New Jersey Rhinoplasty Surgeon Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Nose Surgery
Toms River, NJ – Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) is one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. The treatment is capable of recontouring the nose based on the patient’s personal aesthetic goals, enhancing or minimizing certain aspects to create an improved aesthetic balance among other facial features. Rhinoplasty can also provide functional improvement by correcting a deviated septum or other structural issues that may be creating breathing difficulties. Dr. Christopher Godek, a rhinoplasty surgeon in New Jersey and the director of the Personal Enhancement Center and Bella Derma Medi Spa, has spent a great portion of his career performing nasal surgery and has seen firsthand the positive effects the procedure has had on his patients’ self-confidence. He says one of the best things that individuals considering rhinoplasty can do is to thoroughly research their options and learn as much about what they can expect from the procedure as possible.
Some of the most common questions Dr. Godek receives about rhinoplasty are in regards to the concerns the procedure can address, general candidacy requirements for nasal surgery, and the overall treatment experience. Rhinoplasty can alter the appearance of the nose in a number of ways. Dr. Godek says many patients who request this procedure would like to reduce or enhance the size of the nasal bridge, recontour a “bulbous” or upturned nasal tip, adjust the size or shape of the nostrils, correct nasal misalignment, or improve symmetrical irregularities. He says correction of breathing challenges posed by problems within the nasal structure is also a common reason patients consider rhinoplasty at his practice. In terms of candidacy requirements for the procedure, Dr. Godek says patients should be at least 16 years of age, in relatively good general health, and have reasonable expectations for what nasal surgery can accomplish in terms of their personal needs and goals. During his initial consultation with patients, Dr. Godek notes that he can often utilize advanced Mirror® 3D imaging technology to show them what the potential results of surgery may look like. He says this can ultimately help patients visualize the possible outcome and get a clear look at just how much of a cosmetic difference the surgery is capable of creating.
As for the rhinoplasty procedure itself, Dr. Godek explains that this procedure is most often performed in a certified ambulatory surgery center. Patients are resting safely with general anesthesia under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist, which makes the procedure safe and comfortably tolerated. Specific rhinoplasty techniques vary among patients depending on their treatment goals and their unique needs; however, Dr. Godek notes that he strives to provide each patient with a “limited-touch” surgical approach. This method utilizes techniques designed to minimize harm to nasal tissues and reduce bruising and swelling following the procedure. Dr. Godek says that residual scars from rhinoplasty should be virtually unnoticeable—even upon close inspection—due to the precise placement of the incisions in discreet areas. As far as recovery from rhinoplasty is concerned, Dr. Godek says most patients can expect to resume their normal daily routines after approximately one week. Swelling and bruising are common side effects and should dissipate as the nose continues to heal after surgery.
Dr. Godek says advances in the field of rhinoplasty and nasal enhancement over the years have afforded patients with a variety of options. At his practice, Dr. Godek performs virtually all major types of the procedure, including primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty. He even offers a non-surgical way to enhance the appearance of the nose, a liquid rhinoplasty, which may be an ideal option for the right candidate.
Ultimately, Dr. Godek explains that individuals who are thinking about undergoing rhinoplasty should conduct careful research in order to find the best rhinoplasty surgeon for their needs. This includes review of the prospective surgeon’s biography and credentials, as well as the doctor’s surgical approach to rhinoplasty. Dr. Godek notes that viewing before-and-after photos featuring the surgeon’s rhinoplasty treatment outcomes can also provide a good idea of the doctor’s skills and abilities. He says patients should meet with the prospective rhinoplasty surgeon for an initial consultation to evaluate their rapport and ask the doctor questions about his or her experience with rhinoplasty to help them determine whether they feel comfortable and confident in the doctor’s care. All in all, Dr. Godek says that rhinoplasty is a very complex procedure and requires the skilled hands of an experienced plastic surgeon along with the development of a genuine partnership between the doctor and the patient in order to achieve their goals with the best possible results.
About Christopher P. Godek, MD, FACS
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Godek is the director of the Personal Enhancement Center and Bella Derma Medi Spa in Toms River and Wall, New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society® (also known as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), and many other medical organizations. Dr. Godek also once served as the President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has extensive experience performing rhinoplasty and has made it a special focus of his practice. In addition to nose surgery, Dr. Godek offers a vast selection of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options for the face, breasts, body, and skin. Dr. Godek is available for interview upon request.
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