Rhinoplasty is an intricate surgery with impactful results, so it’s important to visit a rhinoplasty specialist. New York City is home to many of the top facial plastic surgeons in the country, so patients frequently travel to visit surgeons in the area. If you’re looking for some of the best rhinoplasty results in NYC and more, you need to know what to look for in a surgeon.
Dr. Steven Pearlman is considered a top rhinoplasty specialist in NYC and has performed thousands of rhinoplasties during his career. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we make it a point to educate our patients on the rhinoplasty process.
The Importance of Visiting a Rhinoplasty Specialist
Ensuring that you have a positive rhinoplasty experience starts with finding the best nose surgeon for the job. Don’t hesitate to schedule consultations with multiple surgeons as you’re doing your research.
It’s a Complicated Procedure
While it’s important to find a qualified surgeon for any surgical procedure, it’s particularly important with a surgery like rhinoplasty. The nose is a sensory organ and an important part of daily life. Nasal breathing is important for proper respiration so you want someone who is capable of protecting, and even enhancing, its function.
Get Good Results
Over half the rhinoplasties that Dr. Pearlman sees are revision surgeries from other practices. While revision rhinoplasty is possible, wouldn’t it be better to have the results you want the first time around? Seeing a rhinoplasty specialist can help ensure you’ll get the desired results from your first surgery.
Access to Best Techniques
A surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty will have access to tools and techniques that a general surgeon, who spends more time treating the rest of the body, might not. Not only should you seek out a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, but you should also check what percentage of their practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty. Is it the primary surgery they provide? Dr. Pearlman teaches rhinoplasty at multiple international courses and conferences throughout the year and has authored numerous peer-reviewed medical journal articles on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
Some of the procedures and techniques a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon might offer may include:
- Piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty
- Ethnic rhinoplasty
- Teenage rhinoplasty
- Revision rhinoplasty
- Preservation rhinoplasty
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to rhinoplasties, and it’s important to see a surgeon who can provide the best technique for your needs. Each rhinoplasty needs to be specifically designed and performed just for you.
Common Questions Dr. Pearlman Gets as a Rhinoplasty Specialist in NYC
Should I have an open or closed rhinoplasty?
The only difference between open and closed rhinoplasty is the tiny incision made in the columella to open the nose. Closed rhinoplasty uses incisions made inside the nostril.
The scar from an open rhinoplasty is almost invisible unless someone is closely examining your nostrils from below and up very close. Even then, it’s possible to laser the scar so that it’s barely visible at all.
When talking with his patients, Dr. Pearlman recommends not limiting yourself to only a closed rhinoplasty. The specific approach he will use will be discussed at the time of your consultation to ensure that you get the best results.
How long does recovery really take?
When scheduling your surgery, you need to be realistic about how much time you will need off when recovering from rhinoplasty. Sometimes patients expect to be back at work within a week, but that’s not always the case.
The longest part of recovery is waiting for the bruising to dissipate, which can take 1 to 2 weeks. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, our patient care team makes sure to give a conservative estimate so you know what to expect. Women can usually be back at work in 1 ½ weeks with makeup covering any remaining bruising. Men might take a little longer if they don’t want to show any bruising.
The extent of the bruising is dependent on the type of rhinoplasty and your surgeon’s technique. The face is a very delicate area, so you’re not going to get away with zero bruising. With a rhinoplasty specialist in NYC, you might experience less severe discoloration. We use numerous techniques to minimize bleeding such as: quality anesthesia, transexemic acid, perioperative arnica montana and gentle, precise surgical techniques.
How much does a nose job cost?
The cost of your rhinoplasty depends on several factors. In NYC, it typically ranges from $10,000 – $30,000, varying greatly based on your individual needs and your surgeon’s expertise and experience.
Factors that determine the cost of a nose job can include:
- Surgery fee
- Facility fee (for the operating room)
- Consultation fees
Beyond that, what type of work you’re having done during the surgery also impacts the cost, as well as the technique being used. During your initial consultation with Dr. Pearlman, you’ll be able to discuss price factors. You have one nose and should not skimp on getting the best results. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we do proudly offer several financing options.
What should I expect during a consultation with a rhinoplasty specialist in NYC?
The consultation is your time to ask questions and get to know your surgeon. It sets the tone for your surgery experience by establishing a positive relationship with your surgeon.
Sometimes people come in and aren’t really sure how to describe the results they want. They just know that they’re unhappy with their current look and are wondering how nose plastic surgery can help them feel more like themselves.
During our consultations for rhinoplasty at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we utilize 2D Mirror Computer imaging and Vectra 3D Imaging to help our patients visualize their results. This lets us talk through different options for adjusting the nose and helps you visualize your results in real-time.
With techniques like Piezo rhinoplasty, we’re able to provide precise changes, which is especially useful in ethnic rhinoplasty, male rhinoplasty, and crooked nose procedures, where a patient might only want subtle changes to the hump or bridge or a lot of bone sculpting is involved
Questions to ask during your rhinoplasty consultation:
- What is your experience with performing rhinoplasty surgeries?
- Does rhinoplasty comprise the majority of the surgeries you perform?
- What is your policy on revisions if I don’t like my results?
- How long is the expected recovery timeline?
- When can I expect to see the final results?
- Which technique do you plan to use in my rhinoplasty?
- Can you combine other plastic surgery procedures with my rhinoplasty?
Are there misconceptions people have about getting a rhinoplasty?
There are still patients who think that the nose gets violently broken during a rhinoplasty procedure, and that’s just not true. Rhinoplasty can often be used to correct a broken nose that didn’t set properly and changed shape. However, removing a large hump is more akin to taking the top off a pyramid. That leaves a gap that needs to be closed. In that case, we perform osteotomies.
Every rhinoplasty is tailored to the patient’s unique needs and anatomy. The nose isn’t always broken, but in some cases, it’s cut and shaved to achieve the final result.
Dr. Pearlman on Becoming a Rhinoplasty Specialist in NYC
Dr. Pearlman is uniquely dual board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). With an extensive clinical and academic background, he provides his patients with distinctive expertise and understanding in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and eyes.
“I don’t see myself as a superior person, but a person who made the most of excellent opportunities. My way of giving back is to always strive for—and offer—the best. This helps me obtain top-quality results on each individual and to provide comprehensive care for my patients. That’s why I still attend and lecture at numerous courses and conferences throughout the year. To share and stay on top of the latest techniques”
– Dr. Pearlman
You’re going to have a vastly different recovery experience at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery than anywhere else in the city because of Dr. Pearlman’s skill and expertise. He operates with such precision and meticulous care that there is very little trauma caused to the soft tissue around the eyes. This often results in ay small amount of bruising and a much quicker recovery period than other practices.
Everyone heals differently, but many of our patients do say that their swelling is less than expected. This is just another reason why Dr. Pearlman is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC.
Book Your Consultation With a Top Rhinoplasty Specialist: NYC Surgeon Dr. Pearlman
If you’re ready to learn more about the rhinoplasty process, consider booking your consultation with Dr. Steven Pearlman today.
Dr. Pearlman is uniquely dual board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). He has performed over 7,500 rhinoplasties in his career and has been frequently chosen as a Top Doctor by New York Magazine and Castle Conolly.
As one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in NYC, Dr. Pearlman frequently lectures as a visiting professor on rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aging throughout the world. He also serves as a clinical professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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