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Archive for February, 2023
Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?
Rhinoplasty (a “nose job”) is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures available. Are you wondering if you might be a good candidate for this popular procedure?
Getting the Nose You’ve Always Wanted
Nose jobs are performed for many reasons: they can change the shape or the size of the nose, change the angle between the upper lip and the nose, narrow the nostrils, correct damage done after an injury or from a birth defect, or it can even be done to help correct breathing problems.
But in order for the procedure to be safe and successful, your doctor will want to make sure that you are a good candidate:
- Your growth should be complete. Your facial bones should have stopped growing, which typically happens around the age of 16.
- You should be healthy. You should have no underlying medical conditions that might affect your ability to undergo surgery. You should also be a nonsmoker, or if you are a smoker, you should be willing to quit weeks before the surgery to avoid complications.
- You should have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery can do wonders – but the results of rhinoplasty can depend on different factors, such as the shape of your face and the structure of your cartilage and your nasal bones.
- You should be ready to follow instructions. You’ll be given a list of things to do (and not to do) before and after the procedure to help ensure a successful surgery and a quick recovery, and you’ll have to be able to take time to relax and recover when it is done.
Of course, during your rhinoplasty consultation, your doctor will discuss all of this with you. You should be prepared to tell him or her what you would like to change about your nose and the results you would like to see – a special computer program, the Vectra 3 dimensional imaging computer, can show you what you would look like after your rhinoplasty.
Do you have questions about rhinoplasty and if it might be the procedure for you? Schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment today!
Posted in Rhinoplasty on February 14th, 2023
Can Men Get Nose Jobs?
If you are a man, and you’re unhappy with the size or the shape of your nose, you may be thinking there’s nothing you can do about it – nose jobs are just for women, right? Wrong! Rhinoplasty (the medical term for a nose job) can help both men and women who want to make a change to their nose!
What Can Rhinoplasty Do for You?
You may worry that a nose job may make you look less masculine – however, the right plastic surgeon will know how to enhance your masculine features while making the changes you want. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is customized for the patient, so that he or she gets the look they want. Rhinoplasty can help:
- A bump on the nose
- A crooked nose
- A nose that is too wide or narrow
- A nose that looks too feminine
- A nose that is disfigured because of a previous trauma or injury
It can even help patients who have difficulty breathing, who snore, and who have sleeping problems because of the nose. During your consultation, your doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes you would like to see and any problems your nose is causing you. You should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations about the outcome when considering rhinoplasty. It is typically an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, but it can also be done with local anesthesia with or without sedation. The surgery usually only takes less than 2 hours, and patients can typically get back to work within a couple of days, although it may take a few weeks to entirely get back to your old routine. Although you may see some changes to your nose as you age, rhinoplasty does give patients permanent results.
If you are a man who is unhappy with his nose, you should know that rhinoplasty isn’t just for women! Dr. Weinstein will work with you so that you get the “new” nose that you want. Contact the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center for a rhinoplasty consultation. Call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222, for an appointment today!
Posted in Rhinoplasty on January 30th, 2023
4+ Reasons to Consider Rhinoplasty
Have you been considering a nose job (medically known as “rhinoplasty”)? It is a very popular procedure, and for good reason – it provides great results and has both cosmetic and medical uses. Here are 4+ reasons to consider getting rhinoplasty!
Why have a nose job?
You have your own reasons for considering a nose job, but here are some other reasons to consider:
- It can help with medical issues. If you snore, it may be because your septum is crooked or there is cartilage in the nose in such a way that it interferes with your breathing. Or, you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, a condition in which the patient stops breathing and then starts again several times throughout the night. Some sleep disorders are caused by blocked nasal passages. Rhinoplasty may be able to help with these problems.
- It can drastically change your looks. The shape and the size of your nose have a major effect on how the rest of your face looks. A nose job changes not just the nose but the entire aesthetics of the face.
- It can improve your self-esteem. Have you always been self-conscious about your nose? Rhinoplasty is a fairly quick, safe way to get the nose you’ve always wanted so that you don’t have to be self-conscious anymore.
