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Rhinoplasty

RHINOPLASTY – PLASTIC SURGERY – PHILADELPHIA

Published on July 11, 2014 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

The nose is an intricate structure on the human body that plays major roles in function and appearance. Its central location on the face makes is a particularly major player in your face’s balance and symmetry. For those who are unsatisfied by the size, shape, or alignment of their nose, you can have a rhinoplasty […]

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HOW DO YOU SECURE NOSE GRAFTS FOR A RHINOPLASTY?

Published on October 15, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: When using grafts for a nose job, how are they secured so that they don’t move around? Answer: I use many cartilage grafts in rhinoplasty.  Most of the grafts are sewn in place so that they don’t move. Occasionally, they are placed in a precise pocket that holds the graft in place and doesn’t […]

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ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF GRAFTS FOR RHINOPLASTY?

Published on September 16, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: Are there any risks associated with the use of grafts for rhinoplasty? Answer: There are no surgical procedures that don’t have any possible risks. I use cartilage grafts in almost every rhinoplasty in Philadelphia. Typically, I use nasal septal cartilage and occasionally ear cartilage. I can’t recall any complications from these grafts, but complications […]

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IS 13 TOO YOUNG FOR A NOSE JOB.

Published on September 15, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I saw on TV that a 13 year old girl had a nose job and I was completely shocked. I thought that this age was way too young, am I correct? Answer: Yes, I agree with you, 13 years of age is too young. I do rhinoplasty on girls at 15 years of age […]

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WAKING UP DURING A RHINOPLASTY.

Published on August 16, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: During rhinoplasty, is it possible for the patient to wake up? For some reason this terrifies me. What type of anesthesia would ensure that I didn’t wake up during the procedure? Answer: It is possible for patients to wake up under sedation anesthesia for rhinoplasty, but this is very unlikely. If the anesthesiologist sees […]

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WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE SWELLING TO GO AWAY?

Published on July 18, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I had tip work done on my nose and it was only supposed to be the tip that was worked on. However, my entire nose looks swollen and awful. Is it normal for the whole nose to be swollen even though only a portion of it was actually worked on? When can I expect […]

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AFTER MY RHINOPLASTY, WHEN CAN I RETURN TO MY KICKBOXING CLASS?

Published on August 21, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: My kickboxing class is my one big stress reliever and I don’t like to miss a beat in there. After my rhinoplasty, when can I return to my kickboxing class? Answer: I recommend 2 weeks post op of no strenuous activity. I would recommend that you never get kicked in the nose, certainly for […]

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I RECENTLY HAD CORRECTIVE RHINOPLASTY TO REMOVE A NASAL IMPLANT

Published on August 17, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I recently had corrective rhinoplasty to remove a nasal implant.  It was taken out after 3 years because it was very unnatural looking. It’s been 2 months since the surgery and I still see that my nose appears larger than it was in its original state.  Is it possible that my nose might never […]

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CAN REVISION RHINOPLASTY REPAIR PORTION OF MY NOSE CUT OFF DUE TO SKIN CANCER?

Published on August 06, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am 57 years old, male and I had a portion of my nose cut off due to skin cancer. The nose does not look good now despite the fact that I was told it would. It is not symmetrical. Can revision rhinoplasty repair this? Answer: Yes, a revision rhinoplasty certainly can be done. […]

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WHAT DETERMINES WHETHER IT WILL BE A CLOSED OR OPEN RHINOPLASTY?

Published on August 04, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have several questions about cosmetic surgery. Can I choose whether to have local or general anesthesia for my nose job (I prefer local)? What determines whether it will be a closed or open rhinoplasty? How bad is the pain the next day after surgery? Answer: Hi and thanks for your interest in rhinoplasty. […]

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I HAD MY NOSE BROKEN TWO YEARS AGO AND NEEDED RHINOPLASTY TO REPAIR IT

Published on July 27, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I had my nose broken two years ago and needed rhinoplasty to repair it. I don’t think it was a very good job. I would like revision rhinoplasty to correct it. Do you think this repair will be covered by insurance? Answer: Insurance typically covers the repair of nasal breathing problems, but not surgery […]

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I AM ASIAN WITH A VERY NON-ASIAN NOSE

Published on July 21, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am Asian with a very non-Asian nose. It is a horrible ski jump nose. I want a nose job so that my nose fits my face better but I am not sure exactly what type of nose. Do you have many pictures of Asian noses to choose from? Answer: I would be happy […]

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