what is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to alter the shape and size of the nose. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, rhinoplasty can also help improve breathing function in some patients. To help men and women across Doylestown, PA achieve improved facial balance and harmony, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino is pleased to offer rhinoplasty. While carrying out this treatment, he utilizes delicate surgical techniques to produce subtle, natural-looking outcomes. Even though rhinoplasty consists of fine changes and adjustments, the results reaped usually are very dramatic.
At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty can be utilized to make a nose appear smaller in size or elegantly reshape a nose that is too large or wide. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions properly. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will assess your facial structure and listen attentively to your concerns and goals before developing a plan for treatment to achieve your desired results.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
who can get rhinoplasty?
Men and women at least 16 years in age could be potential candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose and have specific concerns you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be an appropriate solution. Before receiving this appearance-altering treatment, it's important to discuss your goals and have realistic expectations for your outcomes. Typically, patients who benefit the most from rhinoplasty are those who:
- Are physically healthy
- Do not smoke
- Have fully mature facial features or are at least 16 years old
- Have a deviated septum and require correction
how is rhinoplasty done?
At Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, cosmetic nose surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty encompasses a range of surgical techniques to suit your unique concerns and goals. Dr. Tamburrino completes nose surgery utilizing either an open or closed technique. Although each patient's situation and desires are different, the objective of every rhinoplasty procedure is to remove excess tissue and cartilage or to build and increase cartilage as needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is draped over the newly enhanced framework, and sutures are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external crease.
What to Expect
Upon completion of your rhinoplasty, you will rest comfortably in the recovery suite and then you will be released to recover at home. The nose will be very swollen and bruised for a few days. Nearly every patient will experience bruising and discoloration beneath the eyes and around the nose following their procedure, but this can be alleviated with ice packs and pain medication. Your post-operative follow-up with Dr. Tamburrino will be scheduled within a couple of days after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty. During this recovery period, strenuous activity (such as exercise) should be avoided.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered. If you are considering applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Tamburrino during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed paperwork and information to your insurance so your claim can be processed.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which can help you determine the ideal look you're hoping to get out of rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to improve the internal structure of the nose for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is centered around improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This is often a consideration if you are African American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino, you can talk about what you like about your nose and what you want to change. This will allow him to customize your treatment plan so you can achieve your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients may consider combining nose surgery with another cosmetic procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Combining surgeries for a more dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you choose which procedures should be included in your complete treatment plan. Rhinoplasty can often help make your whole face appear more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Being insecure with the look of your nose is a common issue shared by women, men, and teens alike. Although nobody's face is perfectly symmetrical, achieving a smaller, more attractive nose shape can help improve the balance of your features and enhance your facial harmony. Rhinoplasty is one of the most widely performed cosmetic surgeries in the world because of the dramatic changes that can be gained with subtle changes and delicate surgical techniques. To find out if you could benefit from cosmetic nose surgery, contact our team at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, PA to set up your one-on-one consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
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