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Rhinoplasty (Surgical Nose Job)

Top Rhinoplasty & Nose Job Surgery Specialist in New York City

The nose is the centerpiece of the face. As a top rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC, Dr. Jennifer Levine understands the importance of balance and proportion. Often, the nose overwhelms other facial features like the eyes and lips, in which case a rhinoplasty can create a more harmonious appearance. If you find it to be too big, too small, bulbous, crooked or pointed, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
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A New York rhinoplasty specialist with a private surgical suite on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Levine is recognized for creating results that look natural and balanced. Dr. Levine's double-board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) gives her a unique knowledge of the face and its underlying structures.

Beyond primary rhinoplasty, Dr. Levine is highly sought after for revision rhinoplasty in NYC. With her surgical practice strictly focused on facial procedures, Dr. Levine's expertise in addressing and correcting previous surgeries ensures that even the most challenging cases achieve a desirable outcome.

To enhance the overall appearance of the face, Dr. Levine uses the most advanced surgical techniques to sculpt the nose. This approach ensures a natural look that brings harmony to facial features, vital for both primary and revision rhinoplasty procedures in NYC. Prioritizing her patients' experience, Dr. Levine completes facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty in the serene privacy of her own surgical suite, featured in WWD.



Rhinoplasty Before and After Gallery

Why Choose Dr. Levine as your Rhinoplasty Surgeon in New York City?

Dr. Jennifer Levine is recognized by her peers and patients as the best nose job surgeon in NYC. In her 25+ years of experience, Dr. Levine has completed over 10,000 nasal procedures, including many revision rhinoplasty procedures and non-surgical nose reshaping. With her surgical practice strictly focused on the face, Dr. Levine is the rhinoplasty specialist you want.

Preparing For Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty Consultation

One of the reasons Dr. Levine is considered one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons is her thorough and collaborative consultation process, during which she takes the time to get to understand her patient’s aesthetic goals. This enables her to create the natural-looking results that she is so well-known for.

During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Levine will assess the appearance and functionality of your nose as well as the prominence of other facial features. Dr. Levine will ask about your overall facial aesthetic goals, and any celebrity looks you’re inspired by. Based on your conversation, she will recommend an individualized plan to achieve your goals. This plan may include other procedures or non-surgical treatments with the goal of achieving results that look natural, balanced, and complete.

Before Your Rhinoplasty

Once you and Dr. Levine have agreed on your individualized plan, our staff will gather information about your lifestyle as well as medical history, including sinus infections, allergies, bleeding, and other indications to ensure you are in good health for the nose job surgery.

Two weeks prior to and following the rhinoplasty, you will be provided instructions to get ready for your procedure, including abstaining from blood thinners such as aspirin. Depending on your lifestyle and medical history, there may be additional instructions to adhere to prior to the procedure.

Procedure: What Should I Expect?

Our dedicated team will welcome you to our serene private surgical suite and ensure you're comfortable, guiding you through the necessary pre-operative steps. Dr. Levine will review the surgical plan with you one final time, ensuring all your questions are answered.

The procedure is held in our private, fully-accredited operating room, located right across the hall from our main office. As the procedure begins, anesthesia will be administered.

Duration: A primary rhinoplasty typically lasts between 1.5 to 3 hours. However, revision rhinoplasty, aimed at correcting or improving the results of a previous nose surgery, may take longer, generally between 2 to 4 hours. The additional time accounts for the meticulous approach required to address scar tissue and achieve the desired corrections.

After carefully completing the modifications and securing the incisions, Dr. Levine will apply a splint to support and protect your nose as it heals. You'll be closely monitored in our recovery suite as the effects of anesthesia wear off, ensuring a smooth transition into the initial recovery phase.

Recovery: What to Expect

Immediate Rhinoplasty Recovery Phase

Immediately following your rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Jennifer Levine, you'll be comfortably situated in our dedicated recovery area. Our expert staff will closely monitor your post-operative care, ensuring your comfort. Experiencing some grogginess from the anesthesia is normal, as are swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes, which typically peak during the first 48 hours. Dr. Levine will provide appropriate pain management medication to ease any discomfort during this initial recovery phase.

