About the Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty improves the appearance of the nose, and it’s perhaps one of the oldest and most popular forms of cosmetic surgery. Rhinoplasties can be either open or closed, and Dr. Parakh is a rhinoplasty surgeon in New Jersey with extensive experience performing both procedures. 

What Rhinoplasty Can Address

  • An overly large or disproportionate nose
  • A crooked or off-center nose
  • A nose that is too wide
  • A bump on the ridge of the nose
  • A nasal tip that is large, bulbous, upturned, or drooping 
  • Overly large nostrils
  • Asymmetry 
  • Breathing problems

What to Expect During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Before your rhinoplasty, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Parakh at her office in Englewood, NJ. During this consultation, you’ll have a detailed consultation with Dr. Parakh to determine your ideal nose shape. This consultation takes approximately one hour, during which time Dr. Parakh will use computer imaging technology to show you what your new nose could look like. 

The two of you will then discuss alterations that you’d like to make, which will be reflected on the computer imagining screen. From there, you can enter surgery with the confidence that you know what you’ve signed up for. The consultation is also the ideal time and place to ask Dr. Parakh any questions you may have. 

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“I saw Dr. Parakh for a rhinoplasty. She was incredibly knowledgeable and did a wonderful job. Recovery was reasonably quick; she made the process very enjoyable. I only wish I had done it sooner. Thank you!”

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Details

The rhinoplasty surgery itself will take approximately one hour and because Dr. Parakh doesn’t use packing, there should be minimal bruising. At worst, there will be light discomfort when you wake up. You will then be free to go home.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is conducted through a “bridging” cut, where the incisions of the left and right nostril are connected. With this process, the nasal skin is easy to pull back and Dr. Parakh will have complete access to the structure of your nose.

This is the primary benefit of open rhinoplasty. The ease of access to all parts of the nose allows Dr. Parakh to make more dramatic changes to the nasal structure.

As added bonuses, open rhinoplasty carries the smallest risk of distorting cartilage and is the only procedure that allows for total reshaping of the nasal tip.

There is, of course, a downside. Visible scarring is more likely with the open rhinoplasty technique. The good news is that these scars are often difficult to spot, being only 4-5 mm long and located on the undersurface of the nose.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a much milder procedure wherein the Dr. Parakh will create two separate incisions — one in each nostril. This procedure provides less access to the full structure of the nose, but she will still have some access to the nose’s bone structure.

The most common reason that people elect to undergo closed rhinoplasty is that the scars will be on the inside of the nostril and thus all but invisible. Because this procedure doesn’t involve completely opening up the nasal structure, the recovery time is typically shorter than for patients who have undergone an open rhinoplasty. The disadvantage of this procedure is that, since the left and right nostril’s incisions are disconnected, repositioning skin around the nose’s new shape can be difficult. The operation is completed using narrow surgical openings, which means that Dr. Parakh has limited opportunities to change the overall shape of the nose. As the final downside, this procedure carries increased risk of cartilage distortion, as altering the nasal structure requires substantial skin stretching.

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Recovery

After 24 hours, you’ll be able to wash your hair without worry of irritating your nose. Your cast will come off 3-5 days post-surgery, and aside from avoiding extensive physical activity for a few weeks, you’ll be free to rejoin public life without worry within the week.

Choosing the Right Rhinoplasty Technique

The decision between open or closed rhinoplasty is always personal, but it can usually be summed up as follows:

If you’re hoping for a major change in the shape of your nose and can tolerate a small, near-invisible scar on the undersurface, then opt for open rhinoplasty. If, however, you only want minor changes and want to be positive that there’s no chance of a scar showing and you can accept the risk of cartilage distortion, then closed rhinoplasty is the right option for you. Regardless of what procedure you settle on, Dr. Parakh is more than qualified to provide you with the quality rhinoplasty that you deserve.

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Who Makes the Best Rhinoplasty Candidate?

Dr. Parakh is located in Englewood, NJ and proudly serves the surrounding New Jersey area. If you’re considering undergoing rhinoplasty with her, you may be an excellent candidate.

Those who typically make the best patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of their nose
  • Are over the age of 15
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Have trouble breathing or sleeping due to a deviated septum 
  • Have realistic expectations for what a rhinoplasty can accomplish
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Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Welcome to our warm, friendly, professional practice: Parakh Plastic Surgery. Founded by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shwetambara Parakh, our practice focuses on personalized care, never adopting a cookie-cutter approach. Besides being double board certified, Dr. Parakh is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons, a RealSelf Top Doctor, a NewBeauty Top Beauty Doctor, and a Castle Connolly Top Doctor®. We believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. From all of us at Dr. Parakh’s office, we look forward to working with you and scheduling your rhinoplasty consultation at our Englewood, NJ practice.

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