What is rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty is the term used for cosmetic nose surgery, and it’s one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty is done to improve imperfections of the nose, including prominent nasal bridge bumps, crookedness, a nose that is overly long, and more. Nose surgery can also be done to improve functionality. Dr. Jason Bloom & Dr. Julie Shtraks tailor every nose surgery procedure to the individual patient’s concerns, needs, and desired outcomes. Many of their patients say that getting a rhinoplasty in Philadelphia was the best decision that they have ever made, and they don’t know why they waited so long to have it done. Both doctors receive messages from patients on a daily basis saying how happy they are with their noses, and how worthwhile undergoing rhinoplasty was.

What can a nose job in Philadelphia do?

  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Decrease an overly large nose
  • Remove a hump on the nasal bridge
  • Increase desired projection of nose
  • Smooth irregularities of the nose
  • Reduce overly large nostrils
  • Re-shape or re-size the nasal tip
  • Balance the facial features
  • Improve breathing problems
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Dr. Jason Bloom’s Technique for Rhinoplasty

Dr. Jason Bloom received board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery and a fellowship and board certification with the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. His subspecialty training allowed Dr. Bloom to learn from his mentors and develop his surgical skills and technique, pairing innovative methods and experiences for optimal results.

Dr. Bloom’s procedures for rhinoplasty in Bryn Mawr are performed under general anesthesia using a board-certified anesthesiologist. The anesthesiology team will monitor the patient, so Dr. Bloom can solely do his job, concentrating on the nose itself.

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Rhinoplasty can involve re-positioning bones to straighten or narrow the nose and moving cartilage to “build up” certain areas. The procedure can be performed with either an “open” or “closed” approach. In a closed procedure, all incisions are hidden within the nose. An open procedure makes an incision at the base of the nose between the nostrils so Dr. Bloom & Dr. Shtraks can visualize the nose’s internal structure. 

Dr. Bloom’s technique for rhinoplasty is “endonasal” or “scarless rhinoplasty.” He takes this approach for over 90% of his primary (first-time) nose jobs and is an expert in this technique. 

An endonasal or scarless rhinoplasty allows for a faster recovery time (one week), with minimal swelling and bruising — and because all incisions are hidden within the nostrils, there is no external scarring. Dr. Bloom has worked on and improved this technically challenging and demanding approach for over one decade. 

Dr. Julie Shtraks’ Rhinoplasty Technique

Julie Shtraks is a Beverly Hills-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty. Dr. Shtraks completed an accredited American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship with world-renowned surgeons Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh in Beverly Hills, California. She also acted as an attending surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where she gained exceptional expertise in primary and revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Shtraks’ rhinoplasty technique focuses on your needs as an individual patient, providing the highest quality care based on her passion for research. When you trust your rhinoplasty in Bryn Mawr to Dr. Shtraks, you’ll get natural results for a youthful appearance that enhances your inner beauty. The procedure can reposition the bones to straighten or narrow the nose and may relocate cartilage to build volume in different areas.

After receiving general anesthesia from a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Shtraks will perform either an open or closed rhinoplasty. Closed procedures hide incisions within the nose, while open techniques utilize an incision at the base of the nose between the nostrils. Dr. Shtraks may choose an endonasal approach, also known as scarless rhinoplasty, allowing faster recovery with reduced swelling and bruising. Because all incisions are hidden within the nostrils, there is no visible scarring.

“Rhinoplasty is my favorite procedure to perform, and is also the most rewarding procedure that I do. It’s almost weekly that a patient will be moved to tears of joy after seeing their new nose for the first time. It is by far the best part of my job.”

Dr. Jason Bloom

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What to expect during your rhinoplasty consultation

The consultation you have with Dr. Bloom before surgery is very important, because this is where he will learn exactly what it is that bothers you about your nose. He will closely listen in order to determine the right way to get the results you want. Each patient will have different concerns about their nose, and it’s very important for him to understand why you dislike yours.  

During the consultation, 3D photographs will be taken of you, as well as Canfield Vectra 3D imaging. This is where Dr. Bloom will combine the information you have given him with his own expertise to show you what your results will look like. This is an important step in order to align what you want and what Dr. Bloom can achieve for you.

Many patients bring photographs of noses they like to show Dr. Bloom & Dr. Julie Shtraks, but it’s important to understand that a nose that looks attractive on one person may not suit another. The goal of nose surgery in Philadephia with both Dr. Bloom & Dr. Julie Shtraks is to create facial harmony so that all of the features of the face are balanced and in proportion, and appropriate for their facial structure.

Both doctors will also show you photos of real patients going through different stages of recovery. This will help you know how to plan your life around the recovery period. He will walk you through the entire procedure and recovery process so that you know what to expect. If you have any questions or concerns about undergoing a nose job, the consultation is the ideal place to bring these concerns up. 

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Dr. Bloom Talks Endonasal Rhinoplasty

Endonasal, or scarless, rhinoplasty means any incisions happen inside the nose with no small incision at the base of the nose. Dr. Bloom discusses the benefits of this method.

Why choose Dr. Bloom for rhinoplasty in Philadelphia?

Dr. Jason Bloom is a double board-certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon who only performs surgery from the neck up. He has chosen this focus to get the best results possible. At his practice, located in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area, patients are offered a comprehensive facial rejuvenation experience. Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is the premier facial plastic surgery office that combines expert, highly trained, experienced surgeons, with a fantastic aesthetician team operating the most advanced energy-based devices and skincare services. Our office is like a family, and we take care of each patient like they’re one of our own. Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery exudes a positive, friendly, and high-energy atmosphere that keeps patients coming back again and again. If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you’re interested in nose surgery, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery 

A traditional rhinoplasty in Philadelphia requires about two weeks of recovery time, with considerable swelling that will take some time to subside. However, recovery time for Dr. Bloom’s technique of choice, endonasal rhinoplasty, takes one week. Because he uses the most advanced techniques to minimize swelling, bruising, and invasiveness, nearly every patient has only a mild amount of bruising and swelling remaining at the one-week mark. 

The nasal splint is typically also removed at this time. Other than a small amount of swelling and bruising, the signs of surgery are non-existent. Cardio should be avoided for two weeks, and heavy lifting and strenuous activity for three weeks. You will have follow-up appointments at one week, three weeks, one month, and then at three/six/twelve months. 

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Rhinoplasty FAQs:

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

At Dr. Bloom’s Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area practice, primary rhinoplasties start between $15,000-$20,000 for Dr. Bloom and between $12,000-$13,000 for Dr. Shtraks (not including anesthesia or facility fees). Revision rhinoplasty (a secondary nose surgery) is more expensive and the pricing will depend on what needs to be done, such as ear cartilage, rib cartilage, or irradiated rib cartilage grafting.

Will my nose look fake? Too pinched, upturned, or “scooped out”?

Dr. Bloom will not give you a fake-looking or odd-looking nose. He is a top nose surgery specialist with excellent before and after photos and reviews from happy patients that you can view. If you have any worries about a fake-looking nose, bring this up to Dr. Bloom, and he will show you the results he has delivered for others.

Will my nose have to be broken to improve it?

Dr. Bloom makes controlled osteotomies or “breaks” in almost all rhinoplasties. This helps to narrow the overall width of the nose. If this part of the surgery isn’t done, your nose may appear wider than it should.

When can I expect to see results?

The majority of rhinoplasty patients see final results within half a year.

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