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PLASTIC SURGERY & DERMATOLOGY OF NYC
|| ELIE LEVINE, MD FACS ||
35A EAST 84TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10028

RHINOPLASTY

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, more commonly called a "nose job", is among the most common cosmetic surgeries. Hundreds of thousands of Americans opt for nose surgery each year.* It’s not surprising given that your nose is the most prominent facial feature. Even the most subtle changes of your nose can have a dramatic impact on both the nose and the overall aesthetics of your face. It is especially important to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon with expertise in facial aesthetics and a deep understanding of how to achieve a natural enhanced appearance.

RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE*
  • PERFORMED IN OUR ACCREDITED IN-OFFICE SURGICAL FACILITY
  • SURGERY TIME APPROXIMATELY 2-3 HOURS
  • ANESTHESIA-TWILIGHT OR GENERAL
  • RETURN HOME SAME DAY
RHINOPLASTY RECOVERY*
  • DAY 1: COOL COMPRESSES FOR 24 HOURS
  • DAYS 2-7: SOME BRUISING AND SWELLING
  • DAYS 7-10: EXTERNAL STITCHES REMOVED OR DISSOLVED
  • RETURN TO WORK
  • LIGHT CARDIO EXERCISE
  • MOST EARLY SWELLING RESOLVES
  • DAY 21: 3 WEEK VISIT, EXTERNAL SWELLING HAS DECREASED
RHINOPLASTY RESULTS*
  • 3 MONTHS: CHECK-UP WITH DR. LEVINE - ALL LOOKS GOOD
  • 6 MONTHS: CHECK-UP WITH DR. LEVINE - YOU LOOK AMAZING
  • 1 YEAR: CHECK-UP WITH DR. LEVINE - ENJOY YOUR FINAL RESULT
  • CAN ADD NATURAL-LOOKING SYMMETRY & SHAPE
  • CAN CORRECT NOSE ASYMMETRIES
  • RESULTS ARE LONG-LASTING

my rhinoplasty story

@thehautebrunette

I had such a unique and unexpected experience with Dr. Levine! From the very beginning at my consultation, I knew I had met the right Doctor for my rhinoplasty. I waited 11 years to undergo rhinoplasty after seeing countless surgeons from California to New York. Dr. Levine understood exactly what I wanted as my result and helped to educate me about my anatomy in general and really painted a clear picture of what I could expect in terms of recovery and final results. My biggest fear was that I would look unnatural or that my nose might have a dramatic appearance.

To say my results were perfect is not an exaggeration. Honestly, they were better than I had ever hoped. I had nearly undetectable bruising and mild swelling during my recovery due to the advanced techniques Dr. Levine implemented. When the cast came off on day 7, you would have had no idea I had just undergone a nasal surgery. It was so well done that even my friends and family have all said the same thing - you look just like yourself. I now have a perfectly straight nasal profile, which is exactly what I wanted! I couldn't recommend Dr. Levine and his staff more!

@alexandrapaigee__

I always had a bump in my nose that was extremely noticeable from a profile view. I hated how my nose looked in the mirror or in photos, so I decided to reach out to Dr. Elie Levine for a rhinoplasty consultation. Immediately, I knew that Dr. Levine was the perfect plastic surgeon to help me achieve a more balanced nasal profile. After I underwent liquid rhinoplasty with Dr. Levine, I noticed an immediate and natural improvement in the contours of my nose.

Dr. Levine was incredibly friendly and took his time to ensure he knew exactly what I was looking to achieve with rhinoplasty. He also explained what to expect during and following the procedure in-depth. The procedure itself was relatively painless, and any swelling or side effects diminished in just a few short days. My liquid rhinoplasty results are incredibly natural-looking, perfectly balanced with my facial features, and have increased my overall confidence and happiness.

my rhinoplasty story

BEFORE & AFTERS*

* Patients individual results may vary.

Rhinoplasty
Surgery

Dr. Levine is experienced in both open and closed techniques. In “closed” rhinoplasty (endonasal rhinoplasty), all the incisions are made inside the nose. In “open” rhinoplasty (external rhinoplasty), most of the incisions are made inside the nose, except for one small external incision made across the skin between the nostrils at the base of the nose (the “columella”). The decision about whether to use the open or closed technique is based on many factors, including the extent of the surgery and the patient’s unique anatomy. Dr. Levine will examine both the internal and external structures of your nose thoroughly, and will discuss with you the best technique to use for your nose surgery.