First Week: Key Steps in Rhinoplasty Healing

  • Splint and Bandages: To support the new shape of your nose, a splint and, in some cases, bandages will be applied. These are generally removed within the first week as a significant milestone in the rhinoplasty recovery process.
  • Activity Restrictions: Optimal healing requires rest. We advise keeping your head elevated and limiting physical activity to minimize swelling, crucial steps in your rhinoplasty recovery journey.
  • Follow-Up Visit with Dr. Levine: You're scheduled for a follow-up visit to assess your healing progress. During this appointment, any non-dissolvable stitches and the splint will be removed, underlining the personalized post-operative care provided by Dr. Levine.

Weeks 2 to 4: Noticeable Rhinoplasty Recovery Progress

  • Reducing Swelling and Bruising: You'll start to see a significant decrease in swelling and bruising, revealing the early stages of your new nasal contours—a key phase in the rhinoplasty healing process.
  • Gradual Return to Activities: While light activities can be resumed, it's important to avoid any that might risk impact to your nose, adhering to Dr. Levine’s guidelines for a safe recovery.

One to Three Months: Refinement and Healing

  • Swelling Continues to Subside: The majority of swelling will continue to decrease, and your nasal shape will become more defined. Some minor swelling may persist, especially at the tip, but this is a natural part of the healing process.
  • Increased Activity: You can gradually reintroduce more vigorous activities and exercise, following Dr. Levine's expert advice for a successful rhinoplasty recovery.

Beyond Three Months: Finalizing Your Rhinoplasty Results

While most patients will see the final outcome of their rhinoplasty after one year, as the residual swelling fully resolves, noticeable improvements are evident much sooner. Long-term care, including sun protection for your nose, is crucial, and adhering to Dr. Levine's specialized care instructions will ensure the best possible outcome.

Special Considerations for Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery from a revision rhinoplasty may extend slightly longer due to the presence of scar tissue and the intricacies of the corrective procedure. This phase is critical for achieving the desired results, with swelling potentially lasting longer and final outcomes taking a bit more time to fully emerge.

Emotional and Physical Well-Being During Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty recovery encompasses both physical and emotional healing. It's common to go through a range of emotions as you adjust to your new appearance. The support of friends, family, and Dr. Levine’s dedicated team is invaluable. Remember, Dr. Levine and her staff are committed to your care, providing continuous guidance and reassurance to ensure a smooth and comfortable rhinoplasty healing journey.

What Patients are Saying...

“Ever since my awkward teenage stage, I remember hating my nose! I had a bump that I would go cross eyed staring at! I always wanted to change it, but I never had the courage because I suffered terribly from anxiety and panic disorder. As I got older, and my nose changed, I began disliking it even more! I went for numerous consultations with doctors and never felt comfortable taking the next step. That is until I met Dr. Jennifer Levine. Her knowledge and expertise put me at ease during my consult. Her bedside manner and her calming nature was icing on the cake. She gave me great advise on dealing with my anxiety prior to my surgery and told me I had nothing to worry about. The day of surgery, when I changed into my robe my anxiety started to hit. Dr. Levine walked over to me with a big smile and assured me I was in good hands. Before I knew it I was in the recovery area feeling way better than I expected. It was such a relief. I had so many friends that have gotten a rhinoplasty and felt beat up afterwards. I felt unusually great. I had minimal bruising and swelling. Dr Levine followed up with me every day during my recovery, she was so attentive. I also knew from my friends experiences with their surgeries (done by other doctors) that when the cast comes off the nose can look funny, I did not experience this at all. When Dr Levine took my cast off I was immediately happy. It has been four months since my surgery, and my life has changed. I never realized how insecure I was, until my nose was corrected. I used to hide my face or tilt at different angles to avoid my bump facing the person I was speaking with. Now I can speak freely with confidence, I can take photos at any angle, and I just feel like a prettier version of myself. The best part of it is my nose looks so natural that no one can even believe I had a rhinoplasty done. I highly recommend Dr Levine to anyone interested in this procedure.”

