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As one of the most prominent parts of the face, it’s important to have a nose that functions as an asset to your appearance. The wrong nose can really throw things off, creating an asymmetrical look and causing unnecessary anxiety and a loss of self-confidence. Problems with the nose can also impede breathing and create other functional issues, as well. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, having performed over 4,000 surgeries, Dr. Doshi has specialized in delivering high-quality rhinoplasty in Long Island.

What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure that improves facial harmony by making the nose more proportional. Rhinoplasty has the ability to adjust the size, shape, and overall look of the nose based on the patient’s desired outcome. While it is mostly known as a cosmetic procedure, it can also be considered reconstructive for patients that need to rectify a problem from birth or treat an injury, such as a broken nose or deviated septum. Overall, the procedure can address a wide array of issues affecting the nose shape, including:

  • Largeness of the nose
  • A bump on the bridge of the nose
  • A hooked nose
  • An enlarged nose tip
  • A crooked nose
  • Wideness of the nose
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Width of the nostrils
  • Asymmetrical nose

A nose job is always a customized procedure that takes into account the patient’s unique facial structure and desired results. During the consultation, a thorough assessment will be performed to determine the best course of action to meet the patient’s needs. Having a carefully-thought-out plan to work from ensures that the procedure goes smoothly and results are satisfactory. 

benefits of rhinoplasty

Receiving a nose job with Dr. Doshi can correct issues like:

  • A nose that’s too wide or too narrow
  • Asymmetrical shape of the nose
  • Wide, flared, or disproportionate nostrils
  • Upturned nose
  • Drooping or crooked nose

Nasal problems can also cause some serious issues that might impact daily life. Dr. Doshi can perform nose surgery at his Long Island office to help you deal with:

  • Breathing issues
  • Alar pinching
  • Sleeping problems

Before your procedure, Dr. Doshi will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan, and map out the path to your ideal results, so you can know exactly what to expect, every step of the way.

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Is Nose Surgery the Right Procedure for Me?

Many patients who have come to one of Dr. Doshi’s offices for Rhinoplasty in Long Island, have mostly done so for one of two reasons. Problems with the nose can cause cosmetic and functional issues in equal measure, so patients are often looking to either boost their self-confidence, correct a functional issue, or both.

If you’ve been unhappy with the cosmetic impact your nose has on your face, consider getting a rhinoplasty in Long Island by Dr. Doshi to feel more satisfied with the way you look.

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How is rhinoplasty performed?

  • Step 1: Anesthesia

When arriving to our offices in Long Island, rhinoplasty is begun with the patient receiving general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, as decided with the surgeon during your private consultation. You will be completely relaxed during the procedure, and you will feel no pain.

  • Step 2: Creating the incision

Rhinoplasty is performed either as a closed procedure, with the incisions hidden within the nostrils, or as an open procedure, with the incision created at the base of the nostrils across the columella. Closed rhinoplasty is reserved for cases where only minor changes are required to the nasal structure. Open rhinoplasty affords the surgeon greater access and precision when it comes to reshaping the cartilage and bone within the nose.

    • Step 3: Contouring the nose

    In this step, the surgeon will remove cartilage and bone to create a more attractive nasal shape. The tip is refined, and the nostrils may be addressed as well. If the nose needs to be augmented, the surgeon will use cartilage grafts to enhance the bridge.

    • Step 4: Correcting structural issues

    The surgeon can revise a deviated septum at this juncture, improving breathing problems.

    • Step 5: Closing the incision

    Once all the changes are made, the surgeon will then close the incision and bandage the nose. A splint may be placed temporarily to keep the new nasal shape intact during the first phase of recovery. Sutures and the splint are typically removed within one week.

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    More About the Rhinoplasty Procedure

    When it comes to the face, there’s no question about the fact that the nose is a defining characteristic. Rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to sculpt, shape, and otherwise correct the nose to account for a variety of issues that might present themselves. Patients unhappy with the size or shape of their nose can have nose surgery to change the way it looks, enabling it to better complement their facial structure.

    Individuals experiencing problems with things like breathing or sleeping can also have rhinoplasty to correct functional issues caused by nasal deformities, as well.

    The rhinoplasty procedure is one that tends to have a dramatic impact on patients’ lives, specifically due to the primary role played by the nose, when it comes to one’s facial appearance. 

    The opportunity to change the size and shape of one’s nose in a more aesthetically appealing direction can be an incredibly empowering one, allowing you to finally live your life looking the way you’ve always wanted. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Doshi brings an impressive level of skill and experience to the table, working closely with each one of his patients to bring them the results they’ve been hoping for.

    What are the different types of rhinoplasty procedures?

    Ethnic rhinoplasty – In the past, surgeons approached every rhinoplasty with the idea that the Caucasian bone structure was universal. Today, rhinoplasty surgery is personalized to reflect and preserve your ethnic, cultural heritage. Nose surgery is no longer performed in a cookie-cutter fashion. Ethnic rhinoplasty includes nose surgery for African-Americans, Asians, Middle Eastern clients, and Hispanic/Latinx patients.

    Revision rhinoplasty – When the patient is unhappy with their results from a primary rhinoplasty, revision surgery can be performed to address their original goals. Often a surgeon did not go far enough in correcting nasal flaws, or they went too far and removed too much cartilage and bone, resulting in structural imbalances and poor aesthetics. Revision surgery can restore confidence and create a natural-looking outcome that is stable and enjoyable.

