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Rhinoplasty and Nose Jobs in New York

Your nose: is it too large, too small, too flat, and too pointed? Is it crooked? Do you have trouble breathing from one or both nostrils? If so, you are in good company. Many people feel their nose detracts from their whole face, taking away from the natural beauty of their eyes, hair, or other facial features. That’s why they choose to get a rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a "nose job," can change the shape of the whole nose or of just a small part, making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of the face. Top rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Miller in Manhattan New York, is skilled in making these changes during a nose job while preserving, or if need be enhancing, the function of the nose so that breathing is free and comfortable.

Careful and extensive preoperative discussions and planning will take place before your nose surgery. We will consider the prominence of your cheeks, your jawline, your skin thickness and quality, and the overall dimensions of your nose before advising you of how not only to achieve the changes you want but also to achieve overall harmony of all your facial features. New York's top facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Miller, can perform a rhinoplasty on your current nose that detract from your overall facial aesthetics.

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If breathing through your nose is a problem, Dr. Miller will conduct a detailed examination and advise you as to how this can be improved with rhinoplasty surgery. Sometimes, special tests to measure your degree of obstruction or to evaluate your sinuses may be required. If you suffer from sinus problems, these can be improved at the same time as nasal surgery during your nose job.

New York's Top Rhinoplasty Surgeon - Dr. Philip Miller

rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Philip Miller in New York

Although nasal surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons, it is considered one of the most complex operations. This complexity means selecting an experienced surgeon is essential. Ideally, you will want to partner with a physician who is performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgeries across a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds.

Dr. Philip Miller is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon operating out of New York, NY. He is double-board certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery along with head and neck surgery. He has over 20 years of experience within the facial plastic surgery industry and has performed over 5,000 successful surgeries, and he takes pride in blending art and science together to create beautiful results for his patients.

What Makes an Attractive Nose and Face?

Answering this question means thinking about how the nose harmonizes and influences the rest of the face. A face that is perceived as beautiful or handsome has harmony. All the pieces fit together, and nothing looks out of place. The two sides of the face are symmetrical, balanced, and the nose is straight. Having said this, do make note of the following: There is no aesthetic pinnacle, only an aesthetic plateau. People can generally agree on what looks unattractive but will have slight preferential differences in determining what looks best—and that is OK. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure performed on the nose for either cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Rhinoplasty can improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose by reshaping, reducing, augmenting the tissue, removing a hump, or adjusting the angle between the nose and the mouth. On the other hand, rhinoplasty can also improve the functionality of the nose by correcting any injuries or birth defects that might make it difficult for the patient to breath. Learn more about rhinoplasty by reading Dr. Miller's rhinoplasty booklet.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

There are various reasons why rhinoplasty is one of the top-performed plastic surgery procedures today. Men and women looking for cosmetic enhancement might choose rhinoplasty if they are concerned about one or more of the following:

    • Nose Reduction: A large nose can overpower your other facial features, while a small nose can make your other features look too prominent. Size correction brings all the features into balance, creating a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance. 
    • Alar Tip: Whether your tip is bulbous, drooping, or pinched, these issues can detract from the overall beauty of the face. Tip refinement is a common reason Dr. Miller performs rhinoplasty, whether it is a single concern or combined with other types of correction. Tips can be reshaped, resized, and rotated to create the best possible result. 
    • Nasal Dorsal Humps: A hump or bump on the dorsal bridge affects your profile and your confidence. These dorsal humps can make the nose look bigger than it is and even affect the nasal tip. Trimming away a dorsal hump can dramatically improve the look of the nose. 
    • Wide Nostrils: Even the size and shape of the nostrils can impact the look of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also make adjustments here to create better proportion between the bridge and base of the nose. In some cases, surgery that focuses solely on the nostrils (alarplasty) is all that is needed to achieve the desired effect. 
    • Pollybeak Deformity: A pollybeak deformity is a type of deformity where the tip of the nose has a drooping downward curve. This combined with a large supratip at the bridge of the nose creates a similar appearance to that of the beak of a bird, hence the name pollybeak deformity. However, with the expertise of a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon, this can be fixed through a well performed nose surgery.
    • Saddlenose Deformity: A saddlenose deformity is a nasal condition that is most noticeably characterized by a lack of height or depth at the nasal dorsal. Through a rhinoplasty, an expert surgeon such as Dr. Philip Miller can reshape the nose and reduce the amount of depression in the nose.
    • Hanging Columella: A hanging columella is characterized by the skin between the two nostrils hanging below the nose. There are varying degrees of how far the columella sags below the nostrils, but through a rhinoplasty, this can be treated by an expert facial plastic surgeon.
    • Asymmetrical Nose: Crooked noses, uneven nostrils, or other minor imperfections can have a significant effect on the overall appearance of the nose. In some cases, these asymmetries can also affect your nasal function. Both form and function can be addressed in a single procedure, boosting your confidence and helping you breathe more easily. before and after rhinoplasty patient in new york

