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An individual’s facial appearance is one of the most important factors in creating the first impression. Since the nose is the most prominent facial feature, it plays a key role in facial appearance. Balance and proportion are the keys to facial beauty and when a nose is disproportionately large or out of proportion compared to other facial features, the delicate balance which creates facial beauty is disturbed. Even small abnormalities of the nose can lead to major issues with a patient’s self-image.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “Nose Job,” is a surgical procedure that reshapes and refines the contours of the nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the most elegant facial cosmetic procedures that Dr. Anthony Corrado, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, performs. Many people living in the Philadelphia area seek cosmetic nasal surgery for an alteration of the nose. Dr. Corrado strives to provide his patients with some of the best results for rhinoplasty in Philadelphia.

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Benefits of rhinoplasty 

Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing surgery both cosmetically and functionally. Cosmetic flaws can be corrected to create a nose that is in better balance with the rest of the facial features. Cosmetic improvements in all aspects of the nose, including the nasal dorsum (nasal bridge), nasal tip, and nostrils, can be achieved with a nose job in Philadelphia. Functional improvement can also be achieved by correcting nasal obstruction. Nasal obstruction can result from a nasal septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal valve collapse, or injuries resulting from nasal trauma. The overall goal of rhinoplasty is to optimize nasal form and function.

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

For those seeking rhinoplasty, it is important to understand what this procedure can address. Rhinoplasty can address the size, shape, or projection of the nose. Because the nose is so central to the face, even the slightest alteration can create a drastic facial appearance. Dr. Corrado is among the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Philadelphia, allowing his patients to get the benefit of a compassionate, skilled physician. For those seeking rhinoplasty, below are some of the most common cosmetic complaints:

  • An overly large nose.
  • A nasal tip that droops, protrudes or is bulbous.
  • An overly small or “pinched” nose.
  • A “hump” on the nasal bridge.
  • A wide nose.
  • A crooked nose.
  • A nose that has been broken.
  • Problems breathing due to irregularities of the internal nose structure.

Common concerns addressed by Dr. Corrado's rhinoplasty procedure 

For those seeking rhinoplasty, below are some of the most common cosmetic complaints:

  • Bulbous (Overly Round) Tip
  • Boxy Tip
  • Overly small or pinched tip
  • Ptotic (Droopy) tip
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Overly large nose
  • Wide nose
  • Overly long nose
  • Nasal Dorsal Hump
  • Low Bridge (Saddle Nose)
  • Wide Nostrils
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal Fracture (Broken Nose)
  • Nasal obstruction
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How do I Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

Rhinoplasty is among the most challenging of all facial plastic surgery techniques, while its effects can provide some of the most gratifying results for the patient. When selecting a surgeon for your rhinoplasty, remember experience matters. For over a decade, Dr. Corrado has focused on cosmetic nasal surgery while incorporating the latest cutting-edge advances in the field. Therefore, choosing the rhinoplasty surgeon “For You” is one of the keys in achieving your surgical goals.

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Reasons to choose Dr. Corrado


Dr. Corrado believes that every patient’s nose is unique, requiring an individualized approach towards every rhinoplasty. Each patient exhibits differences in nasal anatomy and structure. The qualities of the nasal skin, cartilage, and bone will all create different challenges which require a personalized surgical plan.

Form & Function

Many failed rhinoplasties are performed where the surgeons do not respect the functional aspects of the nose. In these cases, nasal collapse and difficulty breathing are very common. Dr. Corrado believes in not only providing the best cosmetic result for his patients but also delivering a nose that functions the same if not better than prior to surgery. Modern rhinoplasty surgery strives to strike a balance between nasal aesthetic form and nasal function.

Natural Result

Dr. Corrado strives for natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of “overdone” nasal surgery. Long gone are the overly pinched and scooped rhinoplasties of the ’90s. The “cookie cutter” approach is never used, and corners are never cut. Although it may have been easy to pick out patients who had “nose jobs” in the past, the modern belief in rhinoplasty is to create a nose that strikes a natural balance with the rest of the face. Patients from Philadelphia and across the country seek Dr. Corrado for a natural look—think noses with smooth lines and gentle contours. Dr. Corrado’s goal is to create a naturally beautiful result so that others will think you were just “lucky” to be born with such a great nose. Don’t worry, your secret is safe!

