Highlight Your Natural Beauty with Rhinoplasty
When it comes to successful rhinoplasty, Dr. Frederic Newman believes that complementing the patient's facial features is just as important as creating a beautiful nose. Dr. Newman is passionate about this procedure and has the advanced training and experience to help you achieve a rejuvenated appearance and boosted confidence. When Dr. Newman performs rhinoplasty at his Darien, CT, practice, he can address imperfections, correct breathing obstruction, or highlight your unique ethnic traits. The procedure is popular among both male and female patients, and Dr. Newman will work with you to help you tailor your expectations so that you are satisfied with the end result.
Why Undergo Rhinoplasty?
In addition to correcting a deviated septum or other physical issue, patients may seek rhinoplasty to:
- Widen or narrow the nostrils
- Remove a bump or depression on the bridge of the nose
- Refine the angle between the nose and upper lip
- Straighten a crooked nose
During a consultation, you can explain your specific cosmetic concerns and Dr. Newman can help determine whether you are a good rhinoplasty candidate. Dr. Newman takes special care to develop realistic expectations among patients and will only recommend rhinoplasty if it can truly meet your goals. Rather than using imaging software that can produce unrealistic expectations, Dr. Newman can present before-and-after photos of previous cases to help you gain a better understanding of what you can hope to achieve.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is performed in our private accredited surgical center under light general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. You will need to have a friend or loved one escort you to and from your appointment, since the effects of the anesthesia will take several hours to subside.
There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. Both offer unique benefits, but Dr. Newman performs closed rhinoplasty in nearly all primary cases. During closed surgery, small incisions are made within the nose to gain access to the nasal structures. This will allow the doctor to refine or build up the cartilage and other tissue.
To perform open nose surgery, a small incision is made across the columella, or thin strip of tissue that divides the nostrils. This allows the nasal skin to be elevated, providing greater visibility. Visible scarring after open rhinoplasty can be minimized, although the technique can lead to prolonged swelling. Dr. Newman may recommend an open technique during revision rhinoplasty, which is performed to correct a past procedure.
Once surgery is complete, Dr. Newman will close the incisions and apply bandages. You will be transferred to a recovery room and monitored for a short time before you are released. That evening, you can expect a follow-up call from Dr. Newman himself.
In some cases, patients can choose nose refinements using injectable fillers.
Dr. Newman takes special care to develop realistic expectations among patients, and will only recommend rhinoplasty if it can truly meet your goals.
Healing and Aftercare
After rhinoplasty, a hard splint will be placed outside the nose, and soft packing will be placed within. This will make breathing through your nose difficult for several days. These bandages will typically be removed within the next three days to one week during visits to our office. Dr. Newman will monitor your recovery during periodic check-ups over the upcoming weeks and months.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty
As a leading provider of rhinoplasty, Dr. Newman takes the utmost care to give patients completely natural-looking results. He will spend all the time necessary to listen to your concerns and make sure you are informed through every stage of treatment. To learn whether rhinoplasty is right for you, contact our practice online today or call (203) 987-6284. We also invite you to read our Rhinoplasty FAQ, which can help you become better acquainted with the procedure.
“Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me.” - Kim, Actual Patient