One of the greatest benefits of rhinoplasty is that it is typically a one-and-done procedure. Once the surgery is completed and the nose has fully healed (which can take up to one full year), patients can enjoy the improvements to their nose over a lifetime. 

A nose job can also have a profound impact on the balance and harmony of the entire face. Through this single procedure, Dr. Miller can improve the profile, create proportion with all the facial features, and produce a central feature that blends in with the rest of the face rather than standing out. Patients typically experience a substantial boost to their self-confidence and their self-esteem with a well-performed rhinoplasty.

Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery in NYC?

female rhinoplasty patient in new yorkRhinoplasty is one of the most popular and best facial plastic surgery procedures as indicated in this study by the University of California Irvine, but not everyone is an appropriate candidate for a nose job in NYC. As with any elective surgery, patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improvement. If you are in good health and looking to improve the shape of your nose, you may very well be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty or a nose job. Some rhinoplasty patients seek a nose job to improve an inherited characteristic such as a bump on the nose or to address deformities or breathing complications related to a nasal fracture. If you are looking to improve a particular area of your nose, you can consider rhinoplasty in New York City.

When you decide to undergo rhinoplasty, this can also the time to highlight any breathing problems that bother you. Dr. Miller will comprehensively examine the nose to identify the problem and, if necessary, order additional tests to better understand the degree of obstruction. From the information collected, he will create a surgical plan that addresses both the form and function of the nose.

Diversity in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can be performed on patients of all ages and ethnicities. Dr. Miller brings both expertise and experience to the operating table for all of his patients:

Rhinoplasty for Teens

Teens and their parents should carefully weigh the benefits and risks of cosmetic rhinoplasty. Ultimately, if a parent and teen conclude rhinoplasty is the right option, it should wait until the nose has stopped growing and the skin is adequately thick for surgery. For most female patients, this means waiting to operate until they are at least 16 years of age. For male patients, that number jumps to 19. If the nose continues to grow after surgery, it can destroy the artificial proportions created by the rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty for Men

Any stigma attached to male rhinoplasty is long gone. Men want to change the look of their noses without fundamentally altering its masculine structure—a major difference between the cosmetic goals of men and women. Women tend to look for dramatic results, whereas men often have subtler, specific goals like removing a hump, softening a hooked tip, or narrowing nostril width.

Rhinoplasty for Asians

Asian patients tend to have shorter, flatter, wider noses with a somewhat bulbous or rounded tip, low bridge, and wide base. These patients often want to reduce flaring nostrils and have tip or bridge implants to make the nose appear taller with a more prominent profile. To keep the face in proportion with the enlarged nasal tip or bridge, chin implants may be recommended.

Rhinoplasty for Latinos

There are three distinct types of Hispanic rhinoplasty procedures:

  • Type I: A high bridge with a hump - the cartilage is shaved down, and the bone is rasped to remove the hump
  • Type II: An under-projected, dependent tip - the tip of the nose is raised and projected with supplemental cartilage
  • Type III: A shorter, flatter nose with a broad nasal base, thick skin, and a wide tip - the shape of the nose is refined by narrowing the base and raising the bridge

Rhinoplasty for African Americans

African Americans tend to have a wide, low bridge; a bulbous, under-projected tip; and a wide base. Patients with these features generally want to narrow and raise the bridge, define the tip, and narrow the base. African American noses fall into three groups based on ethnic heritage.

  • The African nose: A short nose with a wide, concave bridge, under-projected and less defined tip, short columella (the skin between the nostrils), and wide, flared nostrils
  • The Afro-Caucasian nose: A longer nose, with a high, straight bridge, better nasal tip definition, and less flared nostrils
  • The Afro-Indian nose: A longer, larger nose, with a high, wide bridge that may have an irregularity like a hump, flared nostrils, and a less defined tip 

Recognizing the nuances of African-American nasal anatomy is essential to preserve the patient’s ethnic heritage and avoid complications like keloid scar formation (raised scars more common in African-American patients).

