NYC Rhinoplasty Specialist
A board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert J. Morin, MD, FACS specializes in rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery. Based in Manhattan, Dr. Morin received his medical degree from New York Medical College and was a post-graduate fellow in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. At the forefront of cutting-edge cosmetic surgical technology, Dr. Morin is proud to announce the addition of Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty to his practice. As one of the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. who are trained in this new technology, Dr. Morin utilizes ultrasonic tools to guarantee a less intrusive and more precise surgery with shorter recovery time. His experience performing complex reconstructive surgeries and traditional rhinoplasty procedures ensure Dr. Morin will be attentive to the particular needs of each individual. Dr. Morin is highly active in the professional community and has gained recognition with his philanthropic activities.
The nose is the centerpiece of the face. Sometimes, however, an individual may wish to change or enhance the characteristics of his or her nose. Rhinoplasty is a nose surgery that can address a range of concerns related to the shape and appearance of the nose. A common and safe procedure, rhinoplasty can modify deformities, adjust the proportions of the nose, and bring the facial features into greater balance.
*Results may vary
What can rhinoplasty do for me?
A rhinoplasty can alter the nose for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Some people undergo the procedure to iron out a bump, reshape the tip or modify the overall shape of the nose; others may wish to correct a deviated septum to alleviate obstructed breathing; and some may want to restore the original shape of the nose after a fracture or injury. A small change can have dramatic effects. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, it is best to discuss your personal objectives and the surgical process with Dr. Morin.
Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty is a highly personal one. If you are dissatisfied about the size, shape, or profile of your nose, you may want to consider the procedure. The best candidates for rhinoplasty are in good health, have reached the minimum age (mid-teens), and, importantly, have realistic expectations about the outcome. While a rhinoplasty can change the appearance of the nose, it cannot transform a person into an unattainable ideal.
How is the procedure performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed using two basic surgical techniques: open or closed rhinoplasty. The placement of the incisions is what differentiates the two techniques. With the open technique, an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils. With the closed technique, the incisions are made in the lining of the nostrils. After the incisions have been made, the nose can be reshaped. This is done through the careful removal and sculpting of cartilage and bone. In some cases, tissue will be grafted to build structure and form. After the nose has be resculpted, the incisions will be closed and a splint will be placed on the nose.
The details of the procedure will vary from individual to individual. During your consultation, Dr. Morin will thoroughly review the surgery as it relates to your specific case.