what is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to alter the shape and size of the nose. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, rhinoplasty can also help improve breathing function in some patients. To help men and women across Doylestown, PA achieve improved facial balance and harmony, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino is pleased to offer rhinoplasty. While carrying out this treatment, he utilizes delicate surgical techniques to produce subtle, natural-looking outcomes. Even though rhinoplasty consists of fine changes and adjustments, the results reaped usually are very dramatic.
At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, rhinoplasty can be utilized to make a nose appear smaller in size or elegantly reshape a nose that is too large or wide. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions properly. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will assess your facial structure and listen attentively to your concerns and goals before developing a plan for treatment to achieve your desired results.
"After consultations with many plastic surgeons, Dr. Tamburino was by far the most knowledgeable and detailed. I’m so thankful I found him and I would recommend him over and over. Not to mention his staff is so welcoming and incredibly helpful. If you are thinking about a surgery/cosmetics this is the GUY to go to. Can’t say enough good things!"- M.M. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
"I was very reluctant to get a face/neck lift. I thought about it for a few years and it was seeing myself on video calls day after day that sealed the deal for me. I had heard from a friend that Dr. Tamburrino was an excellent plastic surgeon and decided that I would suck up the drive from South Jersey to Doylestown based on the recommendation. I am so glad I did! My neck and face have been restored to a much more youthful look and amazingly there are no tell tale signs of surgery. I feel a whole lot better about myself and my family and friends are very complimentary (and I think a few of them are now considering surgery for themselves). Dr. Tamburrino is a thorough , knowledgeable and accomplished surgeon who I put complete trust in and I'm forever glad I did!"- G.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 29, 2021
"The decision I made to put myself first and go see Dr. Tamburinno changed my life in the best way possible. I have never been more happy with myself and am grateful to him for being so knowledgeable and talented. From start to finish his staff is amazing and helpful beyond words ..... I have recommended him to many close friends and will continue to do so!! Lindsay Curtis"- L.C. / Google / Jan 29, 2021
"Dr. Tamburrino changed my life. After two failed breast implant surgeries after a double mastectomy, Dr. Tamburrino created beautiful breast and nipples that look amazing. He gave me back my life. I owe him everything and recommend him to anyone who needs reconstruction. And on top of that he has an amazing personality, I received amazing care. "- M.F. / Healthgrades / Jan 21, 2021
"Dr Tamburino is exactly who you hope for when faced with a difficult breast cancer surgery! He is a highly skilled surgeon, who is also caring and honest. He will tell you exactly what you need to know (though not always what you might want to hear) to get you through the long haul of surgery and reconstruction. I have had breast cancer with a bilateral mastectomy, chemo, radiation & expanders for reconstruction and have been going to Dr T for over a year. I feel now that he is the only plastic surgeon who was able to get me through my complicated journey. He always had my best interests at heart. I would recommend him to all my family and friends!"- M.D. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
who can get rhinoplasty?
Men and women at least 16 years in age could be potential candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose and have specific concerns you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be an appropriate solution. Before receiving this appearance-altering treatment, it's important to discuss your goals and have realistic expectations for your outcomes. Typically, patients who benefit the most from rhinoplasty are those who:
- Are physically healthy
- Do not smoke
- Have fully mature facial features or are at least 16 years old
- Have a deviated septum and require correction
how is rhinoplasty done?
At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, cosmetic nose surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty encompasses a range of surgical techniques to suit your unique concerns and goals. Dr. Tamburrino completes nose surgery utilizing either an open or closed technique. Although each patient's situation and desires are different, the objective of every rhinoplasty procedure is to remove excess tissue and cartilage or to build and increase cartilage as needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is draped over the newly enhanced framework, and sutures are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external crease.
What to Expect
Upon completion of your rhinoplasty, you will rest comfortably in the recovery suite and then you will be released to recover at home. The nose will be very swollen and bruised for a few days. Nearly every patient will experience bruising and discoloration beneath the eyes and around the nose following their procedure, but this can be alleviated with ice packs and pain medication. Your post-operative follow-up with Dr. Tamburrino will be scheduled within a couple of days after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty. During this recovery period, strenuous activity (such as exercise) should be avoided.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered. If you are considering applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Tamburrino during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed paperwork and information to your insurance so your claim can be processed.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which can help you determine the ideal look you're hoping to get out of rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to improve the internal structure of the nose for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is centered around improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This is often a consideration if you are African American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino, you can talk about what you like about your nose and what you want to change. This will allow him to customize your treatment plan so you can achieve your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients may consider combining nose surgery with another cosmetic procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Combining surgeries for a more dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you choose which procedures should be included in your complete treatment plan. Rhinoplasty can often help make your whole face appear more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Being insecure with the look of your nose is a common issue shared by women, men, and teens alike. Although nobody's face is perfectly symmetrical, achieving a smaller, more attractive nose shape can help improve the balance of your features and enhance your facial harmony. Rhinoplasty is one of the most widely performed cosmetic surgeries in the world because of the dramatic changes that can be gained with subtle changes and delicate surgical techniques. To find out if you could benefit from cosmetic nose surgery, contact our team at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA to set up your one-on-one consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
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