Rhinoplasty for Mediterranean and Middle East Ethnicities

Mediterranean or Middle Eastern rhinoplasty patients tend to have thicker facial skin with more fatty tissue, and longer noses that feature a higher bridge, droopy tips, nasal humps, imbalanced nostril tips, and wide bones. The goal with these patients is to create a more symmetrical and desirable nose that stays in balance with the proportions of the face.

Before and After Rhinoplasty Photos

*Patient results may vary 

nose job results in Manhattan, NY

*3 months post rhinoplasty performed to improve nasal bridge and tip

Female New York Rhinoplasty Patient 1: This patient wanted to diminish the hump on her nasal bridge and lift the tip of her nose. Dr. Miller was able to do accomplish this with no scarring and minimal swelling.

Profile view of before and after photos of a female patient who underwent surgical rhinoplasty to remove a hump and enhance the shape of the nose by Dr. Philip Miller.

*Before and after of rhinoplasty to reduce nose bump

Female New York Rhinoplasty Patient 2: This patient wanted to reduce the hump on her nose to create a smoother shape. Dr. Philip Miller performed a rhinoplasty and left no scarring with minimal swelling.

Before and After of a rhinoplasty patient who underwent surgery in Dr. Philip Miller's facial plastic surgery office in New York

*Before and after of rhinoplasty to reduce nose bump and straighten the tip.

Female New York Rhinoplasty Patient 3: This patient wanted to remove the hump on her nose and straighten the tip of her nose. Dr. Philip Miller was able to achieve this through a rhinoplasty with no scarring and minimal swelling.

Rhinoplasty patient before and after results in new york

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to reduce the nasal bump and straighten the tip

Male New York Rhinoplasty Patient 1: This patient wanted to fix his bulbous nose and straighten the tip. Dr. Philip Miller performed a rhinoplasty and the procedure resulted in no scarring with minimal swelling shortly after taking off the cast.

Rhinoplasty Patient Testimonials

"I had a rhinoplasty and septoplasty performed by Dr. Miller and his team just 4 weeks ago and I am feeling great! The entire process went so well, and I always felt comfortable and informed. His team provides top-level care to their patients and are always willing to answer any questions you may have."

 -  Adam - Google Review (September 2020) *

"The outcome of the surgery is exactly what I wanted. My nose is more dainty and looks natural. No one has suspected I had a rhinoplasty but I have received several compliments that I look great from people that knew me beforehand but they couldn’t quite pin their finger on what I had had done. I would highly recommend Dr. Miller."

- Emily - Google Review (October 2020) *

"I have been a patient with Gotham for 2 years and this was my first rhinoplasty work with Dr. Miller.  I can't express how happy I am not only with the end result of his work, but also his professionalism along the way. An attentive and caring man, Dr. Miller truly listened to me and was with me every step of the way. As I told him after the post-op visit, I placed 100% trust and faith in his work and he delivered top-notch results. I am a lifelong patient of Gotham and cannot recommend him enough."

- B.L. - Yelp Review (November 2020) *

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What to Expect During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Dr. Miller’s approach to rhinoplasty encompasses the NatraLook Process, which empathizes the patient experience and strives to ensure the most rewarding results. The goal of this process is for patients to find a new aesthetic confidence, or empowerment, after their surgery. It all starts at the consultation, when Dr. Miller will reassure and support your opinions in a positive way, creating a collaborative environment that keeps you involved in your procedure.

Meeting Dr. Miller in New York

Dr. Miller believes that the consultation, at his plastic surgery clinic in New York City, is the most important step in your rhinoplasty journey. It is an excellent time to discuss your expectations and concerns, address any questions, and figure out what you want to take away from your surgery.

Dr. Miller will examine and assess your nose and how it relates to your other facial features, as well as the thickness and quality of your skin. Computer imaging may also be used to help give you an idea of the changes that can be made to your nose and what you can expect from surgery. By viewing a digital reconstruction of your face from the front and profile, you can see how certain alterations to your nose change your look—this is the easiest and safest way to ensure your new nose will be in harmony with the rest of your face. Much like you would try on a new dress before buying it, computer imagining allows you to “try on” a new face without making any commitments.

