When you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery to reshape or repair your nose, you naturally want the best plastic surgeon for the job. Searching for an expert rhinoplasty surgeon on the East Coast, especially the Northeast, can be a tough task. With so many options, you’ll want to find someone with a lot of experience who can answer your questions and make you feel at ease. You will find some of those very best plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty here in NYC and New Jersey.

After all, some of the best medical schools and training programs are here, as well as some of the most prestigious hospitals, where surgeons go through their residency and then earn surgical privileges.

In addition, rhinoplasty surgeons in NYC and Northern NJ get more experience than surgeons in most other parts of the country.

Not only are NJ and NYC large population centers, they are also popular surgical destinations for people across the country. All these factors add up to excellent surgical qualifications and the best credentials, along with the most experienced surgeons you will find anywhere.

So, considering all the variables, similarities and opportunities, should you consider getting rhinoplasty in NYC or in NJ?

When It Comes to Rhinoplasty, NJ is the Place

All of the abovementioned information bodes well for choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon based in NYC or Bergen County, NJ. However, it doesn’t mean these two destinations are equal in terms of excellent rhinoplasty results.

As you research plastic surgeons to consult about your rhinoplasty or septoplasty procedure, you will soon find that New Jersey is the best place to have your nose job. When you’re considering rhinoplasty, NYC is not the place for a few main reasons.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have Your Rhinoplasty in NYC

Of course, you will find some excellent plastic surgeons in NY and in NYC. Despite the many good reasons for there being great surgeons there, it doesn’t mean it’s the best place to have your surgery. There are a number of ways that choosing NYC for rhinoplasty can interfere with a good rhinoplasty experience and most importantly, getting the results you want. Here are some of the reasons not to love NYC for rhinoplasty:

1. Lack of personal attention in NYC

If you’ve read our other rhinoplasty blog posts, you’ll have a deep understanding of the importance of personal attention in getting a good rhinoplasty result. Your nose is at the center of your face, so it’s crucial that there are no errors or misunderstandings about what you want.

You must keep in mind that some plastic surgeons who are overbooked, as is common in NYC, tend to rush through meetings with patients and even through the surgery itself. The problem: you could end up getting the nose that the surgeon thinks is best for you, rather than the nose you want.

2. In NYC, “time is money”

The idea that “time is money” most likely was invented in NYC. It’s a town that runs at its own high speed. With some things, speed is good. If you want a quick lunch or want to make quick money, even, NY might be a great place. Quick surgery (unless it’s an emergency) is a bad idea. If your surgeon is in a rush, even if he or she is very skilled, you may end up with a cookie-cutter result, rather than what you really wanted.

A surgeon in a hurry may get in the habit of doing the same rhinoplasty procedure on everyone just to get it over with. Those who are looking for quality nasal surgery, a caring attitude and attention to detail should look elsewhere. You are much more likely to find these things (including personalized care) outside NYC—in Bergen County NJ, for instance.

3. The “I do them all this way” Approach

Yes, you want a confident surgeon with excellent judgment. But nasal surgery is very personal and you don’t want to look like every other patient that a particular surgeon has worked on. (Yes, some surgeons have their “signature” nose that says more about them than about the individual patient.) You’ll find some plastic surgeons in NYC who are turning out rhinoplasty patients that look eerily similar.

4. NYC surgeons have high overhead

Not every surgeon in NYC or Manhattan charges excessive fees because of their superior expertise. Many charge so much because they have to. To pay for the office space and surgery suites in the neighborhood where they practice, they need to upcharge their patients.

5. NYC travel is too expensive and hectic

If you are traveling to NYC for surgery, you’ll pay a premium for your plane ticket, hotel and surgery center. Traveling into New York is hectic, too. From the moment you hit the airport, traveling to and from the doctor’s office for a consultation and to and from the surgery center, you will be in a rush.

Finding a quiet place to stay can be stressful as well. You need a peaceful recovery in order to heal quickly and get the best results from your rhinoplasty. For this, NYC may not be your best option.

Get the Rhinoplasty Results You Envision and Get Advice if You Need It – From an NJ Rhinoplasty Expert

You may know exactly what you want from your rhinoplasty. On the other hand, you may want some guidance from an expert in facial anatomy and aesthetics. With the personal attention and interest in your needs that you’ll find at Cohen/Winters, getting on your way to the nose you want begins with a no-charge consultation.

You’ll find that we’re are extremely interested in your goals for rhinoplasty. If your goals are achievable and realistic, we will partner with you for success. If, on the other hand, you don’t like your nose but are not really sure how you want it to look in the end, we can help as well.

We’ll never tell you what to do, but we can provide insight from our experience with facial anatomy, and bringing facial features into harmony, that can help you clarify what you’d like to achieve.

Find Rhinoplasty Specialists with the Best Credentials in Bergen County NJ

Here in Northern NJ, you’ll find rhinoplasty surgeons educated at the best medical schools in the country and who did their residency at well-regarded medical institutions. Drs. Cohen and Winters take pride in their affiliation with Hackensack University Hospital, which is one of the best and most prestigious hospitals on the East Coast.

Most of our rhinoplasty surgeries take place in a state-of-the-art surgery center. Surgeons with surgical privileges at the Vanguard Surgical Center and the Hackensack University Medical Center are held to a very high standard. This is one way to be sure that you’re getting the best care no matter where your rhinoplasty procedure is performed.

About Vanguard Surgery Center

Another advantage to having your rhinoplasty in Northern NJ is this high-tech surgical center, located conveniently in the 113 Med Building where Cohen/Winters offices are located. The surgery center features modern operating rooms and recovery suites staffed by the best-trained medical professionals and top anesthesiologists.

The Vanguard Surgery Center is accredited and procedures are performed here daily. The center has a record of excellence in safety and the highest quality patient care.

Some patients stay overnight for professional post-surgical care at Vanguard, in one of the well-appointed overnight recovery suites. In other cases, patients may opt to stay at a local hotel with a private nurse or relative to attend to their care, depending on the complexity of the surgery and patient medical history. For insurance-covered surgeries needing a hospital stay, we can arrange same-day admission for our patients at Hackensack University Medical Center.

No matter where you are staying after surgery, Dr. Winters or Dr. Cohen will conduct a post-surgical exam and explain your recovery and care before you leave the area.

See Experienced NJ Plastic Surgeons for Complex Rhinoplasty Procedures

What if you’ve already had a nose job, but it didn’t turn out like you had planned? For outstanding revision rhinoplasty results, choose a plastic surgeon with revision rhinoplasty expertise in Bergen County, NJ.

We understand the disappointment when patients spend time and money for rhinoplasty in NYC or elsewhere, and end up with a disappointing result.

Getting Your Rhinoplasty in NJ

If you’re considering getting your rhinoplasty in NJ, we’d love to talk with you about you and your goals. We’ll sit with you in a no-charge consultation at our Bergen County office where we’ll discuss any questions you may have and if you’re a good fit for surgery.

We believe that every patient is unique and that your experience should reflect that mentality. We’ll treat you as if you were family, which means if you’re not a good fit for surgery, we’ll tell you so. We’ve brought the expertise of NYC rhinoplasty surgeons to NJ and added the personal care and precision you deserve.

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Dr. Winters

About Dr. Winters

Dr. Winters specializes in primary, revision, reconstructive, functional and teenage rhinoplasty surgeries. Dr. Winters is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and maintains active memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and others.