Nose Surgery Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

Your nose might not play a big role in your facial expressions, but it’s definitely a defining feature and one of the first that others notice. If your nose doesn’t look or function the way you want it to, highly trained plastic surgeon James Goodnight, MD, can reconstruct it to your specifications with nose surgery at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey. To learn more about nose surgery and find out what it can do for you, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Nose Surgery Q & A

What is nose surgery?

Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that you can get to correct the outer or inner structure of your nose. You can get it to help open your airways for clear breathing or simply to make your nose more aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Goodnight can also work toward both goals by improving your nasal passages and reshaping or sizing your nose simultaneously. 

Dr. Goodnight typically performs closed rhinoplasty surgery, meaning that all of the scars are hidden inside your nose instead of being on front and center display. This also makes for a more comfortable recovery with faster healing time.

What can nose surgery fix?

Each nose surgery is a highly personalized procedure designed with your needs in mind. Depending on your reason for wanting nose surgery, Dr. Goodnight chooses to perform either a cosmetic rhinoplasty or a septorhinoplasty:

Cosmetic rhinoplasty

As the name suggests, the main objective of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to improve your nose’s appearance. With a cosmetic rhinoplasty, you can make your nose straighter or more slender, sculpt the tip, remove a bump, or make other adjustments in the way that it looks.


With a septorhinoplasty, Dr. Goodnight uses his extensive knowledge of nasal structure to optimize the internal shape of your nose and allow for easy breathing. At the same time, he considers what your nose will look like from the outside and improves the appearance, too. Dr. Goodnight is one of the only surgeons in the United States who can reconstruct a nose destroyed by the use of cocaine.

What can I expect during my nose surgery?

During nose surgery at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, you’re under general anesthesia as Dr. Goodnight performs the surgery. He makes an incision just inside your nose so that no scar is visible from the outside after healing. The entire surgery lasts for about an hour and a half, and you’ll be asleep the whole time. 

A closed rhinoplasty requires no packing, and the discomfort during your recovery time is minimal. You might see some swelling and bruising, but you’ll look presentable again within a week of your surgery.

If your nose isn’t working properly or if you’re dissatisfied with the way it looks, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or reserve your nose surgery consultation online today.