Trust Your Face to a Specialist

For his entire career, Dr. Corrado has solely focused on cosmetic surgery of the nose and face. He is double board-certified in both Facial Plastic Surgery, as well as Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery), which gives him great skill and expertise in performing both cosmetic and functional nasal surgery.

Dr. Corrado has trained with leaders in the field of rhinoplasty surgery in both Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, CA. He has lectured at national symposia and published articles in the medical literature on rhinoplasty. His practice philosophy hinges on patient safety and natural results.

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It is my pleasure to share with you my thoughts on Dr. Anthony Corrado. I have scrubbed with him in surgery many times during his cosmetic surgery fellowship with us. Anthony is a gifted surgeon with a keen aesthetic eye. He also has the skills and experience to achieve great results for his patients. The natural and easy rapport he develops with his patients creates a perfect environment for making their dreams a reality.

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Rhinoplasty For Addressing Specific Issues


The decision about which type of rhinoplasty you have, either open or closed, is an important one. It depends on a number of factors, which Dr. Corrado will take into consideration as he examines you during your consultation.

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The dorsal hump rhinoplasty corrects a number of concerns, such as a crooked nose, scooped nose, wide or shallow nose, and other aesthetic issues. This procedure addresses the bridge of the nose to achieve your ideal result.

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Crooked nose rhinoplasty corrects a broken or misaligned nose, often caused by trauma. This procedure repositions the nasal bones into a more symmetrical alignment.

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Wide nose rhinoplasty is a procedure done to reduce the width of an overly wide nose. The bones are repositioned during this procedure, which creates a more narrow contour.

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The saddle nose rhinoplasty is most often done to correct a previous rhinoplasty done by another surgeon who over-reduced the nasal hump. The correction is usually achieved by rebuilding the nasal bridge with grafts.

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The bulbous tip rhinoplasty corrects an overly rounded tip, often called a “ball tip.” This procedure addresses the aesthetic concern by modifying excessively wide nasal tip cartilage, misshapen cartilage, thick nasal skin, or all three.

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This procedure corrects a drooping or hooked nasal tip by creating a more upturned position. During this procedure, the tip is rotated upward to create a more aesthetically pleasing nose.

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This procedure reduces the length of the nose, or protrusion, by bringing the tip of the nose closer to the face. This result can be achieved by different surgical techniques, depending on your unique nose structure.

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The wide nostril rhinoplasty procedure is for patients who are concerned about their nostrils being overly wide. This procedure is designed to reduce the width of the nostril by removing a small amount of tissue.

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Rhinoplasty Expectations

The objective of rhinoplasty surgery is to create a natural-appearing nose in total harmony with the rest of the face. Having realistic expectations of postoperative results as well as the recovery period is vitally important for the patient. A realistic level of expectations is one of the most important factors in patient satisfaction after rhinoplasty. Specific anatomic factors such as skin thickness, bone structure, and cartilage integrity will dictate the degree of change that is realistically achievable. Patients must realize that the goal of cosmetic nasal surgery is to improve the nose a patient currently possesses rather than create the “perfect” nose.

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What Can I Expect at My Rhinoplasty Consultation?

A rhinoplasty consultation will allow you to meet face-to-face with Dr. Corrado to determine if rhinoplasty surgery is right for you. Patients will discuss their aesthetic goals and motivation to undergo cosmetic nasal surgery. A patient’s past medical and surgical history will then be reviewed. A detailed examination of the nose will then be performed to evaluate for cosmetic as well as functional nasal issues. Each patient’s nose provides a unique and different set of challenges.

