Rhinoplasty Specialist


Dermatology & Plastic Surgery located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, you may want to consider rhinoplasty. The DermASAP doctors, conveniently located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, have extensive experience in quality rhinoplasty practice. Your nose is one of the most important parts of your face – don’t trust just anyone with this important procedure. Call DermASAP today or schedule your appointment online for your first consultation.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known colloquially as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that adjusts your nose shape. Rhinoplasty is a popular, minor surgery that is often elective. There are three types of rhinoplasty:

  • Open rhinoplasty
  • Closed rhinoplasty
  • Tip plasty


Open rhinoplasty is the most invasive type of rhinoplasty, while closed rhinoplasty tackles smaller problems; tip plasty procedures focus on the tip of the nose, and can alter the shape or size. Each rhinoplasty procedure is unique based on your preferences and goals for the surgery, but usually takes 1-2 hours.


Who is eligible for rhinoplasty?

Men and women undergo rhinoplasty procedures at DermASAP. Good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery are:

  • In good health
  • Maintain a steady weight
  • Don’t smoke


People undergo rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons, from cosmetic to functional. These reasons include:

  • Structural abnormalities
  • Injury such as fractures
  • Breathing problems
  • Medical issues


However, it’s recommended that you wait until your mid-teens when your nose is fully developed to schedule your procedure.


What happens during my rhinoplasty consultation?

During your first consultation, your doctor discusses your desires for the surgery. A rhinoplasty procedure is unique to each person depending on individual goals. The doctor also reviews your medical history, medications, and family history to evaluate any risk for the surgery.

The doctor may take pictures of your face pre-surgery to compare results, and talks about possible side effects of the surgery to fully inform you of the risks.


What happens during the procedure?

During the procedure, you undergo local or general anesthesia for maximum comfort. Depending on the type of rhinoplasty, the doctor makes an incision on a specific part of the nose to access the bones and cartilage.


What is rhinoplasty recovery like?

After the surgery, you might experience swelling or discomfort. However, this resolves within a couple of weeks. You also have to wear nose dressings, bandages, or splints for about a week. It’s important to avoid intensive physical exercise or injury to the nose in the weeks after the surgery.

Are you hoping to alter your nose to improve your quality of life? Contact DermASAP today or schedule your first consultation online.