Conveniently located to serve Greenwich, CT; White Plains, NY; and Boston, MA
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Kornstein is a member of the highly selective Rhinoplasty Society, meaning he is one of the nation’s top providers of this surgery.
At our practice in Greenwich, CT, rhinoplasty is a popular procedure among female patients for those seeking to enhance their look and those who require functional repair to improve sleep apnea, snoring, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, and inability to exercise optically.
With his advanced surgical skill, natural aesthetic, and patient-tailored treatment approach, Dr. Kornstein has helped many women achieve a more feminine, balanced, and harmonious facial appearance with a low revision rate for which he can be most proud.
Aesthetic alterations can be achieved non-surgically with an “injectable rhinoplasty.” This technique is the only valid and reliable “computer imaging” helping the patient envision how their nose will look after rhinoplasty.
What Is a Women’s Rhinoplasty?
Also known as a female nose job, a women’s rhinoplasty is a surgical method of changing a woman’s nasal structure to improve its look or functionality. Many women seek a rhinoplasty because they feel that their noses are too large in relation to their other facial features. Congenital or injury-related concerns with the shape of the nose also motivate many female rhinoplasty patients to undergo the procedure.
Women’s rhinoplasty is frequently performed to address the following:
- A prominent “hump-shaped” bridge
- A flat or downward-facing nasal tip
- Large nostrils
- A disproportionately wide nasal bridge
- A boxy or wide nasal tip
- A deviated nose
The Women’s Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Kornstein performs all his surgeries in his American Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities-approved operating room. He has maintained his own approved surgical facility since 1997. This creates an understanding and caring environment served exclusively by his hand-selected staff.
The first step of the female rhinoplasty procedure is to provide you with one of our two full-time anesthesiologists to ensure you will be comfortable. Anesthesia is critical for rhinoplasty, as it maintains stable blood pressure, minimizes post-operative swelling, and protects the airway from blood dripping down the back of the throat during the procedure, leading to an upset stomach and nausea.
Next, Dr. Kornstein will make the necessary incision(s). The incision location will depend on whether he performs an open or closed rhinoplasty. During a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Kornstein creates one incision within each nostril, through which he can make minor changes to the nasal structure.
He will perform an open rhinoplasty for more intensive alterations, where one incision is on the columella (the skin between the nostrils). The open rhinoplasty technique provides Dr. Kornstein a clear view of the underlying cartilage, bone, and soft tissue, which is necessary when more precise and complex modifications and to stabilize the nasal structures long term architecturally.
What to Expect After a Female Rhinoplasty Procedure
To ensure your nose heals optimally and conforms to its new shape, you will likely have a temporary nasal splint and Vaseline-impregnated gauze in the nostrils until your one-week post-op follow-up appointment. While many other doctors advertise no nasal packing, Dr. Kornstein feels that nasal packing reduces the accumulation of swelling in the nasal airway leading to a faster functional recovery and helping “split” the nasal anatomy from the underside.
Some swelling and bruising are expected in the treatment area during the initial stage of your recovery. These symptoms will dissipate over the next week or two, gradually revealing your enhanced nasal contours.
Limiting nasal trauma during the surgical procedure leads to a faster post-operative recovery. In addition, Dr. Kornstein has developed and published a focused ultrasound technique that helps expedite the resolution of post-operative tip swelling.
Completing the healing process and arriving at your final results will take six months or more. However, many patients are happy with their new noses in as little as three weeks. Women’s rhinoplasty results are permanent.
How Much Does a Women’s Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of remodeling the female nose may vary depending on complexity, function vs. aesthetic concern, and primary vs. revision. Medical insurance may apply, and we work with a professional medical billing agency to help facilitate your reimbursement.
Obtain the Beautiful Look You Desire
To find out if a women’s rhinoplasty in Greenwich, CT, is the best way for you to achieve the beautifully feminine facial appearance you desire, reach out to the office of Dr. Andrew Kornstein today. A member of our caring staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kornstein to discuss your cosmetic goals and explore your treatment options.