Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty in Manhattan, New York

THE PROCEDURE

WHAT IS REVISION RHINOPLASTY?

Improve the appearance of the aging nose and provide a more youthful and harmonious facial appearance with the Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty.

The Surgery

Rejuvenation rhinoplasty is much like primary rhinoplasty, except that there usually are certain specific features of the aging nose that require correction.

The overlying nasal skin is elevated through a small incision inside the nose. A small incision which heals virtually invisibly may also be made between the nostrils. The droopy tip of older age is rotated upwards, the tip refined if bulbous, and the bump of the bridge lowered.

Less change is often desired, and therefore created, in rejuvenation rhinoplasty than in rhinoplasty done in the younger age group

THE CHALLENGES

  • It is important to refine only those parts of the nose that are of concern to you. Since you may well have been quite happy with the nose you had in youth, and only wish a return to this appearance, this becomes the goal of surgery.
  • As we age our skin loses it elasticity, and so in the aging nose skin contraction following rhinoplasty may take longer and not be as refined.
  • If you want minimal surgery, there sometimes may be a better choice of procedure to obtain the "most for least". This could include eyelid or face-lifting or skin rejuvenation procedures. However, if you so wish, rhinoplasty can be done at the same time as these procedures.
  • Bruising and swelling can sometimes be, prominent. This is especially true if eyelid surgery is performed at the same time. The good news is this goes away, and pain is usually minimal.

THE DOWNTIME

  • Rhinoplasty takes between 2 to 3 hours to complete and is done at the hospital, typically under general anesthesia.
  • Full daily activities can be resumed within 2 weeks of surgery, strenuous exercise, within 3 weeks and contact sports, diving or weight lifting after 6 weeks. Also, you can travel (even by airplane) by day 8 of your recovery, and eyeglasses can be worn on the bridge of the nose after 6 weeks.
  • Small residual swelling can persist for several weeks and the final refinement can take several months to a full year to settle depending on the thickness and quality of your skin.

Goals

  • Revising a droopy nasal tip recreates a more youthful look for the nose and makes you look less sad and angry. It may also help to improve breathing.
  • Similarly, lowering the hump on the bridge (which is not caused by the nose growing, as commonly thought, but rather is created by the droopy tip) takes away the "wicked witch" look and provides strength to the nasal bridge.
  • Further refinements such as straightening, making the tip smaller, and narrowing large nostrils or a wide nose, are carried out as necessary.
  • Studies show that if you dislike your nose in your teens or young adult years, you will never come to like it, no matter how long you live. So even if you are well into your senior years, you may still have a desire to change this feature you have always disliked. Dr. ZImm has operated on patients well into their 60's and 70's with very satisfying results.
  • Rejuvenation rhinoplasty can be combined with other rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid, face or forehead lifting. Sometimes chin augmentation can enhance your rhinoplasty results even further by improving your facial profile.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATioNS

  • The degree of aging being caused by the nasal appearance.
  • If any nasal obstruction is being caused by the drooping tip.
  • Your long-standing degree of concern, or lack of concern, about your nasal shape.
  • Your desire to have a minimalist approach to facial rejuvenation, or to do whatever is necessary to maximize your improvement.
  • Skin thickness and elasticity.
  • Your expectations.
  • Your general level of health and surgical fitness.

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REVIEWS

FEATURED testimonials

"I am very happy with the results."

“Prior to the consultation, I was very uneasy about getting fillers in my cheeks because I didn’t want to look unnatural or feminine. Dr. Zimm senses my concerns and was very patient…before leaving his office, I knew exactly what to expect over the next few days after the injection. All in all, I am very happy with the results and I’m glad I found Dr. Zimm’s office.”

"My breathing is significantly improved and the cosmetic portion was beautifully done."

“…As a healthcare provider myself, I have worked with many physicians over the years and I can attest to his competence and professionalism. His practice is extremely well run and his excellent bedside manner, astute medical knowledge and involvement in the latest research put me at ease and allowed for me to completely trust his abilities… His passion for his field of work is evident, and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of my sinus reconstruction and rhinoplasty -- my breathing is significantly improved and the cosmetic portion is beautifully done.”

"World-class Surgeon with a Small-town Manner"

“I was really impressed by how much he knew about state-of-the art surgical techniques and practiced them. He is clearly an extremely skilled surgeon. He is also a very intelligent and kind person. As someone who doesn't love the idea of surgery, I felt comfortable and confident… As someone who works as a professor and an artist, I can say that Dr. Zimm sets a high bar for engaging with people and teaching them about their condition, for putting people at ease and building trust, and for clearly being passionate about both the artistry and the technical dexterity of his work. I couldn't recommend him more.”

"He won me by his demeanor, his experience, strive for perfection and honesty."

“Need a perfect, natural-looking nose? Go nowhere else but to Dr. Zimm!...Being involved in the industry myself, I went to 13 different rhinoplasty consultations in NYC to find the right surgeon. After hearing lots of opinions, prices and seeing different images of the "perfect" nose, I chose Dr. Zimm. He won me by his demeanor, his experience, strive for perfection and honesty. He also didn't have a "signature" nose he puts on every one of his patients (walk around the UES and you'll know what I'm talking about). He is truly an amazing surgeon and anyone who works with him at the hospital will tell you the same.”

"Dr. Zimm made me feel as though he was treating a friend or family member."

“Working in the industry I have had the opportunity to work with many surgeons and am always very particular when choosing a physician myself, family, friends and so forth. Dr. Zimm recently performed a Blepharoplasty on me in his office. I consulted with 10 surgeons before moving forward and scheduling this surgery. Without hesitation, I have to say I could not have made a better choice in surgeons!!!! Dr. Zimm was confident and competent, he also had a wonderful bedside manner and made me feel as though he was treating a friend or family member of his own. Fantastic! Not to mention the results are amazing!!!! Completely natural, but amazing Thank you Dr. Zimm!!!!!!”

"Warm and extremely professional"

I am not one to write reviews, but Dr. Zimm deserves one. I had numerous consultations with other top rhinoplasty surgeons across the country but as soon as I had my consultation with Dr. Zimm, I immediately felt he was the right surgeon for me. I am very thankful I chose him. Heather and his entire staff have been warm and extremely professional. He is a brilliant surgeon. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience and would recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, patient, artistic surgeon.

"If I was asked to describe Dr. Zimm in two words I would say: 'GREAT HEALER!'"

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

The ideal age varies depending on the procedure. Some surgeries, like rhinoplasty, are often performed in late teens or early twenties, while others are more common among older adults seeking anti-aging treatments.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a accredited facility, plastic surgery is generally safe. However, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and individual factors also play a role in safety.

Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and individual healing abilities. Some treatments may have minimal downtime, while others may require several weeks of recuperation.

Skilled surgeons strive to provide natural-looking outcomes. Open communication with your surgeon about your expectations and goals is crucial for achieving the results you desire.

Most surgeries result in some scarring, but plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring through careful incision placement and suturing techniques. Scar management post-surgery can also help.

The cost varies by procedure and location. We do not accept insurance.

It's crucial to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the specific procedure you're interested in. Reading reviews, checking credentials, and scheduling consultations can help with this decision.

Risks include infection, scarring, anesthesia complications, and dissatisfaction with results. An open discussion with your surgeon about potential risks and how they can be minimized is essential.

 

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