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Rhinoplasty New York, NY

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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Patient Story

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, Neck Liposuction

The patient is a 19-year-old woman who felt her nose was wide and lacked definition. She felt her face was too full as well. She underwent rhinoplasty as well as submental liposuction and she loves her new look.

Rhinoplasty, Lip Fillers

The patient is a 20-year-old woman who was unhappy with the width of her nose and droopy tip. She underwent rhinoplasty to narrow and define her nose. She enhanced her look with lip filler and couldn’t be happier.

Rhinoplasty, Fillers

The patient is a 34-year-old woman who was unhappy with the bump on her nose as well as her droopy tip. She also felt her lips were too small and was unhappy with her skin quality and texture. She underwent endonasal rhinoplasty as well as lip filler, cheek filler, botox and laser resurfacing of the skin. She loves to take photos now.

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.

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