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Rhinoplasty Reshapes Your Nose and Creates Facial Harmony

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a procedure that changes the shape and, frequently, the function of the nose. Surgeons perform rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons, and it is one of the most requested cosmetic procedures. In addition to cosmetically changing the appearance of the nose, a nose job can correct breathing problems and repair trauma or defects.

There is not just one type of beautiful nose, but the nose that will be the most complementary to your face will be proportional and accentuate your other features. Changing the shape of the nose not only improves the proportions of the nose but enhances overall facial symmetry as well.

In theory, nose size can be increased or decreased, the bridge can be widened or narrowed, nostril size and position can be adjusted, and the appearance of the nose can be refined. However, the initial size and structure of the nose, combined with the thickness of the skin, will limit what can be done while still achieving optimal results. Consulting with an experienced surgeon is critical to ensure that you know if you can get the nose you want before you undergo surgery.

Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. Most incisions are made inside the nose and are not visible, but bruising typically develops around the eyes over the first few days and dissipates in about 10-14 days. While most swelling subsides within one or two months, some subtle swelling will persist for up to one year.

When performed by an experienced surgeon, a customized rhinoplasty procedure has a very high patient satisfaction rating. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last eight years.

If you are considering rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Lohner’s office at [primary_phone] to set up a consultation to discuss your concerns and goals and customize a procedure that’s right for you.