What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment that enhances the shape and size of the nose. It can help repair a functional or breathing issue in many patients. Our Boston, MA doctors have years of experience helping patients with delicate facial surgeries, especially rhinoplasty. Both of our doctors have a conservative approach, which helps create soft and natural results. Even though rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, patients usually see dramatic results. Cosmetic nose surgery at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is performed to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a misshapen nose, one that protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions as it should. Receive more information about cosmetic rhinoplasty by contacting DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to schedule your consultation.
What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can help improve facial aesthetics and breathing by:
Reducing the overall size of the nose
Reducing the nose tip
Reducing the bridge of the nose
Reshaping the nostrils
Improving the balance and harmony of the face
Correcting a deviated septum
Opening nasal passageways
Reducing snoring and sleep apnea
"Amazing experience with Dr. DeRosa and her team! I’m one day post mini facelift and already love the result!"- P.B. / Google / Jul 27, 2022
"I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. After searching for three months and seeing numerous other surgeons (including the last plastic surgeon who did my second rhinoplasty revision), I was convinced no one would take on my case and listen to my story the way I needed it to be heard, let alone agree for me to become their patient. I felt totally disheartened and lost! In comes the DeRosa Canter as my last and only hope. From the outset, Colleen (the admin) and Meg (who handles patient coordination) were incredibly friendly and welcoming on my first visit. Colleen in particular has been FANTASTIC about fielding multiple calls and questions from me before and post-op (thank you so much Colleen!). Meg is cheerful and explains the billing process very thoroughly, and always made me feel confident about my choice to work with the DeRosa Center. I was also able to get my preferred surgical date without incident, which meant a lot considering I am a stay-at-home mom with three kids under 9 years old! And what can I say about Dr. DeRosa - she is a DREAM. She is bubbly, attentive, smart, and such an incredible listener. She let me spend a half hour explaining my previous procedures, where I was unhappy with them, and how I wanted to move forward reconstructing my nose after my son had broken it during playtime over the summer. She MORE than met my expectations. She understood that this procedure was more than just fixing a broken nose, but giving to me the nose I had always wanted as a teenager, and I'm nearing 40 today. She showed me pictures of potential outcomes, and I was thrilled! I booked surgery that same day. The day of surgery I met Dr. DeRosa's husband, who also happens to be her anesthesiologist! He has a lovely calming presence that is especially essential right before surgery. It was a special twist to know that the practice was in essence “family run.” Post-op, the NP Nicole took off my cast and showed me my results, and I was stunned! My nose was perfectly straight again, without divots from being broken, and on top of that, was much smaller and looked SO appropriate for my face. I was THRILLED. I opted to also do some post-op Botox with Nicole right on the spot, which I must say was an added plus - she is a great listener and a very skilled technician. Botox isn’t something to play with, and she did a fantastic job. (Thanks Nicole! I can’t wait to come back!) Overall, I just can’t thank all of the DeRosa team enough for giving me my life back (really and truly). I've waited so long to see the face I've had in my mind’s eye become reality, and this group of people achieved it for me. I would recommend the DeRosa Center for ANYBODY, be it for a surgical procedure or even modest med spa tweaks. I love this group of people!!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much."- K.F. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
"Dr derosa fixed my broken nose from a terrible fall. Initially I was seen in the emergency room where the surgeon compromised other parts of my nose. When I said I noticed there were problems he took no responsibility. I went to dr derosa she knew exactly what I saw and repaired it. She has the kindest personality and her skills are nothing short of magical. She also accepts your phone calls and any. Concerns you may have. Very professional and one of the most compassionate doctors I ever met. But more importantly she is extremely skilled at what she does. I would never recommend a not good doctor. Trust me she is great!"- L.N. / Google / Dec 03, 2022
"Dr derosa fixed my broken nose from a terrible fall. Initially I was seen in the emergency room where the surgeon compromised other parts of my nose. When I said I noticed there were problems he took no responsibility. I went to dr derosa she knew exactly what I saw and repaired it. She has the kindest personality and her skills are nothing short of magical. She also accepts your phone calls and any. Concerns you may have. Very professional and one of the most compassionate doctors I ever met. But more importantly she is extremely skilled at what she does. I would never recommend a not good doctor. Trust me she is great! Also the staff and nurse are very helpful when I need questions answered I’m able to speak to dr derosa about valid concerns and or the nurse . The nurse is amazing very knowledgeable. She and dr deRosa communicate very well. It is all positive and professional as any surgeons office should be."- L.N. / Google / Dec 05, 2022
"I needed to have my entire nose restructured. I was very apprehensive about going to a location that was not “in” one of the major Boston hospitals. In the end, after many consults elsewhere and recommendations from top Boston MD’s, I decided to move ahead w Dr. DeRosa and have her do the procedure in her Newbury Street surgical center. The procedure went perfectly, I felt so at ease and the results are just perfection. She is beyond talented. I feel so lucky to have been her patient. I go to her office now too for all my facials- the best!"- E.S. / Google / Jan 27, 2023
Who is a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
As one of our top surgeries, both men and women can receive rhinoplasty. If you find yourself frustrated with the size and shape of your nose and you have specific features you wish to enhance or repair, rhinoplasty is usually a good solution. You should maintain realistic expectations because the surgery will alter your appearance. Also, we recommend making sure your facial growth and maturity is complete. During your consultation, we will address this aspect, especially for adolescents.
How does RHINOPLASTY surgery work?
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia and is in most cases an outpatient surgery. Rhinoplasty has varying surgical techniques, depending on your aesthetic goals and concerns. We perform rhinoplasty using either an open or closed technique. The objective during surgery is to reduce excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to build and increase cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. During the surgery, we reposition nasal features and drape the skin over the newly enhanced framework. We position stitches either on top of the nose or within the natural external crease.
what to expect after rhinoplasty surgery?
After your cosmetic nose surgery, we will monitor you closely in the recovery room and then release you to a friend or family member. For the first couple of days, you will have intense swelling, bruising, and discoloration around the nose and surrounding areas, like the eyes. Ice packs and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Within the first several days, we will schedule a post-operative appointment to assess your healing progress. Following rhinoplasty, it generally takes about 2 – 4 weeks to see reduced swelling, bruising, and discoloration. Within the recovery phase, patients should avoid strenuous activity.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, we will listen to your needs and goals, then create a custom treatment plan. After creating your plan, we can go over costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's better to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections on your nose, which can help you decide if you want to get rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, we will tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the appearance of the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with us, please discuss what nasal features you like and dislike. This will allow us to customize your treatment plan so you get the best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients consider combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. For dramatic results, we can discuss combining surgeries during your consultation. Once we understand your goals, we can help you decide what procedures to include in your custom plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help make your whole face appear more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
Feel great about your facial features
Rhinoplasty is a great option to help you feel more confident about your appearance. If you are displeased with the look of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure with great success rates. When reshaping your nose, we strive to provide conservative results to enhance your features and make them look more proportionate. Even small adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to get in touch with DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA and schedule a consultation.
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