Nose Reshaping Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Many patients turn to Dr. Joseph Fodero because of his skill, experience, and record of success in performing rhinoplasty, and most have questions about the procedure, itself. Dr. Fodero is committed to answering each and every question comprehensively and honestly, as he believes that in-depth patient education is essential to exceptional patient care. Below, patients can find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about nose surgery. Contact our Florham Park rhinoplasty office, convenient to residents of both Essex County and Morris County, to learn the answers to your specific questions about nose reshaping surgery.

Where is your office located?

Dr. Fodero’s rhinoplasty office is in Florham Park, New Jersey. Patients from all over New Jersey, including Essex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Hudson County, and Passaic County, visit Dr. Fodero office for rhinoplasty.

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How long will it be after my nose surgery before I can return to work?

On average, our patients return to work in 10 days. Usually, after surgery on a Thursday, patients are able to report to work the following Monday..

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What will Dr. Fodero discuss during the consult?

During the consult, Dr. Fodero will analyze your nose, discuss your concerns and goals, and describe the changes he will be able to make through rhinoplasty. Dr. Fodero will discuss with patients exactly what he plans to do during nose surgery. In addition, Dr. Fodero utilizes state-of-the-art image morphing software so that patients can anticipate what the results of their nose surgery may look like.

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How long will post-operative swelling last?

While most of the major swelling and initial bruising will subside in 10 days, swelling can take a few weeks or months to completely resolve. Patients’ noses continue to improve subtly from months to years later.

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When will the appearance of my nose become more or less permanent?

Patients often see dramatic improvement in the following weeks to months following surgery, and the results continue to improve several months to years following surgery.

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What if I’m not happy with my results?

Even in Dr. Fodero’s hands, some rhinoplasties need to be revised. Dr. Fodero strives to give all of his patients a nose with which they are satisfied. If a patient is unsatisfied with the results Dr. Fodero achieved through primary rhinoplasty, and he believes that the results can be improved, he will waive the surgeon’s fee and perform secondary rhinoplasty.

Even though all cosmetic surgery patients encounter the risk of not being fully satisfied with their results, patients of Dr. Fodero are placing their trust in the hands of one of the most successful, respected, and experienced rhinoplasty surgeons in the country. Of the average rhinoplasty surgeon’s patients, about 25 percent will require revisional surgery; however, Dr. Fodero’s average is far below that at 5 percent, and approximately one-fifth of his work consists of revising other surgeons’ rhinoplasties. With Dr. Fodero, patients are entrusting their care to a surgeon who has more than 13 years of experience and has amassed thousands of satisfied patients.

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What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?

As an alternative to the surgical procedure, Dr. Fodero also offers non-surgical rhinoplasty. This safe, convenient procedure utilizes various injectable treatments, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM™ Ultra, JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus, and ArteFill® to contour and shape the nose according to the patient’s desires.

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Will insurance cover my nose surgery?

If a patient has a nasal airway obstruction related to a deviated septum, internal valve collapse, or large turbinates, insurance may pay for part of the nose surgery.

As an alternative our patients can also finance their procedure through CareCredit.

When scheduling a consultation with Dr. Fodero, be sure to give us your insurance information. Our staff has nearly 10 years of experience minimizing patients’ out-of-pocket expenses for rhinoplasty.

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Is the rhinoplasty surgery safe?

The nose surgery procedure is extremely safe. In 13 years of performing the surgery, Dr. Fodero has never had a major incident of bleeding during surgery or a major infection following it.

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Am I a good candidate?

Though there are a number of factors involved in determining a patient’s candidacy for rhinoplasty, certain noses are easier to treat than others. The best candidates have realistic expectations for their results and possess nasal anatomy that is amenable to the procedure.

During the initial rhinoplasty consultation at his Florham Park cosmetic surgery office, Dr. Fodero will determine the patient’s candidacy and discuss the appropriate options.

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Contact Dr. Fodero

If you have any further questions about nose surgery, contact Dr. Fodero, who serves Essex County, Morris County, and surrounding communities. Thousands of patients have trusted him not only for his experience and skill, but for his willingness to answer all their questions with clarity and honesty.

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