- There are many pluses to a rhinoplasty procedure. It is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than 2 hours. It can be performed using intravenous sedation, and most patients report only minor pain afterward, although you will have bruising and swelling for about 2 weeks. The amount of downtime needed for recovery is only a couple of days, although it will take a couple of weeks before you can get back to anything too strenuous.
Whether you are considering work on your nose for cosmetic or medical reasons, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, can help. Rhinoplasty may not be the only way to make changes to your nose – Dr. Weinstein may be able to alter your nose non-surgically. Call (908) 879-2222 today for an appointment!
Posted in Rhinoplasty on August 31st, 2022
A Nose Job for Better Health!
When you think of a nose job (or “rhinoplasty”), you probably think of it as a cosmetic procedure. However, rhinoplasty can also be an important step towards improving your health and your quality of life.
What happens during rhinoplasty?
Before your nose job, you will, of course, meet with your plastic surgeon to tell him or her what changes you would like to see. The plastic surgeon will develop a plan just for you so that you can see these results.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure. The surgeon will change the size and shape of your nose by adjusting, removing, or adding bone and cartilage.
How can rhinoplasty help health problems?
A bent or crooked septum (the “wall” between the two sides of the nose) or blockage in the nasal passages can cause both breathing and sleep problems. One sleep issue that may arise is sleep apnea, a serious condition in which the patient stops breathing over and over again throughout the night. This can cause the patient to wake up over and over again, as the body tries to get regular breathing started again. The patient may not even realize they are waking up throughout the night – they just know they are tired all the time. Over years of living with sleep apnea, serious health problems can result.
Snoring is another sleep problem (for you and perhaps your family members who are kept awake because of it!). Rhinoplasty can be used to remove or adjust cartilage in the nose or to straighten the septum to help stop snoring (however, you should be aware that obesity, asthma, or allergies can also cause snoring, and rhinoplasty won’t help if one of these is the cause of your snoring).
Rhinoplasty is a great way to change your appearance – after all, the shape and the size of the nose can affect how the entire face looks. But it can also help to improve your breathing, your sleep, and your health. Whether you are considering a nose job for cosmetic or medical reasons, Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, can help. Call (908) 879-2222 for an appointment today!
Posted in Rhinoplasty on June 15th, 2021
The aesthetic and functional benefits of a nose surgery
Also known as rhinoplasty, nose surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. There are many reasons why someone wants to change the appearance of their nose, but there are also functional reasons why nose surgery may be advised. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of nose surgery and who makes a good candidate for surgery.
What is nose surgery?
Nose surgery changes the shape of the nose to fit a patient’s desires. Often, a patient wants to reduce the size of the nose, narrow enlarged nostrils, change the shape of the tip or remove a hump on the bridge.
Often, if a nose has been deformed due to trauma or as a result of a birth defect, nose surgery is indicated to help with the appearance as well as the structural problems to help improve breathing.
How is it performed?
Usually performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with or without sedation, nose surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery itself takes about 1-2 hours. To start, an incision is made at the base of the nose or inside the nostrils. The bone and cartilage are sculpted into shape. Wide nostrils are made smaller by removing small wedges on the skin from the base to bring the nostrils closer together.
If a patient has a hump on the bridge of the nose, a chisel will remove the hump. If the tip of the nose needs to be reshaped, cartilage in the tip is trimmed. The septum is also trimmed at this time, if necessary.
After surgery, a splint is placed to help the nose maintain its new shape. The splint will be removed after one or two weeks, when a smaller splint is applied.
Who is a good candidate for surgery?
There are many criteria that you and Dr. Weinstein will discuss during the initial consultation. First, it’s important that you are done growing, as your face continues to grow into your mid-teens. Otherwise, the results may be impaired by further facial growth.
It’s important that you are in good physical health and a non-smoker. Having realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery is key as well.
If you are interested in learning more about nose surgery and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure, call (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein.