Dr. Levine also performs revision rhinoplasty for patients who are looking to revise a nose surgery that didn’t meet their expectations. Whether you are unhappy with the aesthetic results of your previous surgery, or you are experiencing complications from anatomical or functional abnormalities, we can help. Dr. Levine is experienced in rhinoplasty across all ethnicities, as well as the most complicated rhinoplasty revisions. Call our office today to set up a personal consultation with Dr. Levine to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery.

RHINOPLASTY BENEFITS*
  • CHANGE SIZE/SHAPE OF THE NOSE
  • REMOVE THE HUMP
  • STRAIGHTEN THE BRIDGE
  • RESHAPE THE TIP OF THE NOSE
  • CORRECT BULBOUS OR DROOPING TIP
  • CHANGE THE ANGLE OR “UPTURN” OF NOSE
  • RESHAPE, DECREASE, OR INCREASE NOSTRIL SIZE
  • BRING NOSE INTO BALANCE WITH REST OF FACE
  • CORRECT BREATHING/FUNCTIONAL PROBLEMS
  • CORRECT DEVIATED SEPTUM
  • REPAIR NOSE AFTER AN INJURY
  • REVISIONS FROM PREVIOUS NOSE SURGERIES

Rhinoplasty
Considerations

Rhinoplasty can improve nose shape, as well as correct functional issues. You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you want to optimize your overall facial harmony, you have impaired breathing through your nasal passages, or you want to correct problems from a previous nose surgery. Dr. Levine will meet with you to discuss how to achieve your ideal result. During the consultation, you will gain a better understanding of the procedure and the possible results obtainable. Through our advanced 3D imaging system, you are able to compare side by side images of your present and future nose. Dr. Levine considers each patient's ethnicity, concerns, and ideals to achieve a natural-looking nose that is in balance with the rest of the face. Utilizing combination surgical techniques, Dr. Levine is incredibly skilled at procedures which enhance your neck, chin, and jawline, which complete your desired transformation.

Whether you have impaired breathing due to a traumatic injury or congenital condition, rhinoplasty can help improve your airways and correct functional problems in the nose. There are two surgical procedures that can help relieve airway obstruction and chronic nasal congestion. Septoplasty is a procedure to correct a deviated septum, a condition in which the bone and cartilage that divides the nostrils becomes displaced, causing impaired breathing. Turbinate reduction is a procedure to reduce the size of the turbinate, a nasal structure that helps to warm and humidify the air we breathe. Turbinates naturally become temporarily enlarged when we suffer from colds and allergies, but for some people, turbinates may remain persistently enlarged, causing chronic nasal congestion. Septoplasty and turbinate reduction are often performed together to ease airway obstruction and congestion. These procedures can be combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty for both improved function and enhanced aesthetics. Dr. Levine can further discuss your concerns, assess your condition, and help you determine if you are a good candidate for nose surgery.

At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we understand that having a rhinoplasty is a very personal decision, and we stand ready to provide you with all the information you need to make the decision that’s best for you.

Elie Levine, MD FACS

Dr. Elie Levine takes an honest and direct approach to rhinoplasty surgery, using his artistic eye and steady hand to help each patient achieve his or her cosmetic goals, while stressing beautiful, youthful, and natural-looking results. Dr. Levine graduated from Columbia College with a 4.0, earning the distinctions of Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He earned his MD from the Yale School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude and finishing in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Levine continued his training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, first in General Surgery and then in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He is one of the few plastic surgeons in New York City who was selected to complete an advanced Aesthetic Fellowship beyond his plastic surgery training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. He has published scholarly papers in prestigious plastic surgery journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Levine has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, a New Beauty Top Doctor, and a New York Times Super Doctor.

PATIENT REVIEWS*

* Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended to be purely educational in nature and does not create a physician-patient relationship with Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC or any agent, servant or employee thereof. By no means should the information contained in this website be considered as a substitute for consultation with a qualified physician and it does not constitute a second opinion. This website and its contents do not represent or claim to provide the information needed for a patient to give his or her informed consent to any surgical procedure or are a reflection of individual patient results, as they may vary patient to patient. Individual results will vary and no guaranteed result is stated or implied by any photo use or any statement, testimonial, or video on this website. The results depicted in “before” and “after” pictures and stated by any “patient testimonial” illustrate results you may or may not achieve if you choose to have a cosmetic surgery or dermatology procedure. Individual results may vary by patient. Please see our Notice of Privacy Practices.