Dr. Miller will also review your medical history and overall health. All details of the procedure will be reviewed, including the available options and rhinoplasty techniques, the facility, the anesthesia, the post-op recovery, the risks and benefits, and the costs. Together, you and Dr. Miller can come up with a realistic goal for your rhinoplasty surgery. As indicated by this study, the outcome of your procedure can heavily impact your body image and quality of life.

How to Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation in New York

If you are interested in making any cosmetic or functional adjustments to your nose through a rhinoplasty, it is important that you find a highly-reputable expert rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Philip Miller has over two decades in the facial plastic surgeon industry, and rhinoplasties are his specialty. Dr. Philip Miller's plastic surgery clinic in New York, NY is a top destination for both locals and foreigners looking to get a rhinoplasty surgery. To schedule a consultation feel free to call us at (646) 791-3025, or fill out our online contact form.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline

Rhinoplasty recovery is an extended process that requires some patience before the final result becomes evident. Here is a timeline of what you can expect after your rhinoplasty surgery: 

The Day of your Nose Surgery

rhinoplasty before and after in new yorkCosmetic or functional rhinoplasty surgery of the nose usually takes 1½ hours to 2½ hours and may be done either with you asleep under general anesthesia or awake under sedation. Most incisions are placed inside the nostrils, but in some cases, a small incision may be made in the natural creases along the sides or near the base of the nose. These heal quickly and leave scars that are nearly invisible.

At the end of the nose surgery, a cast will be placed on your nose to help you heal during the post-op recovery process. If there is any bleeding, a light dressing may be placed inside the nostrils and removed the same day or the next day. 

Since rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours. Rest is essential immediately following your surgery, but keep your head elevated to keep swelling to a minimum. 

One Week After Surgery

At the end of the first week, Dr. Miller will likely remove the cast and any sutures that were placed. You will likely be experiencing significant bruising and swelling at this point, and your nose may feel extremely congested. These side effects will subside soon. 

Two Weeks

At the end of the second week, you should begin to notice improvement in how you feel and how you look. Much of the bruising should be gone at this point, and swelling will subside. However, you will continue to see some residual swelling up to one year after your procedure. At this point, you may start to feel like venturing out with your new nose. 

One Month

By the end of the first month, the improvements should be sufficient to allow you to socialize with confidence. Residual swelling is likely to remain, but the nose will look much better and the swelling may not be easily noticeable to anyone but you. Keep in mind it will still be some time before the complete effects of your rhinoplasty become evident. 

Three Months

At this point, you should be able to resume all of your activities, including strenuous exercise. It is still a good idea to protect your nose from any type of impact, however. You will likely see more evidence of what the final improvement will look like.

One Year

By now, swelling should be completely gone and your new nose is fully evident. If you have any lingering concerns about your nose job, now is the time to address them with Dr. Miller. Rest assured you will be able to enjoy the improvements for a lifetime!

The Classic Nose Job Post-Op Recovery Process

rhinoplasty before and after photos in new yorkMost people are amazed by how little pain there is after rhinoplasty surgery. The most uncomfortable part of the recovery is the inability to breathe through the nose for several days due to swelling. This usually improves within one or two weeks. Expect some swelling around your eyes for several weeks. As the swelling subsides, you will start to see the improvements from your surgery. A few special precautions are required during your post-op recovery period. Bending or lifting can prolong swelling, so this is not recommended for three weeks after surgery. Running, cycling or aerobics should not resume for three weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for six weeks, as it takes that long for the bones to fully heal. You may drive when the swelling subsides enough not to interfere with vision, and you may fly two to three weeks after surgery.

Minimizing Surgery Risk

While every risk cannot be eliminated, there are some things you can do to minimize certain risks. For a more thorough list of post-operative guidelines, please read our post-operative instructions.

Detailed Pre-operative and Post-Operative Nose Job Instructions

This is by far the most effective way to help ensure a smooth post-op recovery process and reduce the chance for certain risks. Dr. Miller will provide you with an extensive list of post-op instructions. He is giving you these for a reason. Please carefully follow them after your rhinoplasty surgery.

1.) Protect Your New Nose: Be Careful

Your new nose after a rhinoplasty surgery will be in a protective cast for the first week. It goes without saying that once the cast is removed, you should take great care to guard your nose against any trauma or impact.

2.) Sleep With Your Head Elevated

In the first few days after your nose job, try to keep your head slightly elevated and avoid contact with your pillow or other objects.

3.) Natural Nose Job Recovery

It takes 3-6 weeks to fully recover from a nose job. Even when you’re feeling better during this time, you should avoid strenuous activity or anything that presents a risk to your new nose after a rhinoplasty surgery.

