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Planning for Rhinoplasty Surgery

The face is the most distinguishing feature a person notices in another, and it affects how an individual is viewed. As the nose is the focal point and occupies the center of the face, nose surgery (also known as rhinoplasty), for Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware plastic surgery patients is becoming increasingly common. While rhinoplasty is performed to improve one’s cosmetic appearance, it can also correct breathing problems, as well.

Dr. Timothy Greco is a facial plastic surgeon skilled in performing rhinoplasty to help patients improve facial harmony. He is committed to meeting with you to discuss your specific concerns and needs and creating a unique surgical plan that will yield an optimal outcome.

Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC is limited solely to excellence in aesthetic surgery of the face. Dr. Greco treats patients from Philadelphia, Main Line, New Jersey, and Delaware. To schedule your appointment at Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC, request a consultation online, or call (610) 553-6356 today.


Before your rhinoplasty surgery at our Philadelphia area practice, it is important to prepare accordingly. We want you to feel comfortable with the procedure and after care, and our consultation and preoperative visit are designed with this in mind. If you are considering surgery, please read common questions asked about planning and preparing for your procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step in preparing for rhinoplasty surgery?

We recommend assessing what your current wants and needs are prior to meeting with Dr. Greco for a personal, in-depth consultation. Once you have discussed your concerns with him, he will create a surgical plan that is tailored individually to you.

Should I have an open or closed rhinoplasty?

Depending on your specific concerns, an open or closed rhinoplasty may be performed. Dr. Greco will determine which procedure he feels will achieve optimal results for you based on your consultation.

Do I need to stop smoking?

It is strongly recommended that individuals stop smoking several weeks before and after their surgery.

How long will the surgery take?

In general, our rhinoplasty patients can expect that surgery will take several hours to perform. This will vary depending on the individual patient and the complexity of the surgery.

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What is recovery like after rhinoplasty?

Generally, our rhinoplasty patients are sent home the day of surgery with a taped splint over the nose as it heals. During this time, medication may be prescribed to help ease any discomfort you may feel post-surgery. Patients are instructed to apply cold compresses to the nose intermittently for three days.

In most cases, our patients are able to resume normal activities within two weeks. Minor bruising may be disguised with makeup.

When will I see results from my nose surgery?

Immediately after surgery, patients typically notice swelling around the nose and eyes. The majority of this swelling (80%) resolves in two weeks. Around this time, patients are able to see a noticeable change to the shape of the nose. The remaining swelling will dissipate within nine to twelve months after the procedure, at which time patients will see the final result.

For more information about rhinoplasty or to schedule your appointment at Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC, request a consultation online, or call (610) 553-6356 today.

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