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About Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of procedures performed by Dr. Mourad, and may be needed for a number of reasons. While this is often strictly a cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty is sometimes necessary to repair trauma or other damage to the nose which is causing issues with breathing or other important functions. Some patients have had rhinoplasty procedures in the past which either failed to address functional issues or resulted in an unwanted physical appearance.

Dr. Mourad has extensive experience performing both aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty surgery on patients of all ages and will work with you to make sure that your surgery has the best possible outcome.

Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose, is one of the most frequently performed surgeries by Dr. Mourad. With its versatile applications, rhinoplasty is a complex and intricate procedure that requires a skilled and experienced surgeon.

While commonly thought of as a cosmetic procedure, rhinoplasty is also used to repair trauma or damage to the nose that may impact breathing or other important functions. Dr. Mourad’s extensive experience performing both aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty ensures that patients receive the highest level of care and attention to detail.

With a meticulous eye for detail and a gentle touch, Dr. Mourad will work closely with you to understand your unique goals and create a customized plan for the best possible outcome. From the first consultation to the final checkup, you can expect personalized care, compassion, and expertise from Dr. Mourad and his team.

Under the skilled hands of Dr. Mourad, rhinoplasty can be a transformative experience that not only enhances the appearance of your nose but also improves its function. Let us help you achieve your vision of a nose that is both aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.

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What is Rhinoplasty Surgery, or Nose Job?

Nasal surgeries can be split in two different branches of rhinoplasty surgery: functional rhinoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty.

Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aiming to correct nasal breathing issues. These functional issues can be caused by septal deviation which can be fixed by working on nasal structures. The goal for this surgery is to give the patient a functional nose.

The second branch of rhinoplasty is cosmetic procedure. Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves a surgery that aims aesthetic outcome like a crooked nose, large dorsal hump, wide nose or any feature appearance feature of the nose that is disliked by a patient that does not involve functional issues of the nose.

Rhinoplasty surgery usually refers to reshaping of the nose. There are two distinct branches of rhinoplasty: functional and cosmetic. Each type of rhinoplasty serves a unique purpose, and both require the skillful hands of an experienced surgeon.

Functional rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to address issues with nasal breathing. These functional problems can be caused by a septal deviation, broken nose, or nasal valve collapse. The ultimate goal of functional rhinoplasty is to provide patients with a nose that functions properly, allowing for improved breathing and overall quality of life.

On the other hand, cosmetic rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose. This type of rhinoplasty can address a variety of issues, such as a crooked nose, a large dorsal hump, or a wide nose. Unlike functional rhinoplasty, cosmetic rhinoplasty does not address functional issues of the nose. Instead, it focuses solely on improving the appearance of the nose to better suit the patient’s desired aesthetic outcome

When considering rhinoplasty, it’s crucial to understand that functional and cosmetic outcomes are often interrelated, and not mutually exclusive. Improving the functionality of the nose can often lead to improved aesthetics, while addressing cosmetic concerns can also lead to improved function.

However, it’s important to approach cosmetic improvements with care and attention to functional aspects. Making changes to the nose purely for aesthetic reasons can potentially compromise its function, resulting in breathing difficulties or other functional issues.

This is why choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is crucial. A surgeon who specializes in both functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty will be able to carefully balance the two aspects, ensuring that any changes made to the nose are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

By prioritizing both function and aesthetics, you can achieve a truly transformative result. A nose that not only looks great but also functions properly can improve your quality of life and boost your confidence, leading to a happier, more fulfilling life.

Patient safety is our number one priority along with making sure you have the nose you always wanted. Make an appointment with Dr. Mourad, a Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon for a rhinoplasty consultation.

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What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can offer a variety of benefits for individuals who are unhappy with the appearance or function of their nose. Some of the benefits of rhinoplasty may include:

  1. Improved appearance: Rhinoplasty can alter the size and shape of the nose, improving its overall appearance and creating a more harmonious facial balance.
  2. Correct breathing problems: Rhinoplasty can correct structural issues in the nose that cause breathing difficulties, such as a deviated septum or narrow nasal passages.
  3. Boost self-confidence: Improved appearance and corrected breathing problems can lead to increased self-confidence and improved quality of life.
  4. Enhance facial symmetry: A well-proportioned nose can enhance the overall symmetry of the face and improve aesthetic harmony.
  5. Correct birth defects or injuries: Rhinoplasty can correct birth defects or injuries that affect the appearance or function of the nose.
  6. Address sinus issues  LINK TO SINUS DEPARTMENT: In some cases, rhinoplasty can address chronic sinus issues that are caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

Overall, rhinoplasty can improve both the aesthetic appearance and the function of the nose, leading to a more positive self-image and improved quality of life.

How is Rhinoplasty Surgery Performed?

Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure can take several hours. During the surgery, Dr. Mourad will make incisions inside the nose or on the outside of the nose, depending on the type of surgery being performed. Dr. Mourad will then reshape the nose by removing or adding tissue as needed.

What is the Recovery like from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Immediately after the surgery, patients will typically experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the nose and eyes. Pain medication and cold compresses can help manage these symptoms.

In the first few days after surgery, patients should rest and avoid any strenuous activity. It’s also important to avoid blowing the nose or getting the nose wet. Patients may have a nasal splint or packing in their nostrils to help support the new shape of the nose.

After about a week, the splint and any stitches will be removed. Swelling and bruising will begin to subside, although some mild swelling may persist for several weeks or even months.

Patients should continue to avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks after the surgery, as well as any activities that could cause injury to the nose. They should also avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses that rest on the nose for several weeks.

Most patients are able to return to work or school within two weeks of the surgery, although some may require more time. Full recovery can take several months, as the nose continues to heal and the final results become apparent.

What are the risks and complications of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries some risks and potential complications. These may include:

  1. Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during or after the surgery can cause complications and may require further treatment or even a blood transfusion.
  2. Infection: Infection is a risk with any surgical procedure. Patients may need antibiotics or other treatments to manage an infection.
  3. Reaction to anesthesia: Some patients may experience an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used during the surgery.
  4. Scarring: There may be visible scarring at the incision site or on the nose. However, experienced surgeons use techniques to minimize scarring.
  5. Breathing difficulties: In some cases, rhinoplasty can lead to breathing difficulties if the surgery causes changes to the nasal passages.
  6. Changes to skin sensation: Some patients may experience changes in skin sensation, such as numbness or tingling, around the surgical area.
  7. Unsatisfactory results: In some cases, the final results of the surgery may not meet the patient’s expectations.
  8. Revision surgery: Some patients may require revision surgery if the initial surgery did not achieve the desired results or if there were complications during the healing process.

It’s important for patients to discuss the potential risks and complications of rhinoplasty with their surgeon before undergoing the procedure. Patients can also minimize the risks by choosing an experienced and qualified surgeon and following post-operative instructions carefully.

Why Choose Dr. Mourad for Your Rhinoplasty Surgery?

If you are looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon, you want the best possible surgeon to help you achieve your desired results, and for that you need the best. It is important to find a skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome.

Dr. Mourad: Experience and Skills

Dr. Mourad has years of experience in performing nose surgeries and is considered one of the best in the country. He currently serves as a Fellowship Director in the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS), responsible for training future surgeons.

He uses the latest techniques and technology to ensure that his patients get the best possible results. He is highly skilled in both traditional and minimally invasive techniques, allowing you to choose the best option for your needs. He is also up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field to ensure that he is always providing the best possible care to his patients.

Customized Treatment Plans: Meeting Your Unique Needs

Dr. Mourad believes that every patient is unique taking the time to understand your specific needs and goals. He works with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and helps you achieve your desired results.

He will evaluate your nose and discuss your goals with you to determine the best course of action. He will explain the procedure to you in detail and answer any questions you may have. He will also provide you with pre- and post-operative care instructions to ensure that you have a smooth and successful recovery.

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Different Types of Rhinoplasty Surgeries for different facial features and goals

Are you considering cosmetic plastic surgeries as a way to improve your nose aesthetic? Here are the different rhinoplasty offered by Dr. Mourad in New York City. Each approach targets different goals for surgery, but don't worry: Dr. Mourad will work with you to determine the best approach to create your dream nose.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Revision rhinoplasty (Secondary Rhinoplasty) is a complex facial plastic surgery that requires a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon. It's performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 2-4 hours. Unlike primary rhinoplasty, the surgeon has to work with existing structures that may have been altered. The incisions are made inside the nostrils or across the columella to access the bone and cartilage, which the surgeon reshapes to achieve the desired nose shape. After reshaping, the skin and tissues are redraped and incisions are closed with a splint applied to maintain shape during healing. Recovery time is longer with revision rhinoplasty, with common side effects being swelling and bruising for several weeks. Multiple surgeries may be needed to achieve desired results. This rhinoplasty procedure carries a higher risk of complications and it's important to choose a highly experienced surgeon and have realistic expectations.

What Is An Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgery?

The ethnic rhinoplasty is a complex nose surgery procedure that requires a deep understanding of the anatomy and structure of the nose, as well as the cultural background of the patient. It offers the opportunity to improve the appearance of the nose while preserving and enhancing the patient's ethnic identity. The procedure typically involves reshaping the underlying bone and cartilage to achieve the desired shape and size of the nose while preserving the patient's cultural and ethnic identity. The plastic surgeon must have a thorough understanding of the anatomy and cultural background of the patient to ensure the best possible outcome. As with any plastic surgery, this rhinoplasty surgery requires a good understanding of realistic expectations from the patient and ensures to choose highly experienced and qualified facial plastic surgeons to perform this rhinoplasty procedure.

