Highlight Your Natural Beauty with Rhinoplasty
When it comes to successful rhinoplasty, complementing the patient's facial features is just as important as creating a beautiful nose. Dr. Fredric Newman is passionate about this procedure, and has the advanced training and experience to help you achieve an enhanced appearance and boosted confidence. Rhinoplasty performed at his Darien, CT, practice can address imperfections, correct breathing obstruction, or highlight your unique ethnic traits.
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 with Dr. Newman, you can explain your specific concerns and learn whether you are a candidate for the procedure. 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, Dr. Newman will 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. Although visible scarring after open rhinoplasty can be minimized, 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 opt for a non-surgical rhinoplasty 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 over 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 leader in the field of rhinoplasty, Dr. Newman takes the utmost care to provide patients with 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 today and schedule a consultation.
“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