Primary and Secondary Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, will improve the profile of your nose, including the width of the nose and thickness at the tip or end of the nose. Under Dr. Matarasso’s expert care, rhinoplasty sculpts and recontours the nose to achieve the shape you have always desired. The result is a natural appearance that won’t look scooped-out, pinched-in or turned-up. It will look like the nose you were born with. Generally, the entire operation is done through incisions inside the nose and there is no external scarring. There is no packing placed in the nose after the surgery, which allows for a much quicker and less painful recovery.

One of the country’s leading experts on rhinoplasty, Dr. Matarasso was a pioneer in the combination of aesthetic rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery to improve nasal contour and correct breathing problems simultaneously. He produced a brochure on correcting nasal deformity for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and he lectured on nose surgery as a traveling professor for ASAPS from 2000-2001. While he is well-versed in all aspects of rhinoplasty, Dr. Matarasso’s areas of interest include:

  • Rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery breathing
  • Open vs. closed surgical technique
  • Alar/nostril shaping and correction and prevention of alar retraction
  • The hanging nose
  • Dorsal grafts
  • Secondary rhinoplasty (redo)
  • Preventing post-operative airway problems
  • The relationship of the nose with the chin and neck
  • The nose in older patients
  • Nose surgery combined with other procedures, facelifts, eyes, etc.

His articles on nose surgery have appeared in such publications as The American Journal of Rhinology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery and a medical encyclopedia. He has presented his findings and moderated panels at society meetings in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Brazil and elsewhere across the globe.

Dr. Matarasso is the President of the Rhinoplasty Society. He has been extraordinarily active in the Rhinoplasty Society since he joined in 1999. Previously, he has served as secretary, member of the board of directors, parliamentarian, chairman of the membership and bylaw committees, and other positions. Previously, he has served as secretary, member of the board of directors, parliamentarian, chairman of the membership and bylaw committees, and other positions.

Dr. Matarasso performs all rhinoplasty procedures personally. The procedure time is generally 30-50 minutes.

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