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Oren Friedman, MD

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon located in Philadelphia, PA & Radnor, PA

Your nose is one of the most prominent features of your face, which is why it’s so vital that you feel happy and confident with its appearance. If you’d like to change the shape or appearance of your nose, schedule a rhinoplasty consultation or revision rhinoplasty consultation with top rhinoplasty surgeon Oren Friedman, MD, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Friedman is a world-class plastic surgeon who can improve your overall appearance by giving you the nose you’ve always wanted. He is also a world expert in nasal function, and as such, he will make certain your breathing is also improved during your nasal surgery. Get started today by calling Dr. Oren Friedman Facial Plastic Surgery or requesting a visit online.

Rhinoplasty Q & A



What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the surgical alteration of the shape of your nose. With rhinoplasty, you can modify the upper portion of your nose (which is bone), the lower part (which is cartilage), or both.

Most patients seek rhinoplasty to help correct a bump on the nose or to create a more refined appearance of the nasal tip. Dr. Oren Friedman provides the most natural-looking, cosmetically beautiful noses for his patients who travel from around the world to seek his surgery.

Dr. Friedman is a world expert in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. His skills are internationally renowned, and he frequently trains surgeons from around the world in his innovative, minimalistic, and effective techniques.

He has a keen aesthetic eye that he uses to guide patients towards the best possible outcomes producing natural-looking results that improve aesthetics and breathing at the same time.

What does rhinoplasty correct?

With rhinoplasty, Dr. Friedman can:

  • Shorten or lengthen your nose
  • Change the shape of your nose
  • Narrow your nostrils
  • Lift or redefine the tip of your nose
  • Fix a prominent bump or depression in your nose
  • Re-center your nose if it’s crooked

Whether an injury has changed the shape of your nose or you were just never satisfied with its appearance to begin with, rhinoplasty can change the overall appearance of your face to be more in line with how you see yourself.

If you have difficulty breathing properly through your nose, Dr. Friedman can perform a procedure called septoplasty or nasal vestibular stenosis repair to improve your breathing.

What’s involved in a rhinoplasty procedure?

Dr. Friedman tailors his operations to your particular needs, giving you a newly shaped nose with a procedure designed to allow you to look your absolute best while minimizing your recovery and downtime.

He has also performed preservation rhinoplasty techniques for many years and employs a minimalist approach that aims to keep as much of your anatomy intact while reshaping your existing components to give you the results you want with the least risk and the least downtime.

First, he makes incisions in your nose that allow him to resculpt your bone and cartilage. Dr. Friedman loves to perform closed, endonasal techniques with his rhinoplasty procedures whenever possible, meaning that he makes all incisions inside of your nose.

While this is a more complicated approach for a surgeon to take, for the right patient, this technique dramatically lessens recovery time and minimizes external scars. Dr. Friedman is also an expert in the external or “open rhinoplasty” approach, and he performs that in a minimalistic way with rapid recovery for patients who need certain aspects corrected that cannot be approached through the endonasal technique.

The specific surgical plan is selected after a discussion with the patient regarding the goals and expectations of surgery. This ensures that the proper operation is performed for the appropriate candidate. 

Once he makes his incisions, Dr. Friedman sculpts your nose. This process might involve reshaping or repositioning your nasal bones, enhancing certain areas of your cartilage, or removing wedges of skin at the base of your nostrils.

Dr. Friedman uses the diamond rhinoplasty technique Piezosurgery® to reshape your tissues without actually having to break them. This practice helps to reduce bruising and swelling in your recovery and gives Dr. Friedman more latitude in making minute changes and working with subtle details to provide you with the best possible outcome. 

After he’s reshaped your nose, Dr. Friedman puts a splint on the bridge of your nose to stabilize your internal tissues and keep your new nasal shape protected while you heal. 

It typically takes many months to fully heal from rhinoplasty, during which time you can reduce swelling with ice packs and by keeping your head elevated for the first three days. You should be able to return to work with face to face contact within one week after surgery, and you should feel comfortable on the phone and computer within 3-4 days following surgery.

Get started with your rhinoplasty today by calling the offices of Dr. Oren Friedman Facial Plastic Surgery or by requesting a visit online.

What is an endonasal rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty?

As a young surgeon trained by world-renowned closed and open rhinoplasty masters, Dr. Oren Friedman appreciated from the very start of his career that rhinoplasty without external incisions had tremendous advantages for the patient. Yet, it had become a lost art to most surgeons.

As a result of his training, he incorporated closed endonasal and preservation rhinoplasty techniques as a mainstay of his techniques since he started to practice the art of nasal surgery. 

From the very first day of his surgical practice, Dr. Friedman developed innovative techniques that prevented and corrected the failures of “old-style reduction rhinoplasty” and applied knowledge gained from modern external (open) rhinoplasty successes to the classic closed or endonasal rhinoplasty operation.

As a result of his wish to provide his patients the best possible outcomes, Dr. Friedman travelled around the world to study and observe surgeries from the world rhinoplasty masters.

Armed with the vast experience he gained from these global interactions, Dr. Friedman dedicated himself to innovations and exceptional nasal surgery results which have helped him become an internationally recognized authority on closed rhinoplasty, endonasal rhinoplasty, and preservation rhinoplasty.

Today, there is a more widely recognized advantage to preserving normal nasal anatomy, and closed or endonasal rhinoplasty is once again being looked at as the best method to use when possible.

Dr. Friedman’s dedication to his patient’s best interests has always guided his technical choices, and he continues to study, innovate, and teach others in hopes of improving patient care in nasal surgery.  

Diamond rhinoplasty involves using a diamond-tipped ultrasonic device to mold your bones into a more beautiful shape. This provides a very safe and conservative approach to your nasal procedure, more rapid recovery, and is a “trick of the trade,” of which not all surgeons are aware.

For the best rhinoplasty Philadelphia has to offer, schedule your appointment with Dr. Oren Friedman today. 

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