Northeastern Plastic Surgery
Joseph Fodero, MD PA
Plastic Surgery located in Florham Park, NJ
If you feel like altering the size or shape of your nose could significantly enhance your beauty, contact Joseph Fodero, MD, PA at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey to learn more about your rhinoplasty options. As a leading plastic surgeon in New Jersey, Dr. Fodero specializes in rhinoplasty procedures including primary surgeries, revisions, and open and closed procedures for men and women. Call Northeastern Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today to discover how Dr. Fodero can help you look your best.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is rhinoplasty?
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is the surgical reshaping of your nose. Dr. Fodero combines expert training and experience with artistry to give you a beautiful nose that fits in with your other features and helps you look more attractive. Rhinoplasty can adjust:
- Nose size
- Bridge width
- Nostril position
- Bumps or depressions in your profile
- Enlarged, bulbous, drooping, hooked, or upturned nose tips
- Nasal asymmetry
Dr. Fodero has performed all types of rhinoplasty procedures including traditional open surgeries that require incisions as well as minimally invasive rhinoplasty that’s performed through your nostrils.
He offers thorough consultations before surgery to ensure he knows exactly what you want to look like when your operation is complete and that you understand the procedure. You can bring pictures to your consultation to show Dr. Fodero what you want your nose to look like.
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
If you’re over the age of 18, in generally good health, and unhappy about the size or shape of your nose, you could be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. During your consultation, Dr. Fodero wants to see that you have realistic expectations about the procedure and that you can dedicate sufficient time for recovery.
Dr. Fodero also provides rhinoplasty procedures to repair or reconstruct your nose after facial trauma. He also performs revision rhinoplasty if you’re unsatisfied with the results of a previous nose job.
What happens during a rhinoplasty procedure?
Rhinoplasty is Dr. Fodero’s specialty area, so you are in expert hands before, during, and after your surgery. Dr. Fodero begins your rhinoplasty by giving you a general anesthetic, so you sleep comfortably throughout your surgery. Then, depending on if you have an open or closed procedure, he either makes incisions around or in your nose.
He uses special surgical tools to reshape the bone and cartilage of your nose and then re-drapes your skin. Finally, he trims away any excess skin and closes any incisions with sutures.
What should I expect when recovering from rhinoplasty?
Dr. Fodero provides personalized aftercare instructions following your rhinoplasty for a safe and rapid recovery. You will need to take time off while your nose heals and any surgical bruising and swelling subside. Dr. Fodero suggests keeping your head elevated and applying cold packs to reduce your swelling.
If you’re ready to feel good about your appearance, call Northeastern Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online for expert rhinoplasty procedures.