    Liquid rhinoplasty – A liquid rhinoplasty is performed non-invasively using dermal fillers and injectables. The treatment can help refine the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils, but results are only temporary. This is often a great way to “try on” nasal changes before committing to a surgical rhinoplasty. If you're interested in receiving a non-surgical nose job in Long Island or the nearby areas, please reach out to us and schedule your consultation. 

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    There are two methods of rhinoplasty that involve different incision points: open and closed. Dr. Doshi performs both methods, choosing the right one with you during your consultation. This is an important consultation step to allow you to be well-informed about procedure options and be involved in the decisions about your health and appearance. Depending on what aesthetic or structural changes need to be made, Dr. Doshi will advise on the right course of action and walk you through the details of each method so that you’re fully prepared.  

    Open rhinoplasty, also referred to as external rhinoplasty, is done with a small incision on the fleshy column between the nostrils, called the columella. This incision point gives more access, but it will leave a visible scar. During closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nostrils themselves. This incision point provides less access and leaves no visible scar. 

    Both procedures are done under general anesthesia or twilight sedation. Depending on what your procedure entails, either method may be used.


    Some nose surgeries, especially on difficult cases, require more visibility of the area being treated or easier access to the surgery site. In this case, open rhinoplasty is indicated and Dr. Doshi will recommend this. During this procedure, he will make an incision along the width of the columella and lift the skin. This gives the visibility and precision needed for certain procedures, and allows Dr. Doshi to have access to the entire nose structure, including the nasal tip.

    For those who are undergoing rhinoplasty to correct surgical errors, nose structure collapse or significant reshaping of the nose, open rhinoplasty is most often used.


    For those who need more minor corrections or reshaping, closed rhinoplasty may be appropriate. Patients who only require minor reshaping of the nasal tip are often candidates for closed rhinoplasty.

    This surgical method, using incisions made only within the nostrils, is much less invasive. This allows for reduced healing time and less post-procedure swelling. Another benefit is that there is no visible scarring.

    Dr. Doshi is well versed in both procedures and performs both techniques with expertise and precision. 

    What’s the Recovery Process Like?

    Recovery from nose surgery usually takes about one to two weeks, during which time your nose will be in a cast to ensure it’s kept stable. You’ll experience some bruising and swelling around your nose and eyes — which is completely normal — and we’ll set up follow-up appointments with you, so we can make sure you’re healing properly.

    You’ll want to keep your head elevated for about a week after your surgery, even when you’re asleep, so as to help the bruising and swelling go down, and you’ll want to avoid any strenuous activity for at least three weeks as you heal.

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    What is the cost of rhinoplasty?

    Performed by Dr. Doshi in Long Island, rhinoplasty is a personalized procedure that is different for each person, so costs vary quite a bit. Pricing usually depends on the surgeon’s fees, the facility fees, the anesthesia fees, and other factors. If additional procedures such as chin augmentation are undergone at the same time as rhinoplasty, then naturally the price will climb. Our team can sit down with you during your private consultation and discuss the fees for rhinoplasty in Long Island, as they relate to your individual case.

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    Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

    Most rhinoplasties are performed for strictly cosmetic purposes, so they do not qualify for insurance reimbursement. However, if your rhinoplasty addresses breathing issues, it may be deemed medically necessary, and insurance may cover a portion of the treatment.

    Rhinoplasty FAQ

    How old do I have to be in order to undergo rhinoplasty?

    With rhinoplasty, it’s important that the patient’s nose is fully formed. This typically happens at around 16 years old for girls, and 18 years old for boys. If the nose is fully grown earlier and Dr. Doshi has approved the surgery, then the patient can move forward with rhinoplasty. Anyone younger than 18 years old will need their parents’ or guardians’ consent for surgery. In addition to age, the patient’s overall health, both mental and physical, will be assessed before deciding if rhinoplasty is safe.

    Is a nose job painful?

    Thanks to Dr. Doshi’s conservative, cutting edge techniques, most clients don’t find rhinoplasty to cause undue discomfort. On occasion, clients may require nasal packing to control postoperative bleeding, and this can be bothersome. However, any packing is removed within 48 hours. Dr. Doshi will ensure that you receive the proper pain medications after surgery to keep your recovery process on track.

    How long will it be before I can resume my normal activities?

    Most clients can resume their normal schedules within 3-5 days after surgery, bearing in mind that they will still have some swelling and bruising to contend with and they may have to wear a cast for the first week. Most of the swelling will subside within about 3 weeks. During this time, you should try to refrain from strenuous activities that could enhance the swelling or increase your blood pressure.

    What will rhinoplasty scarring be like?

    Scarring will depend on whether Dr. Doshi performs open or closed rhinoplasty. With closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made intranasally, or within the nostrils where they are completely hidden from view. Open rhinoplasty may be chosen if the client requires more in depth changes to the bridge, tip or nostrils. In this case, a small incision is made at the base of the nose, where it is virtually unnoticeable

    What happens if I am unhappy with my results?

    Swelling with rhinoplasty can last up to a year after surgery, so it’s important that you give your nose time to achieve its final shape before judging its appearance. Patience is among the hardest parts of undergoing rhinoplasty, because often the beauty of your new nose isn’t apparent instantly. It can be valuable to join online forums that discuss the recovery process, so you can measure your experience against that of your peers. If you are still unhappy with your nose job after 12 months, you can consider revision rhinoplasty.

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    If you’re fed up with a nose that’s too small, too large, or somehow just doesn’t quite get along with the rest of your face, call Dr. Doshi today. He offers various types of nose jobs at his Long Island offices that can help you love the way you look, forever.

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