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Rhinoplasty, nose surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery operations.  Many patients seek nose surgery because the nose is the most prominent feature of the face and has a profound impact on overall appearance.  At times, an event leads the patient to consider rhinoplasty, such as an accidental nasal fracture. Other patients are bothered by the aesthetic appearance and some patients struggle with functional difficulties resulting in breathing problems.  Patients are sometimes concerned that their nose has aged, and changed over the course of decades and that it no longer has a youthful appearance. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Nadelson will carefully address your individually concerns during your consultation.

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Candidates for Nose Surgery

Patients of all ages are considered candidates for nasal surgery. However, it’s best to wait until the patient’s nose is fully developed before doing rhinoplasty. That’s usually by age 16 for women and 18 for men.  The age group most likely to seek rhinoplasty is the late teens to early twenties. In my experience, improved appearance of the nose in this age group often leads to significant improvements in self-confidence. These patients are especially happy when they breathe better as well.

The other common group of rhinoplasty patients I see is slightly older. Often the appearance of their nose has long been a concern for them, but they’re seeking more subtle change at this stage in their lives. Other times they may notice that their nose is larger and droopier than it used to be, and it’s starting to remind them more of their parents’ appearance rather than the way it looked in their high school yearbook. Helping these patients obtain natural-looking rhinoplasty results is particularly rewarding for me.


Patients recover quickly following their procedure.  Nose surgery splints come off 4 to 6 days following surgery, at which point many patients will return to work. Although patients look good even at this early stage, the results continue to improve over the course of a year.


In your consultation with Dr. Nadelson, he will provide you with a price estimate that is based on  factors specific to you as a patient. During your consultation, you may also wish to ask about the financing options available, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadelson, Contact his office at (212)-500-2163.

Adam Nadelson MD

Cosmetic Surgeon