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
"When I was 18 years old I broke my nose. I never did anything about it at the time Because it never really look that bad. As I got older it started looking worse to me my bridge looked really flat and it seem like the bones were wider possibly just the aging process. When I really noticed was in pictures and it really bothered me and I was constantly trying to contour my nose to make it look narrow. Most people didn't even notice but it really bothered me. I finally decided to get an opinion on what it would entail to fix it. I went to three different plastic surgeons. I finally decided on Jaime DeRosa at the Derosa clinic in Boston. Right away after consulting with her I knew she was the right surgeon. She has such an amazing personality and she is a double certified facial plastic surgeon. I just knew I was in good hands. I had the procedure done yesterday and I am feeling great today I was even able to walk the dogs early this morning at 6:30 AM. Her husband is the anesthesiologist and they both made me feel so relaxed and comfortable before and after the procedure. I couldn't have asked for a better pair!"- NC / Other / Apr 02, 2021
"I had the most amazing experience with dr derosa for my rhinoplasty. She is the nicest, most caring doctor I have ever met! Everything was seamless, no issues and the surgery went great. My nose fits my face perfectly and I still look just like me! I am only a month out and love my results. I cannot recommend her enough!"- C.B. / Google / May 14, 2021
"I went to see Dr Derosa at the end of August for a rhinoplasty consult. I’ve ALWAYS hated my nose (large hump, bulbous tip, asymmetrical line in my tip and overall my nose was crooked and veered towards the right side of my face). She was the 5th doctor I had a consult with. When I left her office, I knew she was going to be my surgeon. She has the ability to make you feel 100% comfortable and knew exactly what I was looking for. I had my surgery at the end of September - I’m one month out from my surgery and couldn’t be happier. Her husband is also the anesthesiologist and comes from Mass Eye & Ear to her office to do the anesthesia for her patients. Recovery was a breeze! I experienced little to no pain- honestly it was more uncomfortable than painful (like a bad head cold). I encouraged some friends and even coworkers to book a consult with her! If you’re looking to get a rhinoplasty, I would highly recommend meeting with Dr Derosa. I’ve included a picture of the photo she took during my consult, a picture right after my cast was removed, and a side profile picture from a couple weeks after surgery."- J.D. / Google / Nov 05, 2021
"I went to see Dr Derosa at the end of August for a rhinoplasty consult. I’ve ALWAYS hated my nose (large hump, bulbous tip, asymmetrical line in my tip and overall my nose was crooked and veered towards the right side of my face). She was the 5th doctor I had a consult with. When I left her office, I knew she was going to be my surgeon. She has the ability to make you feel 100% comfortable and knew exactly what I was looking for. I had my surgery at the end of September - I’m one month out from my surgery and couldn’t be happier. Her husband is also the anesthesiologist and comes from Mass Eye & Ear to her office to do the anesthesia for her patients. Recovery was a breeze! I experienced little to no pain- honestly it was more uncomfortable than painful (like a bad head cold). I encouraged some friends and even coworkers to book a consult with her! If you’re looking to get a rhinoplasty, I would highly recommend meeting with Dr Derosa. I’ve included a picture of the photo she took during my consult, a picture right after my cast was removed, and a side profile picture from a couple weeks after surgery."- J.D. / Google / Nov 19, 2021
"I love coming for all my appointments, the staff is always friendly and nurse Nicole makes me feel like I’m her only client of the day. She takes her time explaining everything and prepping me. It’s such a clean and beautiful office, it’s like a mini vaca when I get to Derosa!"- C.H. / Google / Mar 07, 2022
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.
Is Rhinoplasty right For me?
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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