Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty in New York is extremely personal. If you feel that the appearance of your nose is affecting your confidence, social life, or success in your profession, you are probably a candidate to undergo surgery to reshape your nose, or improve breathing function, or both. Learn more below in our Table of Candidacy.
What is the cost of Rhinoplasty in NYC?
As rhinoplasty is a custom surgery, based upon the patient’s unique condition, the cost varies, but is typically in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. With rhinoplasty, you get what you pay for, so deal shopping is not advised – you risk requiring a revision rhinoplasty if your nose job is botched. Your goal should be to find the most qualified and experienced surgeon in your area, above all.
Why choose Dr. Kwak?
Dr. Edward Kwak is among New York’s finest nose surgeons and has an impressive background. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, much awarded throughout his career, he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, educating surgeons on advanced cosmetic surgeries at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In Manhattan, he is recognized as among the most talented nose surgeons practicing in the area, respected by his peers and patients alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q?: Will I Be In Severe Pain After a Nose Job?
Most patients are pleased that recovery turns out to be less painful than they expected, but may feel pressure, headache, and tenderness. The most unpleasant after effect is that the nose swelling restricts breathing and the nose feels “stuffy.”
Q?: Can I Blow My Nose After a Rhinoplasty?
Never blow your nose after a rhinoplasty, as this can damage the delicate work performed by your plastic surgeon, and result in complications. It is normal to experience some discharge, which can be addressed with gauze, but never blow.
Q?: Can I Get a Rhinoplasty if I am Pregnant and Expecting?
Pregnant mothers must wait until the child is born before undergoing rhinoplasty as there could be risks to the growing baby due to the administration of anesthesia or the stress of surgery.
Q?: When Can I Exercise After Undergoing a Rhinoplasty?
In the early stages of recovery, only very gentle exercise, such as light walks, should be performed. As your nose heals, you will be able to do more and more, but you must follow your surgeon’s orders before engaging in sports, vigorous exercise, running, or jogging.
Q?: How Much Will My Health Insurance Pay?
Health insurance does not pay for cosmetic changes to the nose but may pay some portion of surgery to resolve functional problems such as a crooked nose, deviated septum, or other physical issues that affect breathing and health.
Q?: When is the best time for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, can be performed when the nose has reached 90 percent of its growth. This growth phase usually occurs between the ages of 14 and 15 with girls, and at 15 years and older for boys.
Q?: How do I know what my nose will look like?
In your consultation, you can discuss the aspects of your nose you want to change and review patients with reshaped noses, so you know what to expect. Dr. Kwak is arguably among the finest nose surgeons practicing in New York. He takes all the time needed to plan and execute the surgery – no surprises.
Q?: Can I get rhinoplasty without scars?
A closed rhinoplasty uses incisions made within the nostrils so that the scars are not visible. In many cases, open rhinoplasty is required to achieve your desired results, but the scar is minimal and virtually invisible. Another scarless option is the use of dermal fillers to enhance nose shape subtly.
Q?: Can I get rhinoplasty with a nose piercing?
Yes, the piercing will not interfere with the procedure. After surgery, your nose is bandaged so you will be unable to replace your nose jewelry, and the hole may close during healing and can be re-pierced once you have fully recovered.
Q?: When can I shower after rhinoplasty?
You can shower or bathe the day after surgery, but you cannot get the splint, packing, or bandages wet. To wash your face, use a washcloth to avoid getting the dressings wet. You will be restricted from tubs or swimming for at least two weeks after surgery.