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Rhinoplasty

The nose is at the center of the face, and it's one of the first things people notice when they see us. Sometimes, the nose is in balance with the rest of the face, and everything flows together nicely. Unfortunately for many of us, the shape and contour of the nose doesn't work with the rest of the face. It could be a bump on the bridge of the nose, or the tip could be too round, or the nose may stick out too far from the face. Sometimes we get mom's nose with dad's face, or visa versa. With rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, in Albany, NY, Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can help you find the nose to fit your face.

Dr. Rockmore approaches each procedure with precision and artistic vision to reveal each patient's unique beauty. To get started, request a free consultation using his online form or call his office at (518) 438-0505.

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Patient underwent rhinoplasty with removal of dorsal hump and refinement of nose tip.

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This young woman developed a change in the shape of her nose and inability to breathe through her nose after a car accident. She underwent a rhinoplasty to reshape the nose and remove the bump. At the same time, she had a septoplasty to help straighten the nose and enable her to breath. She feels an...

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Nose reshaping surgery improved the appearance of this teen's entire face.

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Patient underwent nasal enhancement.

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This young man had a crooked nose and difficulty breathing. He underwent a rhinoplasty to straighten and reshape his nose. The surgery also improved his breathing.

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This young woman had a rhinoplasty to remove the hump on her nose and make it more proportionate to the rest of her face. She healed quite quickly from this and is happy with the results.

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Patient underwent nasal enhancement with removal of dorsal hump and tip refinement.

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Are You a Candidate?

Patients seek rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Some noses change shape after an injury. Some noses simply develop a shape that is out of balance with the face. Common reasons for considering a nasal reshaping include:

  • Dorsal hump: This is a bump that can occur on the bridge of the nose that can give the nose a hook shape. The height of the nasal bridge and its contour are determined by the underlying bone and cartilage of the septum.
  • Bulbous tip: The tip of the nose can be overly round. The shape of the tip is determined by the underlying tip cartilage, which can be too round or too large.
  • Size: The nose can be out of proportion with the rest of the face in its length, width, or projection from the cheeks (height). In many cases, it is a combination of all 3.
  • Crooked nose: From either previous injury or simply the way they grow, noses can be crooked. This has many components, including both the septum and the nasal bones.

A rhinoplasty can enhance the size and shape of your nose to fit the rest of your face. Not every face is the same, and neither should be every nose. Dr. Rockmore takes an individualized approach to sculpt your nose and ensure results look natural. During your consultation, you will discuss what bothers you about your nose. Dr. Rockmore will carefully examine your nose and then explain the specific options for your treatment. As he no longer believes that computer generated images give an accurate depiction of what your nose will look like, they are not used. Rather, an open dialogue between you and Dr. Rockmore will address the goals of your procedure and the result you can expect.

Why Choose Dr. Rockmore for Rhinoplasty

  • Experience with hundreds of nasal surgeries performed over more than 15 years in practice
  • Artistic vision to carefully craft your rhinoplasty to fit your face and provide a natural look
  • Technical expertise to safely perform your surgery and give you the nose of your dreams
  • Frequently asked to perform revision rhinoplasty to correct noses done elsewhere due to his expertise and experience

My rhinoplasty was a comfortable and worthwhile operation, and I am impressed with his quality of work, which I consider to be flawless.

Read more testimonials from Dr. Rockmore's real patients.

Your Rhinoplasty Options

There are 2 types of rhinoplasty: an open and a closed technique. A closed rhinoplasty, which uses incisions within the nostrils, is appropriate for noses that require minimal adjustment of the tip. If there is an isolated bump, and the majority of the enhancement is focused on the bridge of the nose, a closed, or endonasal, approach may be used. For most people, improvement of the tip of the nose is also desired. In this case, an open rhinoplasty is a better option. This leaves a small, well-concealed scar on the columella that fades nicely. You can see the difference in these approaches in the illustration below.

During a rhinoplasty, the anatomy of the nose is altered to improve its shape and size, including:

  • Lowering of the height and removal of the hump: This is done by trimming the height of the cartilage of the septum and the nasal bones.
  • Reshaping the tip: This is done by reducing the width of the tip cartilages and changing their shape with sutures.
  • Narrowing the nose: This is done by carefully cutting the nasal bones and shifting their location.

Dr. Rockmore tailors each of these steps to meet your individual needs.

Liquid Rhinoplasty: A Non-Surgical Alternative

For patients looking for an alternative to the traditional rhinoplasty, Dr. Rockmore specializes in liquid nose jobs. This non-surgical approach utilizes soft tissue fillers to address nasal bumps and humps as well as moderately reshape and straighten the nose. The injectables can also be used to improve the shape, size, and position of the nasal tip. The procedure, which takes just minutes, is performed right in our office and has no recovery time.

Your Rhinoplasty & Recovery

Nasal surgeries are performed at the fully accredited surgery center near our office. You will meet with Dr. Rockmore immediately before your procedure and be able to ask any last-minute questions. The procedure is done under general anesthesia provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist. After your procedure, you will have a small plastic splint in place but can shower the day after your rhinoplasty. You will be asked to keep your head elevated for a week after your surgery and avoid heavy glasses and sunglasses while your nose heals. Most women and men can return to work within 10 days and are back to exercise within 2 weeks.

Your nose will continue to soften and heal over time. Before you know it, it will be a part of your new and improved look, and you can forget that it was ever any other way.

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