Primary Rhinoplasty

Primary Rhinoplasty to address the inherent shape, size and consistency of an individual's cartilage

The size and shape of a nose is determined by the inherent size, shape, and consistency of an individual’s cartilage, bone, and overlying skin. While everyone has the same basic anatomical elements, the specific arrangement and contour of these elements varies greatly from person to person and is influenced by ethnicity and age.

Rhinoplasty is the surgical art of re-shaping the nose. Primary rhinoplasty refers to the operation performed on a patient who has never undergone rhinoplasty in the past. First, inconspicuous incisions are made and the skin of the nose is lifted from its underlying bone and cartilage framework. Next, some of the bone and/or cartilage is removed or rearranged, and the nasal support system is reconstituted, thus providing a newly shaped and structurally sound nose. The skin is then redraped over the new frame and the incisions are closed.

A soft packing material is usually placed inside the nose and removed the day after surgery. Small stitches and an external splint are usually removed one week after surgery. The majority of swelling, bruising, and discomfort is experienced during the first week following surgery, and most people return to school or work after this time period.

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Dr. Waldman, Since having Balloon Sinuplasty from you, I just want you to know how my life has changed and how successful the surgery was. Thank you so much for making my life sinus infection free!!! After so many years of pain and pressure everyday, I can finally live life. Thank you! Also, my wife says “thank you” as well!

- MB

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Please note:  every patient is unique, and your results may vary.

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Dr. Feinfield, You’re awesome!! Thank you so much for all you did for A and his nose. Grateful more than words can say!

- The T Family

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Dr. Waldman, Thank you so much for the Septoplasty AKA my new Fab nose! It looks great and gets better each day. As you know we had a hard time choosing surgeons and you were by far the best choice with the best referrals. I can’t talk more highly about your entire team and the care they put into every patient. I truly appreciate everything you have done for me, you changed my life.

- KM

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