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A crooked, injured, or disproportionate nose can throw off your appearance, affecting your self-esteem and self-image.

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can improve the harmony of your facial features by reshaping your nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils.

Learn why patients in Boston, MA, trust Dr. Arnold S. Lee for their nose job and revision rhinoplasty needs.

Dramatic Results Are Possible Here's What a Nose Job Can Do for You

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A facial injury affected the shape of this patient's nose, twisting the nasal bridge and causing a dorsal bump. Dr. Lee straightened the nasal bridge, smoothed away the dorsal bump, improving this patient's ability to breathe. Notice how the final results restored her facial symmetry in a natural-looking way. If these results look appealing to you, consider speaking with a plastic surgeon about a rhinoplasty procedure.

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Changing the size, shape, and contours of your nose can revitalize the appearance of your face. It's why numerous people from Boston, MA, consult with Dr. Arnold S. Lee about rhinoplasty and other facial plastic surgery options.

Dr. Lee will assess your situation and go over your treatment options in full detail, helping you make a confident choice about surgery. Thanks to his years of experience performing rhinoplasties and teaching surgical techniques, Dr. Lee can correct the mistakes of other facial plastic surgeons to achieve satisfactory results.

Find out if you're a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Contact our plastic surgery center today for a consultation. You can also reach Dr. Lee and his staff by phone.

Call Our Plastic Surgery Center: 617-636-7702

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Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques

Closed Rhinoplasty

In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. This helps keep scars hidden from view. While discreet, plastic surgeons are limited in the changes they can make to the cartilage and other nasal structures.

Open Rhinoplasty

In an open rhinoplasty, an additional incision is made across the columella, the tissue that separates the nostrils. This extra incision helps surgeons make more dramatic changes to the cartilage and other structures of the nose.

Nasal splints are used to help support and protect the nose as it heals from surgery. They can be placed inside or outside the nose. Internal nasal splints are used to support the septum, while external nasal splints are attached to the nose using bandages or adhesive.

Which Surgery Option Is Right for Me?


The decision to perform an open or closed rhinoplasty depends on the extent of work that's needed to achieve a patient's aesthetic goals. When patients need more extensive work, an open rhinoplasty tends to be recommended. Dr. Lee will work with you to determine which method is right for your situation.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Correcting a Previous Surgery

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An initial rhinoplasty may not yield the results you want. The bridge may still be crooked, or you may require further tip defining. Dr. Lee can correct a previous nose job by performing a secondary surgical procedure known as a revision rhinoplasty. With revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee attempts to improve on the results of the first surgery and achieve a patient's true cosmetic goals.

During a consultation at our Boston plastic surgery center, Dr. Lee will go over your concerns. He will also note previous incision locations, changes to the cartilage structure of the nose, the shape of your nostrils, and other factors that could affect the revision technique.

Each revision is individualized to the patient to ensure natural-looking results and high levels of satisfaction.

Visit a Trusted Doctor for Your Rhinoplasty Dr. Lee Is a Plastic Surgery Educator at Tufts Medical Center

When undergoing any surgery, you want to ensure you're seeing a trusted doctor who's experienced in delivering safe and effective rhinoplasty results.

When he's not delivering stunning cosmetic surgery results for his Boston patients, Dr. Lee is teaching the next generation of cosmetic surgeons. He is the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, where he instructs future cosmetic surgeons in the latest techniques in the plastic surgery field.

If you're interested in working with a cosmetic surgeon who's reputable in the clinic and the classroom, request a consultation with Dr. Lee in Boston. You can contact us online or call us to get started.


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A Focus on Ethnic Noses Preserving Your Natural Beauty

Not all patients want a cookie-cutter nose that isn't representative of their individuality and heritage. In addition to revision surgery, Dr. Lee specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty, which focuses on giving you beautiful results while still representing your unique background. Patients with ethnic noses come to Dr. Lee to correct asymmetrical features, breathing problems, fractures, and other imperfections that detract from the natural beauty of their noses. 

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This patient came to our Boston practice after a nasal fracture that resulted in a twisted, asymmetrical nose. Dr. Lee kept the shape and structure of his nose intact while aligning the position of the bridge and refining the tip to give his entire face a more symmetrical appearance. The results still highlight the patient's natural features, but they bring better balance to his face as a whole. 

The Step-By-Step Process Of a Rhinoplasty Procedure

Dr. Lee will create a surgical plan that's personalized to your unique needs and goals. However, this timeline represents the general process you can expect when undergoing cosmetic nose surgery. 
Dr. Lee can keep the natural beauty of your nose intact while correcting any imperfections you're concerned about. 
Dr. Lee can keep the natural beauty of your nose intact while correcting any imperfections you're concerned about. 


Anesthesia makes the rhinoplasty process virtually painless. During your consultation, Dr. Lee will discuss the anesthesia options available to you, including local and general anesthesia.


Whether you receive a closed or open nose surgery, small incisions will be made to access your nasal structures. During a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are created inside the nostrils, but during open rhinoplasty, the incisions are created on the outside of the nose between the nostrils.


Dr. Lee will work through these small incisions to refine the areas you wish to change, such as the bridge, tip, nostrils, or septum of the nose. 


Depending on the extent of your surgery, non-dissolvable or dissolvable sutures will be used to close the small incisions on the inside or outside of your nose. 


Internal packing or a splint may be used to help your nose heal and contour it into the ideal position. 

How Can I Keep My Rhinoplasty Affordable? Financing is Available

While cosmetic procedures, like rhinoplasty, are not covered by insurance, we don't want this to keep you from the results you're looking for. We accept financing through CareCredit® so patients can break the cost of their procedures into manageable monthly payments with little or no interest.

"Nothing short of outstanding." Boston Patients Recommend Our Plastic Surgeon


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Everyone in the office was very nice and attentive. The nurse and the doctor were very professional and friendly too!

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My experience with Dr. Lee has been nothing short of outstanding. He is so caring, considerate and thoughtful, and I am ecstatic with the results of my septo/rhinoplasty. 

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Arnold S. Lee, M.D.

Arnold S. Lee, M.D. Lee Facial Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Arnold S. Lee is the director of facial plastic surgery at Tufts Medical Center. Named Top Doctor by Boston Magazine since 2017, Dr. Lee offers individualized care to every patient, and specializes in cosmetic enhancement for patients of color.

Dr. Lee has advanced education and training from the following distinguished institutions:

  • University of Virginia
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Illinois in Chicago

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery facility, request an appointment online or call us at (617) 636-7702.

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