Rhinoplasty

Procedure Snapshot

This procedure reshapes the nose to bring facial features into better balance. Dr. Parker is experienced in a variety of rhinoplasty techniques to help his patients in Paramus, New Jersey, change the shape, size or symmetry of their nose.

Cost & Recovery

  • $6,450 to $11,670*
  • Patients typically return to normal daily activities about 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Quick Facts

  • Cartilage and bone are reshaped to achieve a refined nasal structure. 
  • Results can be enhanced with a complementary procedure such as chin augmentation.**
  • Teenagers can have rhinoplasty after their nose has finished developing, typically around age 13 to 16.
  • 39,692 patients had rhinoplasty in 2019.*** 

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Results may vary.

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data.

Rhinoplasty
 Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 132 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #132

This 38-year old, referred by his primary care physician, expressed concern about his heavy neck, over-projecting nose and obstructed breathing on the left side. He had undergone a closed rhinoplasty many years ago by another plastic surgeon. During surgery, Dr. Parker sculptured the patient’s neck with VASER liposuction. With an open approach, he... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 131 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #131

This 17 year old male was bothered by his overly protruding nose which seemed out of balance with the rest of his face. An open rhinoplasty was performed by Dr. Parker. This included reducing the prominent nasal bones, sculpturing and setting back the nasal tip. Postoperatively, the patient liked the improved shape and contour of his nose. Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 148 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #148

This 28 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She came in with concerns about the appearance of her nose. Two years earlier, the patient had undergone an open rhinoplasty with another plastic surgeon. The goal had been to refine and set back her nasal tip (along with alar base resections). However, she complained that presently... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 147 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #147

This 27 year old sought Dr. Parker’s help in addressing several issues regarding her nose which have bothered her for some time. Specifically, she did not like her dorsal hump and broad, drooping tip. She also had persistent breathing difficulties on both sides of her nose. During the patient’s initial consultation with Dr. Parker, he... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 155 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #155

This 25 year old Hispanic patient, a former basketball player requested improvement in the appearance of her nose. She had broken her nose several times playing ball. Specifically, she was bothered by her dorsal hump, the crooked appearance of her nose and the bulbous tip. Dr. Parker and the patient discussed open rhinoplasty as a means  to correct... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 201 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #201

This 24 year old requested that Dr. Parker improve the appearance of her nose. She did not like its crooked appearance, dorsal hump and bulbous tip. Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty to address these issues. At surgery, he reduced the bony cartilaginous hump, performed infractures to narrow the upper nose, reduced and refined the bulbous tip... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 129 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #129

This 22 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, was concerned about the appearance of her nose. Specifically, she did not like her dorsal hump or drooping nasal tip when she smiled. Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty in which he removed the bony and cartilaginous hump, performed infractures to appropriately narrow the nasal dorsum,... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 172 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #172

This 35 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested improvement in the appearance of her nose. She did not like her dorsal hump, bulbous tip and wide base of her nose. Dr. Parker performed an open rhinoplasty during which he reduced the bony cartilaginous hump, performed infractures to appropriately narrow the upper portion of... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

A nose that is out of harmony with other facial features draws attention and affects the overall aesthetics of the face. Dr. Parker performs rhinoplasty (nose job) in Paramus, New Jersey, to help patients achieve a more refined, natural nasal contour that complements the other facial features, while also correcting any internal deformities that may be causing breathing difficulties.  

Rhinoplasty Specialist Trained by Masters

Dr. Parker was fortunate to train under several master rhinoplasty surgeons during his plastic surgery residencies at NYU Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. In his private practice, Dr. Parker has maintained a strong interest in rhinoplasty, performing many rhinoplasties each year. Dr. Parker is a member of The Rhinoplasty Society, a prestigious organization composed of 150 premier surgeons throughout the world who specialize in noses. These surgeons go through an extensive vetting process in order to become members of this organization. They are considered innovators in their field and deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery.

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Understanding the Anatomy of the Nose 

Nose anatomy illustration showing nasal bones, upper lateral cartilage, and lower later cartilage

From an anatomy perspective, the nose is a complex structure (see illustration). The upper 40% of the framework consists of paired nasal bones, which are not movable. The lower 60% of the nose is made of movable cartilage. The two nasal passages are separated by the nasal septum, which is composed of both bone and cartilage. 