Posted in Rhinoplasty on November 30th, 2020
Common questions about nose surgery
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a popular plastic surgery procedure, with nearly 220,000 performed each year in the United States. If you’re unhappy with the size, shape or function of your nose, you may have thought about nose surgery. Here are some frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty:
What are good reasons to have a rhinoplasty? The appearance of the natural nose, sustaining a sports injury or accident that affected the nose, or even structural problems with the nose that affect your sleep and quality of life are why people seek this surgical procedure.
What is done during the surgery? The procedure takes about 1-2 hours. Incisions are made at the base of nose or inside nostrils. The bone and cartilage are sculpted into the desired shape. If nostrils are too wide, small wedges of skin are removed at the base to bright the nostrils closer together. Humps are removed with a chisel, nasal bones brought together to form a more narrow bridge. Cartilage may be trimmed to reshape the tip of the nose. The septum can be trimmed to improve the angle between the upper lip and nose. After everything is stitched up, a splint is placed to help the nose maintain the new shape as you heal.
What is recovery like? Recovery from rhinoplasty can be uncomfortable but not too painful. The Initially after surgery, your nose will be tender, your face will feel puffy and you may have a headache, but all can be controlled by pain medicine. Swelling and bruising around your eyes will be the worst for the first three days. After 1-2 weeks, dressings, stitches and splints will be removed. A smaller splint will be applied to further protect the nose for the next few weeks.
When will I be able to go back to work? Most patients are up and moving in two days. You can return to sedentary work after a week or so. Avoid strenuous activity for three weeks. You will need to avoid rubbing or hitting your nose and being gentle when you wash your face or wear makeup.
Our 3D imaging system can show you what the final results will look like so you can determine what’s best for you. Contact our office today at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein and learn more about nose surgery.
Posted in Rhinoplasty on February 14th, 2020
3 Things a Rhinoplasty Can and Cannot Do
If you have always hated the shape, size, or overall appearance of your nose or if you have recently injured your nose, then you may have fantasies of getting a rhinoplasty from Dr. Larry Weinstein. But before you consider really learning more about this procedure, it’s good to know what a rhinoplasty can and cannot do. Let’s take a closer look.
It Can’t Give You Any Nose
A lot of patients think that when you get a rhinoplasty, you can get any nose that you want. And although you can show us pictures of similar features that you want in a nose, we won’t be able to mimic other people’s noses perfectly; we have to use your nose’s structures and integrity as the base. Then, from there, we can reshape it, and resize it if needed.
It Can Change Your Appearance
If you think about your facial structure, then you know just how front and center your nose sits on your face. So, if we go in and change your nose, it is going to change your entire facial appearance; even if we do a minimal nose job. That being said, it will change your appearance for the better so that you walk out of your final appointment feeling more confident than ever.
It Doesn’t Take Long
Usually, Dr. Weinstein performs rhinoplasties on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure only takes about two hours max which means that you will be able to get in and out of surgery before you know it. Once you have been cleared to go home, we will send you home with a detailed list of recovery instructions and tips.
Knowing what a surgery can and cannot do will help you land on the right procedure for you. To learn more about rhinoplasties, schedule an appointment with Dr. Weinstein at our Chester office today and give us a call at 908-879-2222.
Posted in Rhinoplasty on September 15th, 2018
What to Expect with Rhinoplasty
Noses are something that many people are not satisfied with. The nose may be too big for their face; it may turn up too much or simply not fit in with the person’s definition of beauty. A Rhinoplasty surgery is meant to correct the nose issue, and give a person the nose that they have always wanted. However, there is more to this surgery that what most people think, and it is considered a major surgery that will require recovery time.
Depending upon the amount of work that needs to be done to the nose will determine where the incision is made, which can be between the nose holes or at the side of the nose. Once the incision is made, bone and cartilage is manipulated in order to give the shape that the person wants. This involves cutting and chiseling off bone to give a better shape. In cases in which the nose needs to be made bigger, the doctor will use cartilage from other parts of the body to shape your new nose.
