Does Rhinoplasty change your smile?

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is performed in order to change the shape of the nose. The septum, or wall that separates the inside of the nose, sits on top of the hard palate. When there is a deviated septum and septoplasty is performed with rhinoplasty, there can be additional swelling to the upper lip. Initially, after rhinoplasty, you may notice that your upper lip is tight or swollen, especially…

Rhinoplasty and chin implant

Not only can rhinoplasty help breathing, but it can also provide better balance between the nose and the chin with a chin implant or chin augmentation. Rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, can create a softer, smaller nose that is more proportionate to the face. However, sometimes, no matter…

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Free?

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex operation where the results are much less predictable than primary rhinoplasty. There is significant scar tissue from the previous operation and the cartilage is much more difficult to shape and manipulate as it may be quite fragile, surrounded by scar tissue, or nonexistent.

Patients coming in for revision rhinoplasty after having their previous surgery…

Is Eyelid Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Many of my older patients come in with significant excess skin over their eyes in their upper eyelids. They feel like their eyes are heavy and want to know if eyelid surgery is covered by insurance or medicare. The answer here is that it depends. If you have excess eyelid skin that…

My nose looks bigger after rhinoplasty

One of the known facts regarding rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is that the nose will swell significantly after surgery. During rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery, the cartilage and bony framework of the nose is reshaped and then the skin is laid back down over this new framework. Unlike eyelid surgery or facelift surgery, skin is rarely removed. The skin then has to contract back down over…