What Issues Can Rhinoplasty Treat? 

People from Ridgewood, Paterson, Jersey City, and beyond visit Dr. Parker for rhinoplasty to improve the size and shape of their nose. He may also correct breathing problems at the same time by correcting a deviated nasal septum and other related internal nasal structures.  

Dr. Parker reviews details about all of the issues he can correct with rhinoplasty (with patient photo examples) in this blog post and this rhinoplasty infographic


How Much Does a Nose Job Cost in New Jersey? 

At Parker Center, the cost of rhinoplasty typically ranges between $6,450 and $11,670. Your total cost will depend on your anatomy, your desired results, and the complexity of the procedure. At your consultation with Dr. Parker, we will provide a detailed price quote that includes surgeon’s fees, operating room and anesthesia costs, supplies, and pre- and post-operative care. Visit our Pricing page for detailed information.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed? 

Depending on your anatomy and the changes you would like to make, Dr. Parker may perform a closed rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty, or tip plasty. During your consultation, Dr. Parker will explain his recommended surgical plan to improve the appearance of your nose. To help you understand your options, we will photograph your face and review computer images of what your nose should look like after surgery. 

Excess cartilage is removed from the tip of the nose and shaping sutures are inserted

How Is a Closed Rhinoplasty Performed?

A closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions that are completely hidden on the inside of the nose. This technique is indicated for adjustments to the nasal bones and cartilage to improve the profile of your nose. If your nasal tip needs reshaping, Dr. Parker will perform an open rhinoplasty. At the same time, if appropriate, he can perform deviated septum repair. 

Before & After Closed Rhinoplasty* 

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This 25-year-old wanted to correct her dorsal nasal hump, which had developed over time. Dr. Parker performed a closed rhinoplasty to narrow this part of the nose. 

What Is Open Rhinoplasty Surgery? 

Open rhinoplasty involves a small, inconspicuous incision underneath the tip of the nose in the skin between the nostrils, called the columella. This incision is connected to incisions inside the nose. These cleverly hidden incisions allow Dr. Parker to “open” the nose, providing unparalleled exposure to the underlying bone and allowing him to make very precise adjustments under direct vision. 

Before & After: Open Rhinoplasty*

Profile of young female before and after rhinoplasty

What Is a Nasal Tip Plasty? 

A nasal tip plasty involves improving only the cartilage that shapes the tip of the patient’s nose (see illustration)—it is not a surgical technique, but an area of focus. Almost always, Dr. Parker will use the open rhinoplasty approach to achieve the most natural-appearing, symmetric tip he can. 

Before & After Tip Plasty With Nostril Reduction* 

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This 26-year-old patient wanted her nose to be less bulbous and narrower on the sides. Dr. Parker performed an open tip plasty to refine the tip cartilage and remove the fleshy side walls of the nose, known as the alar bases. 

What Should I Expect at My Rhinoplasty Consultation and Imaging Session? 

Woman looking at computer screen with imaging technician

Your consultation is where the fun really begins—and Parker Center has made the experience particularly special! During your appointment, Dr. Parker will spend extra time with you to ensure that he understands your goals and that you are fully educated about your options so you can make a well-informed decision. 

In addition to your time with Dr. Parker, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet with our imaging expert so you can see the possibilities of your procedure. One of the best ways to understand what rhinoplasty can achieve for you is to see a picture of the possible results on your own nose. Using our advanced computer imaging technology will give you a very good idea as to how your existing nose can be sculpted to the nose you desire. 

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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What Is Secondary/Revision Rhinoplasty?

Secondary rhinoplasty, also called revision rhinoplasty, is performed to correct deformities from prior rhinoplasty surgery. These procedures are typically more complicated than primary, or first-time, rhinoplasty. Secondary rhinoplasty surgeries are almost always performed after waiting at least 12 months following the prior procedure. 

The intricate nature of the structures that shape the nose, as well as scar tissue from prior surgery, most commonly make a secondary rhinoplasty an especially tricky and complex procedure. Accordingly, Dr. Parker almost always uses an open rhinoplasty technique for these surgeries. Cartilage grafts are often needed to replace or support the nose as part of a secondary rhinoplasty procedure. 

