Rhinoplasty Surgery Boston
Perfect the Size and Shape of Your Nose
More generally known as a "nose job,"rhinoplasty surgery is among the most common procedures that Dr. Arnold S. Lee performs for Boston and Norwood, Massachusetts area patients. The procedure is popular throughout the United States, with nearly 300,000 patients undergoing the surgery each year. Although rhinoplasty is common, it is important for patients to choose a qualified physician to perform the surgery. Dr. Lee is widely regarded as an expert in facial plastic surgery. He works with his patients to determine their individual needs and help them achieve balanced, natural-looking results.
More about Rhinoplasty Surgery
The nose is the most important facial feature relative to the overall appearance of the face. Rhinoplasty surgery is a procedure that allows Dr. Lee to re-proportion the nose to better sit one's face. This can be done by smoothing the profile, reducing or raising the nasal tip, or straightening a crooked nose to create a more symmetrical look. Patients who have previously injured their noses, suffer from blockage, or have conditions such as a deviated septum may also have this surgery to correct breathing difficulties. Dr. Lee has years of experience in teaching and practicing the techniques of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Since opening his practice, Dr. Lee has helped hundreds of patients build their self-confidence by enhancing the appearance of their noses.
Undergoing Rhinoplasty Surgery
Before deciding whether to undergo any facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, patients meet with Dr. Lee in an extensive consultation. During this time, Dr. Lee listens to his patients concerns, assesses whether patients are healthy enough for the surgery, addresses surgical goals, and answers any questions that arise. Patients have a candid discussion with Dr. Lee about why they want to have rhinoplasty surgery and the outcome that they desire. By understanding each patient’s motivation and expectations, Dr. Lee is able to deliver outstanding results. Patients can expect to have pictures taken of the face so that Dr. Lee can make an accurate plan for reshaping the nose.
There are two common methods for performing rhinoplasty surgery: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Lee discusses the anesthesia options associated with either procedure. The main difference between open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty is where the incisions are made. In closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee makes incisions inside the nostril, while in open rhinoplasty, an additional incision is made across the columella, the tissue that separates the nostrils. These incisions give Dr. Lee access to the nasal tissue, allowing him to alter the shape of the nose. Dr. Lee can add, remove, or rearrange nasal cartilage. If needed, Dr. Lee can also modify a patient’s bone structure. The decision to have open or closed rhinoplasty surgery depends on the extent of work that needs to be performed. Dr. Lee works with patients to determine which method is best suited to their individual cases. After closing the incisions, Dr. Lee places splints or other supportive structures in the nose to aid the healing process and preserve the new shape of the nose.
What to Expect after Rhinoplasty Surgery
While the results of rhinoplasty surgery are not immediate, they are long lasting. Patients who undergo rhinoplasty surgery will see gradual changes in the shape of their noses following the surgery. It can take up to one year for the finalized contours of the nose to be defined. Immediately after surgery, Dr. Lee provides patients with clear instructions for long-term care and for treating minor discomfort that may arise from the surgery. Following these instructions carefully allows patients to avoid complications and see optimal results as quickly as possible.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty Surgery
If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery, including the benefits, risks, and costs, please contact Lee Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery today. We are proud of the results that we’ve delivered to patients in the Boston and Norwood, Massachusetts areas.