accelerated with our customizable swelling-reduction kit.
Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a good operation for physically healthy men and women interested in improving the appearance of their nose. Patients who experience a difficult time breathing may also consider rhinoplasty to reshape portions of the nasal anatomy for better overall breathing. Rhinoplasty should not be performed on children.
How old must someone be to have a rhinoplasty?
In general, most rhinoplasty surgeons prefer to wait until an individual has completed his or her growth spurt. This means age 16 for girls, and a little later for boys. Rhinoplasty in the 20’s, 30’s, 40s and 50s is common. Perhaps the oldest patients for whom Dr Becker has performed a rhinoplasty has been for an occasional patient in their 70s.
Where is rhinoplasty performed?
Dr Becker performs rhinoplasty in an outpatient surgical center. Patients return home hours after the procedure is performed.
What type of anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty?
To maximize safety, Dr. Becker performs all rhinoplasty procedures using general anesthesia.
How long does the surgery take?
A typical surgery for Dr Becker averages approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours to perform.
What is the difference between an “open” and “closed” rhinoplasty?
A closed rhinoplasty is performed with all incisions inside the nostrils. An open rhinoplasty involves a small incision on the skin between the nostrils, on the under surface of the nose. Dr Becker performs both open and closed rhinoplasty and will explain which he feels is best for you.
Is rhinoplasty a painful procedure?
Patients will often describe moderate discomfort over the first 1-2 days. This discomfort is easily controlled with an appropriate medication regimen. Patients can usually transition to Tylenol/acetaminophen therapy after 2 days.
What is recovery like after rhinoplasty?
Swelling and bruising, when they occur, usually resolve within 7-10 day after rhinoplasty by Dr Becker. Patients usually feel most comfortable in bed for the first day after surgery and feel progressively better each day afterward.
What will I look like immediately after surgery?
A small splint is placed on the nose immediately at the end surgery and remains for 4-5 days, when the splint is removed. Cold compresses and an anti-swelling kit greatly help in recovery.
Is nasal packing necessary after rhinoplasty?
Dr Becker does not use nasal packing for rhinoplasty.
How much time off from work or school should I plan for?
Patients may typically return to work or school after 1 week.
How soon can I exercise after rhinoplasty?
We recommend refraining from exercise for 2 weeks. Patients can return to full activity after 6 weeks. Gradual return to activity occurs at the pace tolerated by the individual patient during the period from 2-6 weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for six weeks.
When will I be able to go out in public?
Most of Dr Becker’s patients feel comfortable going out in public after 7 to 10 days.
When are stitches removed after rhinoplasty?
Dr Becker used absorbable stitches for rhinoplasty, so no stitch removal is necessary.
What can be done if I don’t like the results from my rhinoplasty?
After sufficient time for post-operative swelling to take its course (usually about 9-12 months), revision rhinoplasty procedures can usually be performed.
Does insurance ever cover the cost of rhinoplasty?
When rhinoplasty is performed as a cosmetic procedure only, insurance companies do not cover any of the cost. When there is nasal obstruction or some other associated functional problem that is to be addressed at the time of surgery, the portion of surgery related to the functional problem may be covered by your insurance company.
Is there a difference between a “nose job” and rhinoplasty?
No. When they talk about a “nose job,” Philadelphia and New Jersey patients are just using another word for rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nasal surgery.
What is the best way to get more information about rhinoplasty?
An office consultation is the best way to get more information. We will introduce you to computer imaging at that time, which is a wonderful tool to communicate the goals of surgery.
Will the surgery affect my breathing?
Yes, if anything it should improve it! Of course, you should expect your nose to be stuffy after the surgery but after several weeks improvement should be noticeable, particularly if you had significant nasal blockage before your surgery.
Will I need to have more surgery on my nose?
The individual goals of nasal surgery can usually be obtained in one surgery. There are times when a “touch up” procedure needs to be performed. These situations may require a revision procedure. Sometimes injection of fillers into the nose can be used to correct minor contour abnormalities. Dr Becker never charges another surgeon’s fee for a revision of his own work.
What are the risks?
There are risks with any surgical procedure; fortunately, in Dr Becker’s practice significant complications are not common. Surgical risks, and ways to reduce or avoid risks, will be discussed during your consultation with Dr Becker.