The best rhinoplasty is one that will not have to be redone. Dr. Parker’s revision rate following primary rhinoplasty surgery ranges from 5 to 10% and most often is needed simply for rasping dorsal callus, which may form after surgery. 

Before & After Secondary Rhinoplasty* 

Profile of young woman before and after rhinoplasty
After 3 rhinoplasties by other surgeons, this 32-year-old patient came to Dr. Parker for secondary rhinoplasty. She wanted a sleeker dorsum and more defined nasal tip.

Before & After Secondary Rhinoplasty*

Man\'s profile before and after rhinoplasty
This 70-year-old physician had concerns about the appearance of his nose and was referred to Dr. Parker by a friend. The patient had septorhinoplasty to improve his breathing after nasal trauma. The primary surgery was successful, but over time the patient’s nasal tip had drooped affecting both his appearance and breathing. He asked Dr. Parker to elevate his drooping nasal tip. Dr. Parker performed a secondary open rhinoplasty.

Should I Get a Nose Job, a Chin Implant, or Both? 

Balanced facial features are the hallmark of an attractive face, particularly a refined facial profile, so sought after in today’s “selfie” pictures. Together, the nose and chin are important in helping determine your profile. Many patients achieve optimal facial balance with a chin augmentation at the same time as rhinoplasty. This combination procedure is performed in approximately 20% of Dr. Parker’s rhinoplasty patients and adds no extra recovery time. 

Before & After Rhinoplasty With Chin Augmentation* 

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This patient had a custom-fit chin implant inserted during the same surgery as her rhinoplasty procedure. Note the more refined jawline and improved balance in facial features. 

In addition, rhinoplasty procedures are commonly combined with eyelid rejuvenation or neck contouring. This allows the patient to have multiple areas corrected during one surgery with only one anesthesia and recovery. Usually, the recovery is similar, whether one or more procedures are performed. 

Before & After Rhinoplasty With Eyelid Surgery* 

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This patient had a lower lid blepharoplasty performed in addition to a closed rhinoplasty. 

What Is the Procedure for a Nose Job? 

For your safety, Dr. Parker performs rhinoplasty (nose job) using general anesthesia. Surgery may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the degree of complexity. You will be able to go home about an hour after surgery. There is usually little pain. 

Several sutures are inserted in the columella, and a light plastic splint is applied to protect the nose. Packing is never inserted because patients don’t like it and it is unnecessary. The columellar sutures and external splint are removed 1 week after surgery. Swelling and discoloration usually subside within 7 to 10 days. 


How Long Is Rhinoplasty Recovery? 

Rhinoplasty recovery occurs progressively over time. Swelling and bruising are most intense the first week after surgery. During this time, you will be wearing a plastic splint to protect the nose as it heals. When the splint is removed at 7 days after surgery, swelling and some bruising will be present. Patients, however, are excited to see the improved shape of the nose even this early on in the recovery process. 

Though timeframes vary from patient to patient, most patients go back to work and social activities about 1 to 2 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery. They can gradually resume exercise after 2 to 3 weeks (at least 4 to 6 weeks for swimming and contact sports). Camouflage makeup can be applied 10 days after rhinoplasty surgery. Much of the swelling will be gone 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. It often takes approximately a year for the last 10% of the swelling to disappear. 

We will spend time during your pre-op education visit to carefully walk you through the details of recovery following your rhinoplasty. 

Our Signature

Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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“I had my rhinoplasty done by Dr. Parker in June 2012. Dr. Parker is a compassionate doctor with great bedside manner and his staff is wonderful. It’s been a year since my surgery, my nose has healed with no problems and I am more than happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Parker to anyone that is interested in getting plastic surgery.”

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Nose Job? 

Nose reshaping is one of the most common procedures requested by teenage patients. Having a nose that is in proportion to your features can help you feel better about the way you look, but it is important to approach your decision thoughtfully. Rhinoplasty can only be performed safely and successfully after the nose has finished developing, typically by age 13 to 14 for girls and 15 to 16 for boys. 


What Are My Next Steps? 

To meet with Dr. Parker and his team to learn more about rhinoplasty, request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment.