For many patients, their desire for a rhinoplasty is to feel more confident and attractive in their appearance. It is not uncommon for patients to come in for their initial consultation and share that they just don’t feel their nose matches the rest of their features. Luckily, a rhinoplasty is the perfect procedure to fix this.
WHY HAVE RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is a very common and often requested cosmetic procedure. Many patients have very specific requests when it comes to reshaping, resizing and harmonizing their nose with the rest of their face.
Rhinoplasty can definitely make these requests a reality and set you up for a future where you feel more attractive, more self-confident and more satisfied with your presentation and appearance.
As well, because rhinoplasty is such a common procedure, it is now very safe and can be done to minimize the amount of healing and recovery time required. So you don’t have to set aside a tremendous amount of time to have your rhinoplasty and recover.
The process of having a rhinoplasty procedure is very straightforward. Your first step will be to have an initial consultation with Dr. Philip Miller of Gotham Plastic Surgery New York. He is world-renowned board certified in plastic surgeon with a specialization in facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty.
During this consultation, you will share your wishes and goals for having a rhinoplasty. Dr. Miller will take down a full individual and family medical history to be sure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
You can ask all the questions that you have and also find out about financing for the operation if you need it. You may send in photos of your face from the front and side or set up a virtual consultation so Dr. Miller can thoroughly analyze your face, features and measurements to determine the best approach to performing your rhinoplasty.
Before you fly to New York City for your procedure, the staff at Gotham Plastic Surgery will make confirm your surgery date and lodging and transportation reservations. They will also inform you of financing options. Dr. Miller will send instructions for how to prepare for your procedure as well as post-operative instructions you can review.
ABOUT GOTHAM PLASTIC SURGERY & DR. PHILIP MILLER
Dr. Philip Miller is one of the co-founders of Gotham Plastic Surgery and one of the most lauded and respected plastic surgeons in New York state. Dr. Miller is one of only a handful of physicians to hold double board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He has been awarded the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America and a Top Doctor in New York for multiple consecutive years.
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Miller, fill out our contact form in this page.
Are You a candidate?
The ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure is someone who is in generally excellent health otherwise and has not recently had any other facial surgery or cosmetic facial treatments.
There are only a handful of reasons why Dr. Miller may recommend you postpone your procedure or even not have the procedure:
You have just had a facial surgery or any type of surgical procedure and are still healing.
You are pregnant.
You are breast feeding.
You are a heavy smoker and are not willing to stop for at least two weeks before and two weeks after your rhinoplasty (heavy smoking can interfere with the body’s ability to heal).
You are a heavy drinker and are not willing to stop for at least two weeks before and two weeks after your procedure (heavy drinking can also interfere with your body’s healing ability).
You have blood clot issues or a blood disorder or are taking any medication to thin the blood or help form clots.
You have an autoimmune disease.
You have an allergy to anesthetic.
You are under the age of 13.
You will likely have many questions about what happens during a rhinoplasty procedure, what recovery will be like, how to prepare and more. You will have an opportunity to ask all of your questions during your initial consultation with Dr. Miller.
In the meantime, here are some of the most frequently asked questions our patients bring to their consultation appointments.
How do I know if I am a candidate for an Erbium-YAG Laser Wash™?
An individual consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, Dr. Agarwal, Dr. Maloney, or Dr. Gill, is the best way to determine which procedure is best suited to meet your goals. During this consultation, the surgeon will examine you, and discuss which laser is ideal for your face and needs.
How long will the procedure last?
An Arctic Laser Wash™ is performed in the office with local anesthesia. At minimum, topical anesthetic cream is applied. Often, nerve block injections are also administered by the physician to numb areas of the face. Some patients may choose to have an oral prescription medication to help them relax prior to the procedure.
What kind of post-treatment care is required after an Arctic Peel™ or Arctic Laser Wash™?
Usually gentle cleansing and application of Aquaphor ointment is required until you peel. With the Arctic peel™, this may take 2-3 days. With the Arctic Laser Wash™, this may take 4-7 days.
After an Arctic Peel™ or Arctic Laser Wash™, how long will the laser sites be red?
a. After an Arctic Peel™, the laser sites are usually pink for about 5-7 days, but make-up can be used to cover this 3 days after treatment.
b. After an Arctic Laser Wash™, camouflage make-up can be worn 5-7 days after the procedure. The pink color will face to normal skin color over an average of 3-4 weeks.
Does an Arctic Laser Wash™ hurt?
With a deeper Arctic Laser Wash™, patients experience a burning sensation for an average of 3-4 hours, after which they have a tight sensation. The tight sensation is alleviated by application of Aquaphor ointment and improves once the skin peels (average day 4-7).