What Is A Primary Rhinoplasty?

Primary rhinoplasty is performed on individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose or have functional problems with their nose, such as difficulty with nasal breathing. The procedure typically involves making incisions to access the underlying nasal bones and cartilage, reshaping the bone and cartilage as necessary to achieve the desired shape and size of the nose, and then redraping the skin and soft tissues over the new shape. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take between 1 to 3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. The recovery time for a primary rhinoplasty can be several weeks, during which time the patient may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

What Is Teenage Rhinoplasty?

Usually, candidates for teenage rhinoplasty are between 16 and 18. The procedure is similar to a primary rhinoplasty and involves reshaping the underlying nasal bones and cartilage to achieve the desired shape and size of the nose. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take between 1 to 3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. The recovery time for a teenage rhinoplasty can be several weeks after surgery, during which time the patient may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

What Is A Male Rhinoplasty?

Male rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to improve the appearance and, in some cases, the function of a man's nose. It addresses issues such as correcting deformities, enhancing facial harmony, improving breathing, and boosting self-confidence. The procedure is tailored to retain or enhance masculine features. It can involve reshaping the nose through surgical techniques, with incisions made inside or outside the nostrils. It's essential to consult with a qualified surgeon for a personalized plan.

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What Are The Two Surgical Techniques For A Rhinoplasty?

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty is an approach to cosmetic surgery that involves a horizontal incision made at the base of the columella, the vertical length of skin that divides the nostrils, as well as along the inside of the nostrils. In this procedure, your surgeon has direct visibility of the cartilage near the tip of the nose allowing for better precision and greater control. The columellar incision is what differentiates the open rhinoplasty to the closed procedure.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed approach rhinoplasty is a technique that hides the incision inside the nose. These incisions play an important role in determining which type of alterations can be made during surgery, and how your surgeon can alter the cartilage at the tip of the nose. This technique is usually used by cosmetic surgeons when limited adjustments are needed, such as redefining nasal bridge, correct bumps, or dorsal humps. Since the surgeon will not have as much access to internal nasal structures as in an open procedure, only small changes to your nose shape of size can be done with a closed procedure.

The Primary Difference Between Open Rhinoplasty And Closed Rhinoplasty Is Which Incisions Are Made During The Surgical Process.


How long does a nose job last?

While some cosmetic plastic surgeries require a revision after several years, it is not the case with a rhinoplasty. A good rhinoplasty will last you a lifetime, so it is important to choose the right plastic surgeon. In fact, the only reason you would ever need a revision or additional surgery after a nose job is if you are not satisfied by the results, which is why finding the right surgeon for your rhinoplasty is essential.


Are there non-surgical rhinoplasty options?

Yes. You can have a liquid rhinoplasty, which is a nonsurgical option to traditional rhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty is non-surgical because the surgeons use fillers to improve the contours and reshape the nose. This procedure is a good alternative for patients who are not fit for invasive surgery or don't want to go through a surgery. This type of non-surgical rhinoplasty is a temporary approach that addresses issues like dorsal hump, drooping nasal tip or nose asymmetry. Patients with unobstructed breathing are good fit for this type of procedure.


Can a rhinoplasty change the angle of your nose?

Yes. A rhinoplasty can change the angle of your nose with cartilage grafting.To obtain the desired appearance, your surgeons can use surgery to work on the cartilage in the nasal tip by using sutures and incisions. Your surgeons can proceed with a cartilage graft which can be taken from your nasal septum to further elevate or rotate your tip, all according to your aesthetic goals.

What are the risks of a rhinoplasty procedure?

Obviously there are possible risks for rhinoplasty patients, even if it is an outpatient procedure. While there are more positive surgical outcomes following a cosmetic surgery and weeks after surgery, you should also be aware of risks. Here is a list of possible risks:

Aesthetic outcome issues

There is always the possibility of not liking the end results.In fact, unsatisfactory nasal appearance or nose angle is a possibility if you don't communicate your expectations with your surgeons. Aesthetic outcome issues are why you should be careful when looking for a cosmetic surgeon if you don't want to have to get a secondary rhinoplasty.

Septal perforations

A hole in the nasal septum is a rare risk, but not impossible. Additional surgical treatment may be necessary to repair the septal cartilage but it may be impossible to correct this complication.

Poor rhinoplasty scars

Following a rhinoplasty, certain patients have experienced poor wound healing or scarring.

Breathing challenges

Surgery involving changing your nose can affect your nasal passages or other features of your nose that grants unobstructed breathing.

Bleeding and infection

Considering rhinoplasty requires incisions and different techniques that play with your initial structure, you can experience side effects such as infection and bleeding following the nose surgery.

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