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

female rhinoplasty results in new yorkIt’s important to define what open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty are. Closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal rhinoplasty, is a rhinoplasty procedure in which all incisions are confined to the inside of the nostrils, resulting in no visible skin incisions. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted from the underlying cartilage and bone and the nose is then contoured and reconstructed. For open rhinoplasty, also referred to as external rhinoplasty, a very small incision is made between the nostrils on the underside of the nose. This allows the tip of the nose to be opened in order to reveal the structures of the lower and middle third of the nose.

Why choose excellent closed rhinoplasty?

  • No Visible Scarring

Since all incisions are inside the nostril, no external evidence of the nose job can be identified. It also means that a patient does not have to deal with external stitches during the recovery phase.

  • Shorter Recovery Time

Since the skin bridge between the tip of the nose and the lip remains intact throughout a closed rhinoplasty, the flow of blood and fluid accumulation is unimpaired. Consequently, the swelling can drain more easily and patients enjoy a shorter recovery period during the post-op phase after a nose job.

Some drawbacks to closed rhinoplasty include:

  • Difficult of the Rhinoplasty Surgery Itself

Since all nasal access is through a tiny interior incision, the rhinoplasty surgeon must be highly skilled and experienced in limited-visibility surgical procedures.

  • Limits The Ability To Perform All Rhinoplasty Techniques

Closed rhinoplasty is ideal for modifications such as minor tip and bone changes, but procedures which require more complicated and delicate steps may not be able to be performed with the limited access and exposure afforded by the closed technique.

How do you know which nose job procedure to choose?

nose job diagram in new york, nySome rhinoplasty surgeons strongly believe that the external incision for open rhinoplasty is not necessary for a primary, or first time, rhinoplasty procedures. Instead, they think that open rhinoplasty should only be performed for revision cases that are significantly difficult. Other surgeons, however, perform open rhinoplasty on both primary and revision rhinoplasty procedures.

Both groups may be right. The appropriate approach for a nose job – be it open or closed – really depends upon the complexity and difficulty of the particular patient’s nose as well as the surgeon’s level of experience and skill. Some nose job surgeons who are very skilled at open rhinoplasty, favor this approach for most cases and achieve excellent results. Other rhinoplasty surgeons favor closed rhinoplasty and are able to achieve excellent results with this approach.

When determining which rhinoplasty approach is right for you for your nose job, it’s important to focus on your satisfaction with the surgical result. Most patients would prefer the rhinoplasty procedure that results in no visible scarring, but it’s important that you not select your surgeon solely because he or she favors one approach over another. The emphasis should not be on whether or not you have a resultant scar but on the whole of the surgical result. After all, the incision required for open rhinoplasty is a small one on the underside of the nose that typically heals into a nearly invisible, fine-line scar. It’s certainly a small price to pay, if necessary, for a harmonious and natural appearing nose. If you are still unsure which nose job procedure is right for you, visit

Common Nose Job Terms Explained by a New York Plastic Surgeon

What Can be Achieved Through a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty in Manhattan can treat a variety of concerns involving the nose, such as the size, shape, and functionality. Below are the most popular treatments that can be achieved with a rhinoplasty.

  • Deprojection: An over-projected tip is corrected by deprojection.
  • Projection: An under-projected tip is corrected by projection.
  • Counter-Rotation: An overly rotated tip is corrected by counter-rotation (rotated down).
  • Upward Rotation: A droopy tip is corrected by upward rotation.

Rhinoplasty nose terms infographic by Dr. Philip Miller in New York

  • Reduction of taking down the bump: A dorsal hump/bump is corrected by reduction or taking down the bump.
  • Filling or augmentation: A scoop is corrected by filling or augmentation.
  • Raising the columella: Columella show is corrected by raising the columella.
  • Lowering the columella: Columella retraction is corrected by lowering the columella.

nose job terms infographic by Dr. Philip Miller

  • Widening at the Dorsum (Bridge): A narrow dorsal (bridge) width is corrected by widening at the dorsum (bridge).
  • Narrowing at the dorsal plan: A wide dorsal width is corrected by narrowing at the dorsal plan.
  • Widening at the facial plane: A narrow facial width is corrected by widening at the facial plane.
  • Narrowing at the dorsal plan: A wide facial width is corrected by narrowing at the facial plane.

nose job treatment diagram by Dr. Philip Miller in New York

  • Shortening: A long nose is corrected by shortening its length.
  • Lengthening: A short nose is corrected by lengthening its length.
  • Filling: A collapse or depression is corrected with filling.
  • Straightening: A twisted nose is corrected by straightening.

