A nose that is out of balance with your other facial features can have a significant impact on your self-image and appearance. If you’ve been unhappy with your nose for a long time, consider visiting Dr. Nicole Schrader for rhinoplasty in Princeton, New Jersey (also called a nose job). She is board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and has more than 10 years of specialized experience performing this and other facial plastic surgery procedures.
What improvements can rhinoplasty provide?
The results of rhinoplasty may be subtle or significant, depending on the kind of correction desired. Men and women considering nose job surgery in New Jersey visit rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Schrader for a variety of improvements, which may include one or more of the following:
- Reshaping, reducing, or augmenting the nose
- Removing a hump
- Narrowing nostril width
- Changing the angle between the nose and the mouth
- Correcting injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing
How old should I be to have nose surgery?
Cosmetic surgery should only be performed on a fully developed nose. Female patients usually reach complete facial development by age 15 or 16 and male patients by age 17 or 18. If surgery is done before this time, continued development of the nose can alter the surgical results and possibly cause complications.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
A variety of factors affect the cost of nose surgery, including the complexity of the aesthetic enhancement and whether you are correcting breathing problems. Dr. Schrader strives to keep her rates competitive with other New Jersey plastic surgeons without sacrificing patient safety or results. When it comes to delicate surgery of the nose, it’s important to avoid revision procedures if at all possible; therefore, consider the quality of your surgeon and the care you will receive above cost.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a good facial plastic surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who:
- Is trained and experienced in all facial plastic surgery procedures
- Operates only in accredited medical facilities
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics
- Is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Dr. Schrader has more than 10 years of experience, including more than 6 years in private practice in Princeton, and has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty and other cosmetic procedures.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Dr. Schrader performs rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure using either general or local anesthetic. She begins by making incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are usually made inside the nose where they cannot be seen after surgery. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another area of the body or using a synthetic filler). After Dr. Schrader has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, she redrapes the skin and tissue over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape as it heals. Nasal packing may be used inside the nose to provide additional support.
How long does it take to recuperate after rhinoplasty?
Recovery after rhinoplasty depends on the extent of your procedure. The nasal splint is typically removed after a week, at which time many patients feel ready to return to work or school. You should plan on avoiding strenuous exercise for approximately a month.
How long will my results last?
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, although subsequent injury or other factors can alter the nose’s appearance.
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Most insurance companies will not cover rhinoplasty unless it is being done to correct a functional problem or a defect caused by disease or injury. Even in these cases, be sure to check with your insurance company to find out what portion of the costs it will cover. In addition to the surgeon’s fee, costs include fees for the operating facility, the anesthesiologist, medicine, splints, packing, and other services and materials.
Facelift & Minifacelift
Over the years, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces. Dr. Nicole Schrader performs facelift surgery in New Jersey to help women and men restore a fresher, more youthful, yet natural look. As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, she has helped hundreds of patients feel more attractive and confident with this procedure.
What makes the face look older?
As part of the natural aging process, most people experience one or more of the following changes:
- Hollows form below the lower eyelids
- Cheeks flatten and sag
- Creases form along the nose extending to the corners of the mouth
- Skin and muscle along the jawline slacken and form jowls
- Fat accumulates under the chin and along the neck
What improvements can a facelift provide?
Facelift surgery is designed to address moderate to deep facial wrinkles and reduce or eliminate the more obvious signs of aging in the lower two-thirds of the face. Dr. Schrader’s facelift results will help you look refreshed but won’t change your fundamental appearance. After this procedure, her patients typically appear 10 to 15 years younger.
What is the right age for a facelift?
As with many other cosmetic procedures, the “right age” for a facelift differs between people. Factors such as environmental exposure and heredity cause each of us to age in different ways and at different rates, which is why Dr. Schrader approaches every facial rejuvenation patient as an individual.
Most people feel they’re ready for a facelift sometime in their 40s or 50s, but the procedure can also be performed on those who are younger or older. Patients whose facial aging is mild may be satisfied with the results of non-surgical med spa services such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
Many factors go into determining whether a patient is eligible for facelift, and age is only one of them. In general, Dr. Schrader considers the overall health of the patient, his or her degree of facial aging, and his or her desired goals before developing a treatment plan.
How much does a facelift cost?
Facelift surgery is highly customizable, so it’s difficult to offer an accurate quote over the Internet. Dr. Schrader strives to keep her rates competitive with other plastic surgeons in New Jersey without sacrificing patient safety or results. During your consultation, she will carefully evaluate your areas of concern and then have her team provide a written quote that reflects the techniques you decide on together.
How is facelift surgery performed?
Dr. Schrader performs facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure using either general or local anesthetic. She places the incisions in inconspicuous locations such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears. Through the incisions, Dr. Schrader removes fat and tightens loose skin and muscles. She often includes a neck lift to complete the facial rejuvenation.
Can you combine a facelift with other procedures?
Absolutely. A traditional facelift rejuvenates the lower two-thirds of the face, but aging affects the upper face as well. Dr. Schrader can address multiple concerns at the same time by combining facelift surgery with:
- Eyelid surgery or a forehead lift to rejuvenate the upper face for an alert, refreshed appearance around the eyes and forehead.
- Facial liposuction or fat transfer to adjust the volume and contours of the face; for example, she can add volume to hollow areas or reduce a double chin.
- Non-surgical services to provide more comprehensive results.
Dr. Schrader enjoys working with patients throughout the decision-making process to help them choose the procedures that give them the improved look they want.
How long does it take to recuperate afterward?
Many of Dr. Schrader’s facelift patients are pleased to discover that the recovery period following facelift surgery is not excessively uncomfortable. Soreness and swelling are to be expected and are manageable with prescribed medication. The incisions may become itchy as part of the normal healing process.
For many patients, this procedure creates a lot of bruising. Even if you feel physically well enough to go out, you may not be comfortable with your appearance. Most facelift patients are able to resume their typical activities after about 2 weeks. At this point, sutures are removed and any residual bruising can be concealed with makeup. The thin scars usually fade over time until they are practically invisible.
Prior to surgery, each patient is given a detailed outline of what to expect after a facelift. Your own recovery may vary depending on the details of your surgery.
How long will my results last?
Facelifts cannot stop the aging process, but the results will last for years. A healthy lifestyle with consistent sun protection will help to extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.