What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. If you’re unhappy with the size, shape, or structure of your nose, you may consider a rhinoplasty to restore harmony and balance to your face. Dr. Boustany specializes in advanced rhinoplasty in Boston to address your individual concerns and bring optimal symmetry and harmony to your facial features.

patient after rhinoplasty in boston

What Does Rhinoplasty correct?

  • Crooked nose
  • Rounded or bulbous nose tip
  • Dorsal hump on the nose bridge
  • Hanging nose tip
  • Overly large nose
  • Overly wide nostrils
  • Overly wide or narrow nose bridge
  • Flat nose bridge

Do you have trouble breathing?

A nose job isn’t performed for purely cosmetic reasons — it can also be performed for functional reasons. If you have trouble breathing from one or both of your nostrils, you may need to undergo “septoplasty,” a specialized surgical technique that corrects a deviated nasal septum, i.e., the partition between the two nostrils. This procedure helps you breathe comfortably from both nostrils, which can treat snoring, help you sleep deeply, and improve your quality of life.

patient after rhinoplasty in boston
patient after rhinoplasty in boston

Are you unhappy with the results of your primary rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex surgical procedures, involving a high risk of undesired aesthetic or functional results. If your plastic surgeon fails to use the most advanced techniques to perform your nose job, you may have a collapsed bridge, breathing problems, an excessively pinched look, or an asymmetrical nose. In these cases, Dr. Boustany provides a personalized revision rhinoplasty in Boston to correct the problems and help you achieve the originally desired results.

Am I a suitable candidate for a rhinoplasty?

You’re the ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty if you feel self-conscious about the size, shape, symmetry, structure, or position of your nose. Patients generally opt for a rhinoplasty to address concerns such as an overly large nose, a hanging nose tip, wide nostrils, or a bulbous nose tip. Whatever your concerns might be, Dr. Boustany listens to you, examines your nose, reviews your medical history, and determines if you’re the ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is one of the world’s most complex facial surgeries, so you must rely on surgeons with specialized training in facial surgeries and rhinoplasties. The nose structure is incredibly complex, so the surgeon must use advanced surgical techniques and extreme precision to ensure the reconstructed nose is well-supported and aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon with a stellar track record with rhinoplasties.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Your rhinoplasty in Boston will be performed at our premier Boston hospital under the specialized care of Harvard-affiliated healthcare professionals. The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, so you’ll be awake, but you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. Depending on your unique conditions and the treatment plan, the surgery may last for two hours or more.

Rhinoplasty can be performed using two techniques — closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty, generally recommended for nasal bridge modifications, involves incisions made inside the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty involves making incisions at the columella, the tissue between the nostrils, to make advanced adjustments to the underlying bone and cartilage. After the adjustments are made, the incisions will be closed, and you’ll receive a nasal splint.

Dr. Boustany’s personalized approach to rhinoplasty

Dr. Boustany takes a personalized approach to rhinoplasty, modifying and curating the treatment plan according to your unique conditions and anatomy. This allows her to ensure optimally safe and natural results with minimal downtime, so you don’t need a revision rhinoplasty later. Her specialized Boston rhinoplasty techniques preserve important anatomical structures to minimize the recovery period and ensure long-lasting and safe results.

patient after rhinoplasty in boston
patient after rhinoplasty in boston

What is recovery from rhinoplasty like?

You will wake up in the recovery suite of our premier Boston hospital after the procedure. Your nose will be bandaged, and a nasal splint will be attached to ensure optimal recovery. After a few hours of monitoring, you can return home under an adult’s care. You’ll experience some swelling and bruising for a few days, and your nose will feel congested.

You must keep your head elevated for the first few days, even when you’re sleeping. You should also avoid lifting heavy objects and follow Dr. Boustany’s recovery guidelines accurately. She’ll prescribe medications to reduce discomfort, prevent infections, and ensure a smooth recovery. You can start walking in a day or two and resume work and school in a week.

Why choose Dr. Boustany for Your Boston Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She’s a compassionate and empathetic surgeon, and she believes your surgery and recovery should be physically and emotionally comfortable. Furthermore, her personalized approach ensures safe, optimal, and natural-looking results aligned with your anatomy and expectations. Schedule a consultation to learn more about this procedure or to see if rhinoplasty in Boston is right for you.

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