Page Updated:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in NYC and Long Island

We’re proud to offer patients in NYC and Long Island, New York advanced rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, a procedure designed to address a variety of common cosmetic concerns relating to the nose. Rhinoplasty can improve both the appearance of the nose and balance a patient’s facial features. At New York Plastic Surgical Group, a Division of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, many of our surgeons are board-certified and our team of highly experienced plastic surgeons have spent years developing the skill, technique, and artistry needed to create stunning and natural-looking results. In addition, we also perform revision rhinoplasty for those eager to achieve improved results after previous surgery.

stunning woman at the beach *model

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is consistently one of the most frequently performed facial plastic surgery procedures in the United States. While some undergo this procedure for cosmetic reasons, others choose to do so because of functional concerns and breathing problems (or perhaps, even a combination of the two)1. Some of the potential benefits of rhinoplasty can include:

  • Improved shape of the nose
  • An uplifted nasal tip
  • A smoother nasal bridge
  • Decreased size of the nose
  • Straightening of the nose and reduced asymmetry
  • Adjusted nostril shape or size

For a more pronounced makeover, some of our patients opt to combine rhinoplasty with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as facial implants or cosmetic injectable treatments.

Rhinoplasty is not a procedure used to treat breathing issues. Patients with this concern can be assessed for a deviated septum, internal or external nasal valve collapse, and other functional problems, all of which would be addressed with an additional reconstructive procedure. If performed at the same time as the rhinoplasty, the reconstructive portion of the surgery may be covered by insurance.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

The first step in preparing for rhinoplasty is to undergo an examination and consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon, during which time patients will have the opportunity to candidly discuss their goals and arrive at the ideal treatment plan in collaboration with their doctor. Before the procedure, patients may be asked to stop smoking and to avoid taking certain medications that can increase bleeding.

Dr. Reish in Surgery

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Cosmetic nose surgery can be performed in one of our state-of-the-art operating rooms located in both our Garden City and Manhattan facilities. These new rooms are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), a distinction that signifies the highest standard of care. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes around two hours to complete.

There are a number of techniques that may be employed during rhinoplasty surgery, depending on the patient’s unique goals and anatomy. Rhinoplasty incisions may be made inside the nose or on an outer area of the nose between the nostrils where scars will be well hidden. Next, the rhinoplasty surgeon will raise the skin that covers the nose and reshape the underlying cartilage and bones. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the results, incisions will be closed and the nose will be splinted for optimal healing.2

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Elevation of the head is crucial for at least a day following rhinoplasty, and any heavy lifting or strenuous activity should be avoided for at least three weeks. It is imperative that the nose be protected from potential harm in the weeks after this type of cosmetic surgery.

Patients should expect swelling and bruising in the nasal area for several days after the procedure. However, swelling should be notably diminished after 3-4 weeks or by their one-month follow-up appointment. However, this is extremely variable, while some patients find swelling significantly dissipates in the first month, for others it takes months or even years to completely subside. Any pain during recovery can be alleviated with medication. Patients should not blow their nose for at least a week after nose surgery in order to facilitate the healing process. The external splint will be removed after one week, and if any internal nasal packing is used—which is uncommon—it will also be removed at that time. After that, normal daily activities can typically resume while taking special care to avoid strenuous activities or sports that could injure the face.3

Our Rhinoplasty Results

The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve facial harmony and symmetry. For patient results, we invite you to review our before and after gallery.

Woman booking an appointment online


If you are displeased with the appearance of your nose, our experienced plastic surgeons can help. We offer a range of cosmetic procedures designed to achieve your aesthetic goals in Manhattan and Long Island. Book online now, and select your location, surgeon, date, and time.

FAQs About Rhinoplasty

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are individuals in good overall health, with fully developed facial bones, and realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcomes. Additionally, all candidates should have specific concerns about their nose’s appearance that they wish to address.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the surgery. Afterward, there may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but these can usually be managed with pain medications prescribed by your surgeon.

Are there any risks or complications associated with rhinoplasty?

Our team of expert plastic surgeons and experienced medical staff will do everything possible to minimize rhinoplasty risks. Our goal is to see that your surgery and recovery process is safe, smooth, and effective. However, there are risks and potential complications associated with any surgical procedure. Rhinoplasty risks may include:

  • Infection
  • Suboptimal wound healing
  • Numbness or changes in sensation
  • Discoloration or prolonged swelling of the nose4

Can a non-surgical nose job with fillers give the same result as rhinoplasty?

A non-surgical nose job, also called liquid rhinoplasty, using fillers can provide some similar aesthetic results to a surgical rhinoplasty, but it is a temporary and less invasive procedure. While it can address minor issues like symmetry and volume on the bridge of the nose, it cannot achieve the same transformative and permanent changes as a surgical rhinoplasty. Only a surgical procedure can address aesthetic concerns long-term. The choice between the two procedures depends on individual goals and preferences, with surgical rhinoplasty being the primary option for significant and long-lasting alterations to the nose’s structure.

Can I achieve a specific nose shape or look I desire?

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. While they will strive to achieve your desired outcome, it’s essential to have realistic expectations, as the final result will also depend on your unique nasal anatomy and healing process.

What’s the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?

Open and closed rhinoplasty are two different surgical approaches for nose reshaping. In closed rhinoplasty, all incisions and sutures are inside the nostrils, leaving no visible external scars. Comparatively, in open rhinoplasty, a small incision on the columella provides the surgeon with a full view of nasal structures. Closed rhinoplasty is ideal for minor adjustments with minimal scarring, whereas open rhinoplasty is preferred for complex cases or revision surgeries requiring precise reshaping and access to correct functional issues. The choice between the two techniques depends on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s expertise.

Can I combine any other procedures with rhinoplasty?

Yes, you can combine rhinoplasty with other cosmetic procedures such as chin augmentation, facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, or non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and Botox. Combining procedures can offer a comprehensive facial enhancement, addressing various concerns and achieving a more balanced and harmonious result.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure. Insurance may cover some aspects of rhinoplasty if it’s done for medical reasons, such as septoplasty to improve breathing.

1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2020.pdf. Accessed July 31, 2023.
2American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the steps of a rhinoplasty procedure? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty/procedure. Accessed July 31, 2023.
3 Mayo Clinic. Rhinoplasty. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/rhinoplasty/about/pac-20384532. Accessed July 31, 2023.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of rhinoplasty? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty/safety. Accessed July 31, 2023.

The Doctors at New York Plastic Surgical Group have either authored or reviewed and approved this content.


Contact Us

Virtual Appointments Available

*Checking this box is my consent to receive phone calls, text messages and emails about my healthcare from New York Plastic Surgical Group. I understand that this consent is not a condition of purchasing any goods or services, I can opt out at any time, message/data rates may apply, and opting-in includes acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Communications through our website or via email are not encrypted and are not necessarily secure. Use of the internet or email is for your convenience only, and by using them, you assume the risk of unauthorized use.

View Our Locations

Mobile Map Image


1290 Summer Street
Stamford CT, 06905

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


200 West Main Street
Babylon NY, 11702

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


86 Saint Felix Street
NY, 11217

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo

Brooklyn – Park Slope

330 9th Street
NY, 11215

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull CT, 06611

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo

East Hills

2200 Northern Boulevard
Greenvale NY, 11548

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


136-20 38th Avenue
NY, 11354

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo

Garden City

999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City NY, 11530

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


206 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station NY, 11746

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


5 Columbus Circle
New York NY, 10019

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo

Manhattan Uptown

1040 Park Avenue
New York NY, 10028

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo


222 Westchester Avenue
Harrison NY, 10604

Driving Directions

NYPSG logo