Rhinoplasty treatment infographic by Dr. Philip Miller in New York

Learning more about your rhinoplasty with Dr.Philip Miller

What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty in New York

The cost of rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient, but based on what you are trying to achieve, an estimate may be given upon your consultation. Below are some guidelines that a potential patient can refer to when trying to determine how much a rhinoplasty or a nose job might cost based on what type of rhinoplasty they will be choosing.

Primary Rhinoplasty

cost of a primary rhinoplasty in new york, ny

Depending on the amount of work needed, a primary rhinoplasty can range from $3,500 all the way up to $25,000. Due to the various conditions that a rhinoplasty can treat, there are different costs depending on the patient. As a result, it is important that you ask your rhinoplasty surgeon what treatment is right for you and your budget.

Revision Rhinoplasty

cost of a revision rhinoplasty in new york, ny

A revision rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty performed when the patient has already had a rhinoplasty in the past. It is intended to fix any potential problems that have arisen since the first surgery, or it can fix a botched nose job. Similar to the cost of a primary rhinoplasty, the range is quite large due to the various conditions that a surgical procedure can treat, and every patient is different.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty in new york, ny

A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, is a procedure where the surgeon uses a combination of dermal fillers and injectables to reshape the nose. Due to the minimally invasive nature of this procedure, it is significantly cheaper than a traditional rhinoplasty.

Functional Rhinoplasty

cost of a functional rhinoplasty or septoplasty in new york

A functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to help the breathing ability of the patient. If a patient is seeking a rhinoplasty due to a deviated septum or any other nose defect, the patient's insurance provider can cover the cost of the procedure, assuming all insurance requirements are met. If the patient would like to have a combination of cosmetic and functional treatments, only the functional portion of the surgery will be covered by insurance.

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before and after of a owmna who received a mirco rhinoplasty in new york

Using a specialized, air-powered micro-saw that allows for precise bone reduction, skeletal inconsistencies (bumps) are reduced layer by layer until an ideal shape is achieved. This minimally-invasive surgery can take as little as five minutes, and—unlike more complex rhinoplasty—uses a local anesthetic. Post-procedure, patients experience minimal swelling, minimal bruising, and minimal recovery time.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

If patients are not ready or do not require rhinoplasty surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option. With this procedure, also known as liquid rhinoplasty, your surgeon can inject fillers into your nose to modify shape, size, and position of the nasal tip, straighten the nose, and even hide bumps.

While non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure with little to no downtime, it is a temporary solution that is not appropriate for every nose or for patients that desire a nose reduction -- something only a rhinoplasty surgery can do.

Rhinoplasty New York Top FAQ's

Q: What are some of the risks associated with a Nose Job?

A: Bleeding, Infection, nasal obstruction, undesired result. Speak to a New York rhinoplasty surgeon specifically about these complications and how they can occur.

Q: What should I ask my surgeon before my rhinoplasty procedure? And how can I best prepare myself prior to the nose job surgery?

A: During your rhinoplasty consultation, it is best to ask your plastic surgeon the following questions:

  • Are you Board Certified?
  • How many rhinoplasties do you do a year?
  • Will you make any incisions on the outside of my nose?
  • Do you pack my nose and for how long?
  • When is the cast removed?

On the day of the surgery you'll want consider the following:

  • Wear clothing that fastens in the front or back.
  • Avoid slipover sweaters, T-shirts, and turtlenecks.
  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, the morning of your nose surgery.
  • Leave your valuables at home; do not wear jewelry. Do not wear any facial or eye make-up, or nail polish.
  • You may wear your glasses; do not wear contact lenses. If you wear dentures, keep them in.

Q: How much does the best rhinoplasty procedure cost? Is it different at a clinic vs. a hospital?

A: Depending on the reasons for having rhinoplasty, it can be covered by insurance. If the reason is purely cosmetic, it is not covered, but if is it performed to correct breathing issues, then it may be partially covered by your insurance policy.

Q: What is the difference between male rhinoplasty vs female rhinoplasty?