Careful preoperative nasal and facial analysis is imperative, allowing Dr. Corrado to customize a surgical plan which will fulfill your goals. He will use a thorough knowledge of nasal anatomy and normal facial aesthetics to choose the procedures best suited to each nose. Computer imaging will be used to visualize possible results and to discuss realistic expectations. Dr. Corrado then will discuss countless techniques which have been developed to creatively alter the size, shape, and function of your nose. Finally, a cosmetic consultant will discuss other factors related to surgery, including scheduling, cost, financing options, and recovery.

What happens during rhinoplasty surgery?

After proper anesthesia, Dr. Corrado will do either a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, which uses the same incisions inside the nose but also includes an incision across the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Dr. Corrado typically favors the open rhinoplasty technique because it provides better visualization of anatomy and affords the surgeon greater precision in making the needed changes to the nasal framework.

Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilage is gently raised, allowing Dr. Corrado to reshape the nasal structure. An overly large nose may be reduced by sculpting the bone or cartilage. An overly small nose may require cartilage grafting to build up deficient areas in the nose.

The nasal tip is refined and sculpted using tip suture techniques and cartilage grafts. Any functional issues causing nasal obstruction are also addressed. A deviated septum can be straightened, enlarged turbinates can be reduced, and nasal valve collapse can be repaired.

Depending on what your aesthetic goals are, incisions may also be made in the nostrils to refine and reshape them.

 Once the reshaping is complete, nasal skin and tissue are redraped, and incisions are closed. A small cast will be placed over the nose to protect it and allow it to heal.


Primary Rhinoplasty

Primary rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and change the appearance of the nose. This refers to a rhinoplasty procedure which is performed on a nose which has not underwent prior surgery.

Tip Rhinoplasty

Tip Rhinoplasty refers to aesthetic nasal surgery solely performed to improve the appearance of the nasal tip. Specialized techniques such as cephalic trim, tip suture techniques, cartilage grafts, as well as other sculpting methods are used to create an ideal nasal tip.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty is a surgery which is focused on correcting nasal obstruction to improve nasal function. This procedure typically involves correcting nasal septal deviation, nasal valve collapse, and possible inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Functional rhinoplasty can also correct airway compromise resulting from nasal trauma.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty, otherwise referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a nose job procedure performed to correct functional or cosmetic concerns resulting from a primary rhinoplasty. Revision nose jobs are among the most challenging of all types of nasal surgery and require the skills of an experienced rhinoplasty surgery. Scar tissue, cartilage damage or deficiency, and patient expectations are some of the complicating factors involved in revision rhinoplasty.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty typically refers to a “nose job” which is performed on patients of Non-Caucasian descent. Patients of Asian, African, Hispanic/Latino, Indian, and Middle Eastern descent request ethnic rhinoplasty to enhance their appearance. Different ethnicities exhibit unique anatomic features which need to be addressed by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to cosmetically improve the nose while maintaining a patient’s ethnic appearance.

Male Rhinoplasty

Male rhinoplasty seeks to create a balanced, proportionate nose while maintaining proper masculinity. A strong nose provides a male character and strength of appearance.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
(“Liquid Rhinoplasty”)

Liquid rhinoplasty is a nonsurgical option for some patients who wish to not proceed with traditional nasal surgery. The procedure utilizes common Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane which are injected into the nose to address issues such a dorsal hump, nasal asymmetry, and contour irregularities. The results of the procedure are temporary, and the filler will dissolve and be resorbed by the body over time. The procedure is performed in the office while the patient is awake with minimal discomfort. The results are immediate and there is typically very little if any downtime. The procedure is typically not suited to treat severe nasal deformities. The non-surgical nose job cannot make a nose smaller.

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How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Surgery Cost?

Due to the highly customized nature of facial cosmetic surgery, the exact cost of a surgical procedure can only be determined upon a private consultation with Dr. Corrado. Several factors play a role in the determination of the cost of rhinoplasty. The complexity of the procedure typically plays a role in the cost of the surgery. Facility and anesthesia fees factor into the cost of the procedure. Lastly, surgeon experience and expertise play a role in the determination of the final cost. For reference, the cost of rhinoplasty typically starts at $10,000.