After the surgery, you are usually allowed to go home as long as there are no complications. When you leave, internal dressings are placed in the nose to stop bleeding and to form blood clots, and a splint is added to your nose for added protection. There are things that you should not be doing such as strenuous activity which can lead to more bleeding and issues, avoid smiling or laughing for a while to not disrupt the nose, do not blow your nose and do not pull clothes over your head as this could dislodge the splint or cause issues.
It is common for people to have black or blue splotches under the eyes after surgery and to have swelling in the nose. The black eyes will leave in a couple of days, while the swelling could stay in place for a little longer as the nose heals.
Posted in Rhinoplasty on January 31st, 2015
Are You Man Enough to Go Under the Knife?
A growing number of men in the country are now very much keen into going under the knife, says a recent report by the The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Over the last decade and a half, a whooping 121 percent increase in men seeking cosmetic surgery procedures have been reported. In 2011, the top plastic surgery procedures for men were liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction and face lift.
By and large, men from metropolitan areas often seek cosmetic procedures to correct or improve their overall physical appearance. Dr. Larry Weinstein, one of the premier plastic surgeons for New York male cosmetic surgery, performs the aforementioned top 5 procedures for men last year.
Fats Off with Liposuction
Liposuction generally works by suctioning out deposits of fat which are accumulated beneath your skin. Dr. Weinstein deftly carries out this procedure with his smooth and controlled hand movements, what with years of playing the violin. Men who are worried about the fats that simply won’t go away on their arms, waistline and legs will greatly benefit from liposuction.
Rhinoplasty for the Real Men
Dr. Weinstein believes that the best candidates for rhinoplasty are those who are not seeking perfection but improvement. In preparing for this surgery, you may be advised to avoid smoking and alcohol intake weeks before the date of operation. Rhinoplasty may be done either through local or general anaesthesia which will totally depend on the degree of surgery.
Drive the Puffiness Away with Blepharoplasty
Get rid of eye bags, the puffy regions around your eyes and drooping eyelids with Dr. Weinstien’s eyelid surgery procedures. Eyelid surgeries can be done in conjunction with other facial surgeries such as a brow lift or a face lift. The entire process usually takes around two to three hours, including pre-surgical preparations.
Good Riddance to Man Boobs!
Gynecomastia or man boobs is almost always the result of dramatic weight loss, intake of certain medications or influence of hormones. Non-smokers and those who are holistically healthy are ideal candidates for male breast reduction. Keep in mind that heavy lifting may be prohibited within 4-6 weeks post-procedure.
Take Years Off from Your Face, Brother
One of Dr. Weinstein’s important considerations when performing face lift amongst males is making sure that their baseline blood pressure is within normal limits. Due to genetic differences, blood pressure amongst men tend to be higher than that of women. Face lift falls under major surgeries wherein blood pressure levels are at high risk of for abnormal variations.
Schedule an initial evaluation with Dr. Weinstein today if you’re really man enough to go under the knife!
Posted in male cosmetic surgery, Rhinoplasty on October 19th, 2012
Nose Surgery New Jersey Rhinoplasty
Many men and women are unhappy with their nose. This dissatisfaction can come from either aesthetic or functional issues, but many times, it is due to some combination of both. While some people find their nose is too large, others find their nose is too small for their face. Further dissatisfaction may come from bumps or indentations in the profile of the nose or a desire to change the shape or size of the tip of the nose or the nostrils. Functional issues would include difficulty breathing due to things like a deviated septum. Dr. Weinstein has helped many people achieve a better looking, better functioning nose through Rhinoplasty Surgery.
Rhinoplasty, also known as Nose Surgery or a Nose Job, is a procedure to improve the size, shape or function of the nose. It can also be done to repair a nose after trauma or injury or even to repair a previous Rhinoplasty, which is known as Reconstructive Rhinoplasy. If you are dissatisfied with your nose for any reason, contact Dr. Weinstein to schedule a consultation and begin your path to a more balanced, harmonious and better functioning nose.
Posted in Rhinoplasty on July 11th, 2012
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