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Rhinoplasty in Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, performs rhinoplasty and a variety of plastic surgery near Philadelphia, PA.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and aesthetically enhancing the nose. It is commonly referred to as a nose job.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

The benefits of rhinoplasty are many. Not only can the shape and structure of the nose be modified for reasons of appearance, this type of plastic surgery can also eliminate issues such as sleep apnea, a deviated septum, or severe allergy and sinus issues.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

There are both open and closed types of rhinoplasty. In open rhinoplasty, the physician makes a small incision in the columella, which is the septum that divides the right and left nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty is more common and does not involve any incision, as the entire procedure is done within the nose. In both procedures, the physician separates the nasal skin and soft tissues, reshapes it, and typically uses a stent or tape to immobilize the newly reconstructed nose. Patients may be under a general or local anesthetic.

About Dr. Glat

Dr. Paul Glat attended medical school at New York University and completed post-graduate training in general surgery. He then received advanced training at NYU’s prestigious Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been recognized both locally and nationally and has been featured on ABC and NBC news. His writings have appeared in plastic surgery textbooks and over 50 plastic surgery publications. A compassionate and caring physician, he has done a great deal of work with reconstructive surgery for children and serves as a director of multiple programs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Paul Glat is currently based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, yet provides facial reconstruction surgery throughout the northeast.

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Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. April 14, 2015