The nose can be very tender after undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. Let's take a moment right now to look at the basics of rhinoplasty recovery and what you can expect from the process.
I have a Manhattan practice heavy in revision rhinoplasty. Many facial plastic surgeons love rhinoplasty, but are less interested in revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is more difficult and the results are less certain. Preparing a patient and his/her family for revision rhinoplasty is among the things about the operation I love most.
Sometimes patients need to undergo a secondary or corrective rhinoplasty surgery. We'd like to take an opportunity to go over the basics of revision rhinoplasty so you know what is involved and what to expect.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Minas Constantinides, serving all of NYC, discusses rhinoplasty costs and payment options.
Most patients decide they want to look better with a rhinoplasty, but don’t know anyone they can ask about who to go to and what their rhinoplasty recovery will be like. The easiest place to turn is the web, but how do you know that a good looking website reflects a really good surgeon with consistently good rhinoplasty results?
When I look at my colleagues’ websites, I try to cut through the fluff, like long-winded descriptions of the anatomy and nasal surgery approaches, and focus on the doctor’s actual results. This can be difficult. All rhinoplasty surgeons know the anatomy. But even in a market as big as Manhattan, there are only a handful of surgeons recognized as rhinoplasty masters. And they are not always the ones that proclaim themselves as masters.
So, here are my tips for finding the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Manhattan...
What is the liquid facelift and why would you do it? Patients who seek a non-surgical approach to facelifting or those who want to improve the appearance of their facial features may choose to try the liquid approach.
Dr. Constantinides is in Chicago this week chairing the largest rhinoplasty meeting ever held by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. The meeting attracted 436 facial plastic surgeons from 42 countries. Including spouses, 441 people came to Chicago from Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11 for a total of 44 hours of rhinoplasty instruction. The program was created by Dr. Constantinides, with input from Drs. David Kim and Peter Hilger.
Dr. Minas Constantinides, of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Medical Center, has recently introduced a revolutionary, state-of-the-art rhinoplasty technique into his practice: the use of PDS flexible plates for complex rhinoplasty surgeries. This technique is useful in a range of rhinoplasty procedures, including septoplasty, a procedure for correcting a badly deviated septum.
Last year, a patient of mine returned five years after her facelift with concerns about her lower eyelids. In particular, she had a bag lower than the usual bags from aging. Technically, this is called a festoon; she just called it ugly. No matter what she did, she could not get rid of it. She tried eye creams, low salt diets, massage and make-up. Nothing worked.