Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, can reshape the nose to create a natural result that is in harmony with your facial features. All aspects of the nose, both aesthetically and functionally can be addressed with a rhinoplasty procedure. Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the dorsum or bridge of the nose as well as the nostrils and the tip to bring balance to the face. Breathing issues such as a deviated septum, obstructions in the nasal airway and other problems in the internal nasal structures can be addressed. Dr. Scott D. Chapin will create a customized approach to achieve facial symmetry that is best suited to meet your needs.
- Narrow a wide nose
- Correct upturned or drooping nasal tip
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reduce a large or deformed dorsal hump
- Rectify the size of the nose (too large or small)
- Tip refinement (bulbous, protruding or amorphous)
- Improve breathing problems
- Enhance nasal appearance
Our Customized Approach
Dr. Chapin can take one of two surgical approaches to rhinoplasty: open or closed. During an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made in the columella (the strip of skin separating the nostrils). This external incision is strategically placed so that it is virtually invisible.
In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nostrils. These are internal incisions that will not be visible post procedure. Through the incisions, Dr. Chapin makes the necessary surgical alterations to sculpt the underlying structure of the nose. He is able to increase or decrease the size of the nose, alter the shape, narrow the nostrils, refine the nasal tip, and smooth a bump on the nasal bridge. A deviated septum and other issues that cause breathing problems can also be addressed. When Dr. Chapin is finished with the surgical alterations, he drapes the skin back over the restructured framework of the nose, closes the incisions with stitches or sutures and places surgical dressings around the nose.
Day of Your Procedure
Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAA Certified Facility. On the day of your procedure, Dr. Chapin and his highly trained team will meet with you to review all details and answer any questions before surgery. Generally, a rhinoplasty procedure takes about an hour to three hours to perform. You will receive exceptional and comprehensive care following your procedure to ensure your comfort.
You may experience the feeling of pressure or discomfort for up to three days after your procedure. Generally, people can return to a sedentary job five to seven days after surgery. Light workouts can be initiated two weeks after surgery and high impact exercise three to four weeks after surgery. Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities including exercise.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties. To learn more about rhinoplasty or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact our office today.