Jackie O.

“I had rhinoplasty, sinus surgery and septum surgery along with liposuction under my chin. Dr. Levine did a fabulous job and the recovery was fast.” -Anonymous “I had been self conscious of my nose from college. Poor confidence and self image was getting to me. I went to Dr. Levine and knew that she had a vision for me that I was looking for. I went to 2 other plastic surgeons for consults as well, but ended up choosing her because of how comfortable I felt with her professionalism, her personality, her methodology, and her reviews. The results were absolutely incredible and the compliments I receive are endless– the nose that’s on my face now looks like the nose that was meant for me! Amazing.” – Anonymous “I had been struggling with the shape of my nose for the longest time, and wanted to get the best results possible. I am not a fan of surgery, but in this case I had no choice. When doing research I came across the five best surgeons of NYC and Dr. Levine was one of them. I did a thorough research on her and all her qualifications, experience and testimonials/reviews, and that was what caused me to choose her above all the other four. Surgery can be a scary and stressful procedure, but Dr. Levine really takes the time to listen, explain, and even hold your hand if you are afraid. I recommend Dr. Levine to anyone out there who is considering a Rhynoplasty nyc, she truly is the best of the best. I cannot thank her enough for what she has done. Thank you Dr. Levine!”


“I am beyond ecstatic with my results from Dr. Levine. Surgery can scary, but I am so extremely happy that I went with Dr. Levine! I went to Dr. Levine’s office to talk about the sinus problems I was having due to a deviated septum. I was also unhappy with the overall shape of my nose as opposed to my other features. During the consultation, everyone at the office was absolutely amazing!! Dr. Levine took her time to go over everything with me at the office. We looked at pictures and she explained to me the anatomy of the nose and what to expect after rhinoplasty/septoplasty. The staff at the office also talked to me about payment options and gave me a packet of information to look over. They also keep you updated on insurance options and are very organized. This was so useful for me because I could then begin to prepare for surgery. I was very anxious going into surgery, but Dr. Levine was truly amazing! She greeted me with a big smile on the day of the surgery and helped me relax. The day after the surgery, she called me to see how I was doing. She also gave me detailed instructions on how to clean my nose. A few days later, you get the splint off. Dr. Levine and I were both so happy with the result! With my new nose, you can really appreciate my oval face and my eyes. I have been getting so many compliments from my family and friends. In terms of my results, she gave me exactly what I was looking for. My nose is so beautiful now and it complements my other facial features perfectly. She also used a laser to zap some broken capillaries on my nose that were there before surgery. In addition to this, I am able to breathe much better now. I even sleep better do to the fact that I can get in so much more air now. This is something that I am so happy about! Dr. Levine understands the anatomy of the nose so she is the perfect surgeon for someone looking to breathe better AND for someone looking for an aesthetically beautiful nose. I am sooo happy with the choice that I made and I am extremely comfortable in my own skin now. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Dr. Levine!!”


“I found Dr Levine through online searches and was happy to see she was double board certified in ENT as well as facial plastic surgery. I’m also a doctor, so I knew how much being double board certified means when you’re choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon. She understands not just the aesthetics of beauty and balance, but the functionality of the nose as well! Post op I had very minimal swelling and bruising. My rhinoplasty was closed. She performs both techniques depending on the case. I’m almost three weeks out and am so happy already with my results. She understood exactly what I wanted to change. I think she has an artists eye when it comes to facial balance. My nose does NOT look “too done” as she really emphasizes a natural look. No ski slope or upturned piggy noses come out of her office!! She’s also a wonderfully kind and funny person. My nose already looks very close to her computer generated images after only 2.5 weeks. She gives you different images to talk through and choose from, so you can see what your options are with an extra degree of change here or there. I was happy to be involved in that design process.”


“A true artist of noses- understands facial balance beyond what I had even noticed about my pre op nose! Highest recommendation possible for Dr Levine.”