Rhinoplasty in New York City

Facial harmony is the most important endpoint in any beautiful aesthetic enhancement of the face. The nose, as one of the most distinguishing facial features, must always be addressed with balance and proportion in mind. There are a variety of reasons for which people consider our NYC rhinoplasty, but at the end of the process, a nose that is both intrinsically balanced and in beautiful proportion with other facial features, is the ultimate goal.

Rhinoplasty Before & Afters

These Rhinoplasty before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Kolker. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.

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A rhinoplasty, or "nose job", is aesthetic plastic surgery of the nose that can address all facets of nasal form and function.

Skilled in all nuances and techniques in the art and science of nose surgery, board-certified NYC plastic surgeon, Adam R. Kolker, M.D., brings tremendous experience, meticulous attention to detail, technical finesse, and natural artistry to achieve the most exquisite results.

The best rhinoplasty is one that is tailored to your personal anatomic features, and more importantly to your unique desires. The changes with a nose surgery can range from subtle refinements to more dramatic, stunning enhancements, depending upon your unique goals. Above all, rhinoplasty results should be natural and beautiful, and should never look like a "nose job."

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The rhinoplasty approach must be precisely personalized for every nuance of shape, size and proportion, and for every aspect of individual desire. Just as every person's physical attributes and desires are different, so too is every surgeon different. The plastic surgeon you choose is of utmost importance. What distinguishes the care Dr. Kolker and his team provide is comprehensive:

  • Unique appreciation of natural harmony and proportion in nasal and facial aesthetics
  • Exceptional finesse, skill, experience, and artistry,
  • The most rigorous certification, accreditation, and safety standards,
  • Passion for achieving gorgeous results that can be stunning yet subtle, and
  • A connection between patient, surgeon, and staff that is extraordinarily warm, intimate, and comfortable.

From your first visit, through the perioperative process, and throughout the entirety of your recovery and follow-up, you will experience the thoroughness, attention to detail, and warmth with which Dr. Kolker and his team welcome and care for you. They strive to deliver only the best rhinoplasty NYC can offer.

Dr. Kolker's Message to Those Considering a Rhinoplasty

"One of the most important goals of a rhinoplasty is that it should improve facial harmony and beauty. Whether the refinements you desire are subtle or more dramatic, the best nose job is one that never looks 'done'. Beautiful, natural, and proportional are the ultimate objectives. The improvements in appearance and self-confidence can be truly remarkable."

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During your initial consultation for a rhinoplasty New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Kolker will perform an examination of the nose and face. This is also an opportunity for you to relate the specific issues with your nose and appearance that you would like to address, and your desires for correction.

Dr. Kolker will then begin to formulate the plan to give you the rhinoplasty results you desire. Aided by digital photography and (Mirror) imaging software, Dr. Kolker will help you to precisely articulate and define the appearance you are seeking.

The structural issues that can be addressed during a rhinoplasty are:

  • Dorsal hump - the bump at the bridge of the nose
  • Nasal Width - a nose that is too wide or too narrow
  • Asymmetry - a nose that is twisted or deviated
  • Prominent Nasal Tip - a nasal tip that is round, bulbous, fatty, or disproportionate
  • Drooping Nasal Tip - the angle between the upper lip and lower nose (columella) is less than 90 degrees
  • Post-traumatic deformities - shape aberrations after nasal injury
  • Nasal airway problems - internal valve collapse and septal deviation

An appreciation of the finest details of your concerns you about your nose is crucial, and Dr. Kolker will spend considerable time coming to understand the intricacies of your anatomy and goals, and in formulating the best rhinoplasty treatment plan for your specific needs.

There are two primary rhinoplasty technical approaches: open rhinoplasty, and closed rhinoplasty. Both place incisions within the internal nostril region, and the open rhinoplasty approach adds an inconspicuous incision (a few millimeters) on the undersurface of the columella (between the nostrils). The most appropriate rhinoplasty incisions will be selected based on the specific structural modifications required.

A prominent nasal hump can be reduced and smoothed, a wide nose can be narrowed, a full nasal tip can be refined, and a drooping nasal tip can be elevated to a more attractive, natural position, among other enhancements. The sum is greater than the individual maneuvers; creating soft, elegant lines, and beautiful, natural proportion is the goal.

Creating or maintaining a functional "foundation" is indeed paramount, and all maneuvers to maintain or improve breathing will be undertaken. Certain rhinoplasty techniques, for example, employ the use of spreader grafts that can be used to improve both the appearance and the function of the nose. Is there a minimally invasive rhinoplasty? For the vast majority of candidates for rhinoplasty, the maneuvers described will most often be required. There is, however, a role in certain circumstances for injectable fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, for enhancing nasal aesthetics.

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This website and other web-based resources can be very helpful in providing a broad overview of rhinoplasty basics, indications and options. Given the wide array of specific anatomy and individual desires, there is no substitute for an in-depth, personal consultation with a board-certified NYC rhinoplasty plastic surgeon with plenty of experience. Dr. Kolker considers all of the facets of your physical attributes and your goals with you, will guide you through all steps of the decision-making process, and will formulate a rhinoplasty treatment strategy tailored to your unique requirements. Nose surgery is a supremely sculptural and artistic endeavor; this is a process that demands customization, finesse, experience, appreciation of anatomy, and artistic vision to achieve the most balanced, and the most beautiful outcomes, and the plastic surgeon you choose absolutely makes a difference. We invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss your nose surgery with top rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC, Dr. Adam Kolker, at his office in Manhattan, and look forward to warmly welcoming you to our practice.

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