The shape and size of the nose is a key component to the balance and harmony of the facial features. When the nose seems too small, too large, overpowering, misshapen or wide, it can be distracting. Rhinoplasty, or the “nose job,” has been one of the top facial plastic surgeries requested for decades. Dr. Gary Linkov uses his exceptional skill and artistry to create beautiful nose transformations at our clinic in Manhattan.
Dr. Linkov is an Ivy League educated facial plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation for creating stunning results for his patients. Rhinoplasty, in particular, is one of his areas of expertise. Due to the central location of the nose, the shape impacts the overall appearance of the face. Dr. Linkov spends the time with his patients to discuss the best options to create the look they desire through rhinoplasty and other cosmetic procedures.
Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures
Rhinoplasty is a category of plastic surgery involving alterations to the nose. While cosmetic changes are often associated with rhinoplasty, functional improvements can also be made. Nose surgery for aesthetic and functional changes is complex. It is vital that both the form and function are considered. Due to the limited amount of cartilage in the nose structure, too many procedures can cause complications or weakening of the nasal passages. For those that want both functional and cosmetic alterations, it is best to perform both types of rhinoplasty at one time.
There are many types of rhinoplasty procedures to reshape and improve nasal function. Some that Dr. Linkov performs at our clinic include:
- Alar base or nostril reduction
- Size reduction or enlargement
- Asian or ethnic rhinoplasty
- Nasal tip reshaping
- Nasal valve repair
- Nasal obstruction removal
- Reshaping nasal bridge – hump removal, straightening
Rhinoplasty can address several issues at once. Breathing or sinus issues are improved with septoplasty, or deviated septum repair, during a cosmetic transformation. When performed by a talented surgical artist like Dr. Linkov, the results are beautiful and improve health for the patient.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Cosmetic Nose Job?
Changing the appearance of your nose is a major decision. When done with artistry, it can create balance in the facial features and help you feel more confident in your appearance. Candidates for rhinoplasty are in good health and non-smokers who want to look their best. Adults and teens whose nose has matured (usually around age 16) may benefit from cosmetic nose reshaping when it is carefully performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon.
Complete reshaping of the nose is usually performed under twilight or general anesthesia. Some simpler procedures, like nostril reduction, can be performed with only local anesthesia. The recovery time depends on the extent of the rhinoplasty. More complicated surgeries require two to three weeks of recovery while the swelling and bruising subside. Dr. Linkov goes over all the details of what to expect during his consultations and pre-operative visits with potential rhinoplasty patients.
Rhinoplasty has helped many men and women feel more confident in their appearance and have better respiratory health. If you are interested in rhinoplasty, Dr. Linkov is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in NYC and has succeeded in creating incredible results for his patients. View the before and after photos of some of his happy nose job patients. See the amazing difference rhinoplasty can have on the balance and beauty of the face.
If you are ready to explore the opportunity to change the appearance of your nose through rhinoplasty, contact City Facial Plastics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Schedule your first consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss if rhinoplasty is the right option to improve your appearance and confidence.