Nose Surgery

What is Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?

Designed to improve the cosmetic appearance or functionality of the human nose, rhinoplasty is an invasive surgical procedure that can have long-lasting effects on self-esteem. This type of surgery is usually performed by a plastic surgeon that specializes in otolaryngology or head-and-neck operations. Ensuring your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a great start in reducing post-op risks, complications, and scarring.

Is Rhinoplasty for You?

noseRhinoplasty is one of the most challenging types of plastic surgery, but it is arguably the most effective and life-altering of all procedures. Small or large changes to the shape of your nose can make a dramatic difference in the balance of your face. You want to ensure you are in the best care possible when you move forward with your rhinoplasty, so look no further.

Dr. Armenta is an expert in cosmetic surgery, awarded in 2021 and 2022 by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top Plastic Surgeons in the country for Rhinoplasty. His goal is always to produce the best cosmetic result possible, regardless of whether he’s performing rhinoplasty, cleft nose repair, or a dropping nose correction.

Dr. Armenta believes in a conservative, patient-centric approach. Patients who choose him are looking for a surgeon with a gentle manner and honest approach. If you are looking for the best call and schedule today!

At the very least, patients seeking nose reconstruction should be in their mid-to-late teens. This ensures the nasal bones have matured enough and the shape of the nose is stabilized. Be sure to discuss your final expectations with your surgeon. He or she will be able to tell you what is viable and possible with your existing nose and face shape.

Making the Decision for Rhinoplasty in Syracuse NY


We are thrilled you are considering Rhinoplasty with Dr. Enrique Armenta. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is among the most respected cosmetic surgeons in New York. For many patients unhappy with their nose, it can also be a major source of insecurity, but It’s not something you have to live with. Dr. Armenta has the experience and skill to refine your nose, giving you results that you have always dreamed of in a safe and comfortable environment.

Some of the most common types of Rhinoplasties are:

● Complete Rhinoplasty

● Nasal tip surgery (tip definition)

● Nasal width reduction (narrowing rhinoplasty)

● Nasal straightening (correction of nasal deviation)

● Ethnic Rhinoplasty

● Revision Rhinoplasty

Suppose you are considering Syracuse rhinoplasty surgery at your consultation. In that case, Dr. Armenta will listen to your wants and needs and evaluate whether you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure. He will also outline the process and risks while customizing a treatment plan perfect for you. Our team will help supply you with all the information you need to make such a big decision, including cost. Rhinoplasty starting $8,500

We encourage you to call Casia at (315) 930-4354 to schedule your consultation today! This is your time to ensure your expectations, questions, and concerns are herd and addressed, and we look meeting you.

Not all plastic surgeons are created equal. You must find a doctor you trust that is board-certified. Once a doctor passes his state and specialty training exams, he is considered as such. However, several medical and certification boards are created by and for plastic surgeons. They are not all equal. State medical licensure does not limit a physician to only practicing the specialty they were trained in. Research your surgeon and ensure he is board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. That means he or she has passed the highest competency exams in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Understanding Nasal Surgery

This procedure is usually performed in two main ways: open or closed. Variations between the two mainly include where the incisions are placed and, in turn, where healing or scarring will take place. Other than that, the process is essentially the same. Whether incised inside the nostril or along the bottom septum, skin and soft tissue will be separated from bone and cartilage. Scalpels or chisels will be used to remove bony humps of cartilage, or transplant materials may add support and shape.

Rhinoplasty surgery may also be classified as primary, secondary, functional, or reconstructive, depending on if it is the first time surgery has been performed on the nose and the overall purpose of the surgery. Primary reconstructive rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic procedure selected by men and women to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of their noses. Secondary procedures refer to any sort of post-operative revision.

As with any invasive surgery, rhinoplasty operations have a similar set of potential side effects and risks. Negative reaction to anesthesia, hematoma formation, seroma formation, blood clots, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, irregularities, extended healing, or wound dehiscence may all occur. Most of these risks are very rare and highly dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon operating. As such, it is important to thoroughly research the physician you trust your nose with and ensure you find someone highly skilled. Maximizing positive results from the surgery also involves outlining your expectations, questions, and concerns from the onset. A good surgeon can openly and candidly address your concerns and ensure you are fully prepared for the pre-and post-operative periods.

What to Expect After Nose Surgery

Recovery from rhinoplasty usually involves wearing a metal splint taped to the nose for at least one week. A small amount of pain, redness, swelling, bruising, or inflammation may be present and is a normal part of the healing process. However, these should all gradually subside over a week or two. Be sure to report any increase in pain or swelling to your doctor immediately. Other temporary side effects may include loss of sense of smell or nasal whistling. Both may recover spontaneously as the septum heals or require further post-operative revision to correct the problem. Of note, rhinoplasty has the most number of post-operative revision surgeries of any cosmetic procedure performed in North America. This high revision rate speaks to how important it is to find a surgeon you trust who can give you a realistic idea of what to expect with your new nose.

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To learn more about rhinoplasty contact Syracuse Plastic Surgery. Call our Syracuse, NY office at (315) 930-4354 to schedule a consultation.


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