NJ Rhinoplasty

New Jersey Rhinoplasty

The goal of cosmetic nasal surgery, or rhinoplasty, is to give your nose a natural, improved and un-operated appearance. When considering this surgery, patients often ask “will it be necessary to break my nose?” There is no one answer to this question that suits everybody. Everyone’s nose is different. Any decision as to whether this will be necessary can only be made when you have your evaluation. For some people it is not necessary while for others it is necessary to obtain the best result.

For patients with significant septal deviation, rhinoplasty can also be combined with septoplasty to help reduce symptoms of nasal airway obstruction. Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Using modern techniques, packing after surgery is usually not necessary, and there is usually only mild swelling and discomfort.

Recovery after rhinoplasty varies between individuals. After rhinoplasty it is possible to have some swelling and bruising around your eyes. The majority of our patients only develop mild swelling and bruising. However a small number of patients may develop more noticeable swelling and bruising. Cool compresses during the day time reduce swelling and bruising. We do not recommend using these when you are sleeping. Sleeping on two to three pillows often helps to reduce swelling.

If your surgery involves your nasal bones, you should not wear glasses for several weeks. Wearing classes can alter the appearance of your healing nasal bones.

Most patients have only mild discomfort after rhinoplasty surgery and do not require any medication containing narcotics for pain. If you do take any medication containing narcotics do not drive or perform any hazardous activities until this wears off. After the procedure it is also possible to have some residual sedative effects. Therefore you should not drive or perform hazardous activities until these effects have cleared.

How Can I Prepare For My Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Carniol suggests patients stop taking aspirin, NSAIDS – Advil, Motrin, Alleve, Naproxen, etc; vitamin E, or fish oil for 2 weeks before surgery. Alcohol  can also make people bleed or bruise more, so patients are advised to stop any alcohol a full week before surgery. Hydrating well during the days before surgery and enjoying a balanced diet can ease the recovery period.


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NJ Liquid Rhinoplasty

Many patients are interested in nonsurgical rhinoplasty or “liquid rhinoplasty.” This procedure uses dermal fillers to improve the appearance of the nose. Filler can be used to give the tip a more lifted appearance or decrease the appearance of the bump. Not all patients are candidates for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, so it is important for you to discuss your nose goals with Dr. Carniol thoroughly during your consultation.

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Call today 908-598-1400 to make your rhinoplasty appointment or use our online form request a consultation.

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