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Rhinoplasty in Hartford, CT

Refined Harmony

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a cosmetic procedure that offers both aesthetic and functional benefits for patients whose nasal contours are affecting their overall well-being. Just as no two faces are exactly alike, each rhinoplasty procedure is designed according to the patient’s unique needs and anatomy. When performed by a skilled and reputable surgeon, this procedure has the power to restore or increase air flow, refine nasal contours, and enhance facial harmony and proportions. Explore how rhinoplasty can help you live in optimal health and wellness.

Rhinoplasty with Dr. Fredric Newman

Hartford County rhinoplasty expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Newman offers exquisitely natural results, combining advanced techniques with decades of experience. Dr. Newman’s personalized, compassionate, and wellness-focused approach helps patients achieve impeccably authentic results in optimal comfort and confidence.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty involves reshaping nasal contours for aesthetic or functional purposes. With meticulous attention to symmetry and facial anatomy, this procedure can address such concerns as an over-pronounced dorsal hump, an over-projecting nose, a bulbous or downturned nasal tip, or others related to the shape of the nose. Each patient’s cosmetic nose procedure is designed specifically for their individual needs. Dr. Newman offers a variety of techniques to ensure each patient receives optimally precise care.

Open Rhinoplasty

With open rhinoplasty Hartford plastic surgeon, Dr. Newman, makes an incision across the columella (the column of tissue between the nostrils) to access the inner structures of the nose. It is used in more complex cases, such as those that require more significant sculpting, the addition of cartilage, or enhanced visibility. For patients who are seeking modification to the nasal tip or septum correction, this procedure provides the access necessary to achieve optimal precision.

Closed Rhinoplasty

In closed rhinoplasty, the incision is made inside the nostril, avoiding any external incisions. Closed rhinoplasty is often used for dorsal hump reduction and straightening the nose. This technique offers no visible scarring and reduced swelling and recovery compared to the open procedure.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

For patients of ethnic descent, ethnic rhinoplasty is designed to reshape the nose while maintaining the beautiful ethnic quality and authenticity of your appearance. The procedure can involve an open or closed technique, with the distinction being careful attention to preserving Asian, Latino, or African nasal contours.

Revision Rhinoplasty

For patients who have had a previous rhinoplasty procedure, revision rhinoplasty is used to correct or enhance the results to improve the appearance or function of the nose. Revision rhinoplasty can also be performed as a closed or open procedure, depending on the unique needs of the patient.

Rhinoplasty Benefits

Rhinoplasty offers a broad range of benefits, often delivering a significant increase in the overall sense of well-being. Delivering such meaningful effects as enhanced confidence and better breathing, this procedure can be a truly transformative experience. It is completely customizable, allowing each patient to achieve seamless results that support your personal needs and naturally attractive appearance.

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Rhinoplasty Candidates

Candidates are patients who would like to refine the shape of their nose for cosmetic or health reasons. You should be in good overall health, with no conditions that may prevent you from undergoing surgery or recovering safely.

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Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, Dr. Newman will listen closely to your concerns as well as assess your facial anatomy and physical health to create an expertly personalized treatment plan. In the planning phase of your treatment, we will provide you with a detailed outline of how you can prepare for surgery and what to expect following your procedure. Throughout the course of your treatment, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a supportive and streamlined experience.

Your Rhinoplasty Procedure with Dr. Newman

This procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Once you are comfortable and ready for surgery, Dr. Newman will create an incision to access the bone and cartilage, meticulously sculpting them according to your treatment plan. Once the ideal shape and proportions have been created, Dr. Newman will close your incisions. This is an outpatient procedure, so you will need to arrange for a close friend or family member to drive you home after surgery. The procedure usually takes about two hours to perform, but it may require more or less time in some cases.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Immediately after your surgery, your nose will be placed in a splint. Rhinoplasty recovery is not especially painful, with many patients needing only over-the-counter pain relief for the first few days. Applying a cold compress for several minutes a few times a day can also reduce swelling and inflammation. It is important to rest for the first several days to support your body’s ability to heal. Depending on the extent of your procedure and the rate at which your body heals, mild to moderate swelling may last 4-6 weeks.

Some patients may notice minor swelling for several months, but this will not be noticeable to others. While the most significant healing takes place in the first couple of months, it can take time for cartilage to fully settle. During this period, you will need to protect your nose from any pressure or trauma that could jeopardize your results. Within three months to a year, you can expect your nose to be fully healed and free of swelling.

Why Dr. Newman?

Dr. Newman is a highly respected plastic surgeon Hartford area residents have long trusted who has been featured on numerous television outlets, authored several textbook chapters on plastic surgery, and served as the official surgeon of the New York Rangers hockey team for more than 15 years. Renowned for his deep empathy for his patients, you can feel confident that you have selected the right provider for your rhinoplasty.

Schedule Your Hartford Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Fredric Newman Today

Exquisitely natural facial harmony and enhanced well-being are within reach. Contact Frederic Newman, MD, FACS, to design your path to the best rhinoplasty results in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Rhinoplasty FAQs

Pain after rhinoplasty is generally minimal, with most patients needing no more than over-the-counter pain medication for a few days.

Rhinoplasty carries the same risks as other surgical procedures, including infection, reactions to anesthesia, and poor healing. You can reduce your risks with treatment by a board-certified plastic surgeon and by following all of your provider’s pre and post-surgery instructions.

The results of this procedure are permanent. You can maintain the quality of your results by supporting your body’s healing process and protecting it from future trauma.

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary depending on the geographic location, provider, and the extent of your procedure. This procedure usually falls within the range of $5,000-$10,000.

This procedure may be covered by your insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. For example, if airflow through your nose is restricted or if you have had complications caused by a nasal deformity, your procedure may be covered.

Fairfield County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman


Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999.

Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. We are here to help you get answers to your questions, plan appointments safely and securely, and eliminate wait times. Consultation over video chat and Skype are available. Schedule your consult today.

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