Rhinoplasty in Philadelphia, PA with Dr. Scott Chapin
With the nose as one of the most prominent features of your face, it’s important that it creates harmony with the rest your features. Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, allows patients to permanently enhance the look and function of their nose, while balancing their overall facial appearance. With natural-looking results from Chapin Aesthetics, rhinoplasty can effectively provide a balanced, more symmetrical appearance to your nose and your entire face.
Rhinoplasty can permanently improve the appearance and function of the nose, boosting confidence and increasing quality of life. At Chapin Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin aims to help restore nasal functionality and enhance your appearance with natural-looking results, making him your choice as the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Doylestown, PA.
Contact Chapin Aesthetics to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Chapin at (267) 880-0810 or complete our online form. We are located in Doylestown and proudly serve patients visiting from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and other nearby areas.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty aims to address many aesthetic concerns to enhance the appearance of the nose, to improve facial harmony and to balance proportions. Rhinoplasty can also address breathing issues, such as a deviated septum, airway obstructions, and other internal structural concerns. By altering the size, shape, or proportions of the nose, rhinoplasty is a multifunctional procedure that can restore function and enhance appearance. Even small adjustments to the nose can impact your overall profile and enhance facial symmetry.
During rhinoplasty, Dr. Chapin can address many different components and features of the nose to address aesthetic or functional issues, including:
When combined in unique ways, the right surgeries and treatments can create a balanced, more symmetrical, proportional, and youthful face. Rhinoplasty can be accompanied by many procedures to ensure a finished facial appearance, including:
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will listen carefully to your concerns, goals, and questions. Then he will explain the rhinoplasty procedure in detail, perform a physical examination, and discuss key decision points. Dr. Chapin wants you to understand how your nose and face will look and feel so that you are satisfied with your decision.
With many rhinoplasty techniques available, Dr. Chapin will explain your options to help you determine how the best nose job in Philadelphia can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals and balance your appearance.
Dr. Scott D. Chapin is a highly specialized, board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in breast and aesthetic surgery. His extensive experience and expertise in the aesthetics industry deliver superior results that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Philadelphia Rhinoplasty?
Generally, good candidates for rhinoplasty are in good physical and mental health. These candidates are looking to address aesthetic concerns to enhance the appearance of their nose or correct functional concerns to improve breathing.
Generally, Dr. Chapin suggests Doylestown rhinoplasty candidates should:
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
As Dr. Chapin customizes each rhinoplasty procedure to achieve optimal results for all patients, each procedure will be unique. Here are some common steps to expect.
During your consultation, you may be advised to get medical evaluations, blood work, or other tests to assess your overall health. At this time, you will also be instructed regarding your medications.
If you currently smoke, vape, or use any nicotine products, you should quit. For at least four weeks prior to surgery and until recovery is complete, it is strongly recommended you avoid all nicotine products as they can cause complications, delay recovery, and impact results.
For two weeks prior to your surgery, refrain from taking blood thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements that may cause additional bleeding.
Don’t crash diet or change your diet significantly prior to surgery. However, eat healthy and balanced meals prior to your procedure as proper nutrition supports healing.
Prepare for your recovery by purchasing the supplies you’ll need and filling pain medication prescriptions. Consider cooking and freezing meals for easy preparation. Arrange a clean and comfortable space to rest. Also, plan for a responsible adult to drive you home following your procedure and stay with you for at least 24 hours.
Rhinoplasty Procedure Overview
Dr. Chapin performs all rhinoplasty procedures in a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAASF-certified cosmetic surgery facility. The day of your nose job, you’ll arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery to meet with Dr. Chapin and your anesthesia provider. Dr. Chapin and his team will review the surgery details and answer any final questions, then you will be administered anesthesia.
During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will determine whether an open or closed approach is necessary for your rhinoplasty.
Open Rhinoplasty—A small incision is made in the columella, the strip of skin separating the nostrils. The external incision is well-concealed and will be virtually invisible when healed.
Closed Rhinoplasty—In this technique, the incisions are made inside the nostrils and are not visible following the procedure.
Dr. Chapin will make the necessary surgical alterations to sculpt the underlying structures of the nose, including:
Following the surgical alterations, Dr. Chapin will drape the skin over the restructured framework, close the incisions, and place dressings around the nose. Rhinoplasty procedures typically take 3 to 4 hours, depending on your procedural plan.
Rhinoplasty Recovery and Healing
Following your rhinoplasty procedure, you may experience pressure or discomfort for up to 3 to 5 days. You should expect bruising and swelling. While initial swelling will take 2 to 3 weeks to resolve, residual swelling may last up to a year. For the first 3 to 5 days, keep your head elevated without bending, lifting, or engaging in any strenuous activities to minimize swelling and bruising. In 3 to 7 days, Dr. Chapin will remove splints and provide instructions for optimal rhinoplasty recovery.
Plan to take at least 1 week off from work. Generally, patients can resume sedentary work in 3 to 5 days. For patients who have physically demanding jobs, you may need a longer recovery time or to request restricted duties. Patients can resume most normal activities at 2 to 4 weeks following surgery, including light workouts. Strenuous exercise can be resumed within three to four weeks following rhinoplasty. During your follow-up appointments with Dr. Chapin, he will advise you as to when you may resume all activities.
How Soon Will I See My Rhinoplasty Results?
Your healing process will be determined by the extent of your Philadelphia rhinoplasty. Typically, internal and external splints are removed after 4-7 days. For 1 to 2 weeks, you can expect swelling and bruising in the upper face that may obscure your results. Residual swelling may persist for 3 to 6 months and may take a year to resolve.
With optimal results and thorough follow-up care, your rhinoplasty results will permanently provide an enhanced appearance to your nose and balance facial features. However, your skin will continue to age, so maintaining a healthy skincare regimen and avoiding sun exposure will help ensure your long-lasting results.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
As rhinoplasty procedures are highly customizable, costs will vary by patient and greatly depend on the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will determine the scope and cost of your Philadelphia rhinoplasty.
Choosing Dr. Scott D. Chapin as Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon
With over 27 years of plastic surgery experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin is nationally recognized for his surgical experience, exclusive cutting-edge techniques, and unparalleled patient outcomes. By blending medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs, Dr. Chapin proves time and again that he is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Pennsylvania and beyond.
At Chapin Aesthetics, Dr. Chapin and his staff are in the business of making people feel better about themselves. With a comforting environment that puts patients at ease and excellent results that speak for themselves, Dr. Chapin and his staff ensure comfort, safety, efficiency, and superior results in all aspects of your cosmetic surgery journey.