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Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” is a delicate surgery that lets you reshape your nose to your specifications. Patients seek rhinoplasty to improve the balance of their features or correct asymmetries by refining the contours of the nostrils, tip, or bridge of their nose. Selecting your rhinoplasty surgeon is an important step. Dr. Christopher Godek of The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement is one of the premier rhinoplasty surgeons in New Jersey and in the United States. Read on to learn more about rhinoplasty surgery and the shapely, natural-looking results that are possible when you work with the right surgeon.
Improving Form and Function With Exceptional Results
The appearance of a person’s nose can dramatically affect their facial beauty. For individuals who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, an advanced nasal procedure known as rhinoplasty can often be an excellent surgical option. Sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty can be custom-tailored to refine the nasal bridge, the nostrils, and the tip of the nose, helping to improve the overall balance and harmony of your facial features. In addition, for those experiencing nasal breathing difficulties, a septoplasty procedure can be employed to correct a deviated septum or other structural issues that may be inhibiting proper airflow through the nasal passages.
Rhinoplasty at The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement
It is important to note that rhinoplasty is an incredibly complex and delicate procedure. Therefore, it should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience and proven results. Having conducted over one-thousand successful rhinoplasties throughout his career, Dr. Christopher P. Godek is highly skilled in this procedure and is regarded as one of the very best rhinoplasty surgeons in America. He considers rhinoplasty one of his favorite operations and is committed to achieving an ideal outcome while optimizing both your safety and comfort. Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Godek’s areas of special focus at our practice. You can find comprehensive information on primary rhinoplasty, revision (secondary) rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and non-surgical “liquid” rhinoplasty below. If you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Godek, please feel free to contact The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement today.
No More Makeup Tricks
Rhinoplasty can improve the size, contour, and function of the nose. More specifically, with Rhinoplasty New Jersey patients can expect the following benefits:
In addition to these benefits, rhinoplasty can often boost one’s self-image and self-esteem, helping many patients to feel more confident in their daily professional, personal, and social interactions.
We invite those interested in rhinoplasty to explore the information on this site related to the rhinoplasty procedure you may be considering, as well as our extensive before and after rhinoplasty gallery of Dr. Godek’s results. If you are considering rhinoplasty and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Godek, we invite you to contact our practice today. We look forward to learning about your goals and helping you achieve them.
A More Graceful Face
Dr. Godek performs both closed and open-tip rhinoplasty, and the specific technique employed will depend on the patient’s unique needs and goals. With a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nose, and nasal modifications are conducted with limited visual access to the underlying anatomy. Generally reserved for more complex cases, an open-tip rhinoplasty involves a small incision made across the base of the columella (the tissue separating the nostrils), allowing for the skin to be separated from the underlying nasal framework. All other incisions during open-tip rhinoplasty are then performed inside the nose.
Regardless of which approach is used, once the incisions are made, cartilage, bone, and the soft nasal tissues are carefully recontoured until an optimal outcome is achieved. While making these adjustments, Dr. Godek takes great care to use a “limited-touch” technique to help minimize tissue trauma and reduce post-operative side effects like bruising and swelling. In certain instances, a cartilage or bone graft taken from elsewhere in the body may be necessary to obtain the desired results. Performed under general anesthesia, the entire rhinoplasty procedure typically lasts between one to two hours, though this can vary based on the extent of the surgical correction involved. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, and the majority of patients are able to return home later the same day under the care and supervision of a close friend or family member.
Revision rhinoplasty — also known as secondary rhinoplasty — is a procedure intended to correct aesthetic or functional issues resulting from a previous nasal surgery. This treatment can often be performed using the same incisions utilized during the initial procedure to help limit potential scarring; however, some patients who originally underwent closed rhinoplasty may require an open-tip rhinoplasty, depending on the complexity of their current nasal issues. As with primary rhinoplasty, a bone or cartilage graft may be needed to achieve an optimal outcome. Dr. Godek is highly skilled and experienced in performing revision rhinoplasties. In fact, many surgeons throughout the region refer particularly difficult revision rhinoplasty cases to him due to his very high level of expertise.
Harmonious Features for Life
Immediately following the rhinoplasty procedure, a splint is applied to the nose to provide support and protection during the initial stages of healing. This is usually removed after approximately one week, at which time most individuals are able to return to office jobs, school, and other non-strenuous activities. Sports, heavy lifting, and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for several more weeks to ensure the nose has time to heal properly.
Bruising and swelling are common side effects of rhinoplasty, although these usually diminish within a few weeks. Some degree of tenderness and discomfort in the area is also common initially, but most patients find that oral medication can effectively alleviate these symptoms until they fully resolve on their own. If an open-tip rhinoplasty was performed, the external incision remains relatively hidden due to its location, and any potential scarring tends to fade over time with proper care.
The term “ethnic rhinoplasty” is applied when a surgeon tailors a rhinoplasty procedure to preserve particular qualities belonging to a certain ethnic group. Dr. Godek has worked with patients of various ethnicities and can customize nasal enhancement procedures to achieve individual rhinoplasty goals. We encourage you to bring up any questions or concerns you may have at your consultation. Dr. Godek can examine your nose and its relationship to other facial features and utilize a high-definition imaging system to show you the potential results of rhinoplasty.
Maintaining your rhinoplasty results
At our practice in New Jersey Rhinoplasty results are considered permanent, and you will enjoy your refined nose shape and more harmonious profile for life. Selecting a highly experienced and ethical surgeon can help ensure you obtain natural-looking results that permanently improve the form and function of your nose.
When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, there are a few factors to consider. It is helpful to look for surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeons have gone above and beyond the standard requirements of a plastic surgeon and have undergone rigorous testing requirements to obtain certification. Your prospective surgeon should also have years of experience performing rhinoplasty, an extensive training and educational background, and a record of satisfied patients. It can also be useful to explore the doctor’s before-and-after photo gallery to see the results obtained by previous patients, and reading patient reviews and testimonials can help you learn about the experiences of others at the practice.
Dr. Christopher Godek is a well-known rhinoplasty surgeon who has exceeded the expectations of many individuals. He works with each patient in the spirit of true collaboration to ensure that results meet patient goals while looking as natural as possible.
At our practice, we customize each procedure to suit the individual needs of the patient. As such, the cost of rhinoplasty depends on several unique factors, including the extent of treatment necessary, the technique utilized, fees for use of the surgical facility and anesthesia, and other components associated with the personalized treatment plan. Once you meet with Dr. Godek and the treatment plan is developed, a member of our plastic surgery team will calculate an estimate of the total cost and answer any questions you may have. The Godek Center for Personal Enhancement accepts a variety of convenient payment options, including financing plans via PatientFi™ that can help qualified applicants pay for their rhinoplasty treatment over time.
Pain during recovery can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medications. Avoid exerting yourself during the first few weeks after your surgery to ensure proper and expeditious healing.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance.
Yes, you will need to arrange for a ride home and may also want to have extra help around the house for the first couple of days after your surgery.
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