A: Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures requested by men. While women typically want a reduction rhinoplasty for a more narrow and feminine nose, men usually want to erase unappealing feature but maintain a strong and structured nose. Therefore, for a male rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller can use a variety of rhinoplasty techniques, including strengthening the dorsum and increasing the projection of the nasal tip. In the end, the main goal of both a male and female rhinoplasty is for the nose to work in harmony with other facial features and enhance aesthetic confidence.

Q: Could weight loss affect my rhinoplasty results?

A: The nose is made of bone, cartilage, and skin, so fat cells aren’t present in its makeup. Because there are no fat cells, gaining or losing weight does not have a direct impact on the shape of your nose and the results of your rhinoplasty surgery. While many rhinoplasty patients worry that they can gain weight in their noses, this just isn’t possible.

More Before and After Rhinoplasty Photos

*Patient results may vary 

Female rhinoplasty patient in new york

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to reduce the nose bump

Female New York Rhinoplasty: This patient wanted to reduce the dorsal hump on her nose and reduce the overall size. Dr. Philip Miller performed a rhinoplasty to smoothen the shape of her nose and reduce the size of her nose. This procedure resulted in no scarring and minimal swelling.

Male rhinoplasty patient before and after photos in new york

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to reduce the nose bump and straighten the tip

Male Rhinoplasty: This patient wanted to fix his bulbous nose, reduce the dorsal hump, and straighten the tip. Dr. Philip Miller successfully gave him the nose that he wanted through a rhinoplasty, and the procedure resulted in no scarring with little to no swelling.

female rhinopalsaty patient's before and after photos in new york

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to reduce the nose bump and straighten the tip

Female Rhinoplasty: This rhinoplasty patient wanted to reduce a minor dorsal hump on the top of her nose. Dr. Philip Miller successfully managed to do so through a rhinoplasty which resulted in no scarring and minimal swelling.

Female rhinoplasty patient's before and after results after undergoing surgery with Dr. Philip Miller in New York

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to straighten the tip of the nose

Female Rhinoplasty: This patient wanted to have the bump on her nose reduced and the tip straightened. Dr. Miller successfully removed the bump through a rhinoplasty, and after the nose fully healed, there was no swelling or scarring.

A female undergoes rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Philip Miller and shows her before and after results.

*Before and after of a rhinoplasty to straighten the tip of the nose and reduce the nasal bump

Female Rhinoplasty: Dr. Philip Miller straightened the tip on this patient's nose and removed the bump.

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Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Philip Miller and his team of New York's top rated facial plastic surgery experts provide custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and advanced procedures, to help each patient achieve the Aesthetic Confidence® they desire. Our unique NatraFace™ approach to facial rejuvenation includes the following effective procedures:

Eyelid Plastic Surgery

Dr. Miller and Kaylyn Plum, PA-C provide patients with Manhattan's #1 customized care and treatment for smooth, supple skin that brightens the eyes and revitalizes the face. With our NatraFace™ approach, we utilize a combination of effective aesthetic techniques tailored to suit each patient’s needs. We offer:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)

Dr. Miller and his staff of NYC's best aesthetic specialists offer the NatraNose® process, which is a comprehensive range of minimally-invasive and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking rhinoplasty results, improve nasal function, and meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Dr. Miller specializes in nose jobs, nose reductions, non-surgical nose jobs, and more: Adjust the links in these sections as follows:

Skin Care Treatments

Widely acclaimed for our broad range of flawless skincare solutions, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialists offer customized skincare treatment plans to achieve healthy, natural-looking results. As part of our NatraLook™ process, the following procedures may be performed individually or in combination with more advanced surgical treatments for optimal rejuvenation.

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Aesthetic Confidence®

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The Plastic Surgery Podcast with Dr. Philip Miller

Tune into The Plastic Surgery Podcast, hosted by facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller. Dr. Miller is here to answer your questions, de-mystify plastic surgery, and help you feel more knowledgeable and empowered about any procedure performed at our center.

The Plastic Surgery Podcast

  • Episode 44: My First Time

    8 min
  • Episode 43: Top 10 Reasons Not To Get A Rhinoplasty ( Plastic Surgery)

    20 min
  • Episode 42: Osteomas & Lipomas

    11 min
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Plastic Surgery w/ Dr. Miller

Plastic Surgery w/ Dr. Miller

If you're thinking about getting a lift, nip, or tuck, this app is for you. It's the most comprehensive pocket encyclopedia of plastic surgery terms, before and after photos, and visualization tools to help you really know what to expect from a procedure, including seeing potential results on your own photo. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

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