Are you unhappy with the way your nose looks? Whether you have a large nose in proportion to the rest of your face, have a bump on your nose, or have a nose that is off-center, or too flat and wide at the base, you are not alone when you wonder what a rhinoplasty or “nose job” could achieve. In 2005, approximately 300,000 people had rhinoplasty performed on their nose for cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Del Vecchio sees many of these prospective Boston rhinoplasty patients in his Newbury Street plastic surgery office. He believes the best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in their appearance. If you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good rhinoplasty candidate. Dr. Del Vecchio generally recommends you wait until your nose is done growing before you consider having the rhinoplasty procedure. This age varies among individuals but usually falls in the mid-teen range. Dr. Del Vecchio has treated patients as young as fourteen. The only way you will no for sure if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio in his Boston rhinoplasty office.
Dr Del Vecchio specializes in revision rhinoplasty, which involves reoperating on patients who have already had one or more rhinoplasties elsewhere, but who are seeking better results than they have. Dr Del Vecchio also specializes in non-Caucasian, or ethnic rhinoplasty, which is often a more challenging procedure than conventional classic rhinoplasty.
During your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, he will seek to understand your expectations for the procedure. After carefully listening to your concerns and talking to you, gaining an understanding of what you hope to accomplish, Dr. Del Vecchio can determine if the rhinoplasty procedure is right for you. Before you come in for your consultation, make sure to visit the Boston Rhinoplasty Photo Gallery to see past patients and the results they have achieved. As you will see from the pictures, Dr. Del Vecchio uses his expert surgical skills to re-shape the nose to be more proportional with your face, rather than making it appear unnatural. Dr Del Vecchio will take photographs of your nose and use computer imaging, and with your guidance, together you will develop a feasible aesthetic goal and a surgical plan to achieve it.
Rhinoplasty is performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes to correct birth defects or breathing problems. Dr. Del Vecchio uses several techniques to perform the rhinoplasty, ranging from “non surgical rhinoplasty” using fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, to “closed” rhinoplasty procedures, to “open” rhinoplasty. Dr Del Vecchio provides the full spectrum of rhinoplasty approaches. It is best to be evaluated as a patient so an individual determination can be made at the time of your consultation. Rhinoplasty consultations include a complete internal and external nasal examination, as well as computer imaging to better establish your desires and align them with the Dr Del Vecchio’s surgical plan.
The rhinoplasty procedure typically takes from one to three hours depending on the complexity of the surgery. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation in the safety of a Boston area hospital. Dr. Del Vecchio’s rhinoplasty procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Del Vecchio has privileges at many locations in Boston for your convenience. If you want to have your rhinoplasty procedure in Boston, the surgery will be performed at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Harvard teaching hospital. If you are coming from the South Shore, Cape Cod and Rhode Island, Quincy Medical Center is available for the rhinoplasty procedure. For rhinoplasty patients coming from the North Shore and New Hampshire, North Shore Medical Center, part of Partners Health Care, is also available.
Did you get the information you needed on your Boston rhinoplasty procedure? The best way to learn more about rhinoplasty in Boston is to schedule your personal consultation visit with Dr. Del Vecchio. We do recommend writing a list of questions and bringing them to the appointment to consult with Dr. Del Vecchio. If you do forget to ask during the consultation, you can always call the office.
What’s next? If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, please contact our office by e-mail or by phone at 617 262 8528.