To learn more, please call our office to schedule a consultation.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Facts

When can I return to work after rhinoplasty?

Most patients can return to work in 7-10 days after surgery once the nasal cast has been removed. Some degree of bruising and swelling may typically be present.

Will the scar be noticeable after rhinoplasty?

Most rhinoplasty incisions are inside the nose and well hidden. Those incisions that are made on the outside of the nose typically heal very well and are not noticeable once healed. Instructions for incision care will be provided immediately after your surgery to ensure the most optimal healing.

When will swelling subside?

Most of the swelling typically resolves in the first 3-6 months after surgery. The remaining swelling can take up to one year to fully resolve.

When will I see my final results from rhinoplasty?

For most patient positive changes can be seen immediately after rhinoplasty. The results of cosmetic nasal surgery only get better over the course of time. Typically, a rhinoplasty is considered fully healed and the final results visualized at one year after surgery.

Will rhinoplasty affect my breathing?

Dr. Corrado provides the best cosmetic result for his patients, but also strives to deliver a nose which functions the same, if not better, than it did prior to surgery.

How is a nose job in Philadelphia performed?

The nasal dorsum (“bridge”) is sculpted and the nasal tip is refined. Any functional issues causing nasal obstruction are also addressed. A small cast will be placed over the nose to protect it and allow it to heal in the immediate postoperative period. Other procedures such as Chin Augmentation or Neck Liposuction may be performed to complement the procedure.

What type of anesthesia is used for a rhinoplasty?

General anesthesia is generally used for a nose job. This type of anesthesia allows the procedure to be performed very safely because this method of anesthesia prevents blood and mucus from entering the airway. General anesthesia also allows the patient to be fully asleep so there is no concern for being aware of their surroundings, feeling discomfort, or remembering their surgery. All anesthesia is performed in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center by board certified anesthesiologists and anesthetists.

How long is rhinoplasty surgery?

The amount of time varies based upon what types of refinements are necessary. Procedure times can range from 1-4 hours depending on the complexity of the case. Revision rhinoplasty cases usually require more operative time than primary rhinoplasties. All procedures are performed at a fully accredited outpatient surgery center.

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What Can I Expect From Rhinoplasty Recovery

The recovery following rhinoplasty will vary from patient to patient, but generally, patients should plan on 7-10 days off work and routine activities. Patients are asked to refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 3 weeks. Dr. Corrado's patients will generally wear a splint during the first week, as well as experience some swelling and bruising. Patients should feel comfortable returning to work after this initial period.

Immediately after

Just after your surgery, you will recover in the surgery center under close observation. Once you are alert and well, you will be released to a friend or family member to be taken home.

Day of

The day of your rhinoplasty, you will return home and simply rest and recover for most of the day. During this time, it is advised to sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling in the head and nose. You will apply ice packs to your nose to help mitigate bruising and swelling. A soft diet is recommended for the first 24 hours.

One week

One week after surgery, your congestion will significantly reduce and the splint can be removed. Swelling usually peaks at around three days following surgery and will gradually diminish from that point forward. After one week, some patients will feel well enough to return to work.

Two weeks

At two weeks post-op, almost all congestion is resolved. Additionally, swelling is greatly reduced. There will be some residual swelling along with minor bruising for some patients.

One month

At this point, the nose will begin to take its final shape, and patients will generally be pleased with their appearance when they look in the mirror.

Three months

After three months, the reshaped nose will appear close to normal, with swelling significantly improved and refinements starting to take shape. At this point, patients are free to exercise, play sports, and generally be active. It is still important to take excellent care of the nose, as any impact can affect the delicate structure.

Six months

At this point, the nose is mostly healed. Patients may not need to pay much attention to the nose, and they will be familiar with their new appearance. They will likely experience a great increase in confidence in appearance.

One year

At one year post-op, the new result is fully apparent. The nose will be stable, balanced, with the incision site almost imperceptible.

What procedures are commonly performed with a rhinoplasty to further improve the overall result?

In an effort to maximize facial aesthetic balance, other procedures may be performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty. These may include the following procedures:

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