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Rhinoplasty in Darien

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When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? If you are unhappy with your nose, it can have a huge impact on your confidence in your appearance. Fortunately, there is a solution. Many patients are candidates for Harmony™, Dr. Passaretti's unique minimally invasive ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure. Rhinoplasty should be about creating harmony. Your nose should be a perfectly harmonious part of the face, blending with and adding beauty to the lips and eyes.

Not drawing attention because it is either overly prominent or fake and operated looking. If you are looking for a dramatic change or just a better you, using rhinoplasty Connecticut plastic surgeon Dr. David Passaretti can adjust the length, width, and profile of your nose. He can also use this procedure to correct a deviated septum and improve your breathing. We offer both the traditional open technique and Dr. Passaretti's more advanced minimally invasive ultrasonic rhinoplasty, Harmony™. Dr. Passaretti will determine which type is right for you during a consultation. To schedule your initial appointment, contact our office today.

Harmonious, Natural-Looking Results

Rhinoplasty is a procedure done on the nose to change the angle and/or width of the nose to provide the patient with a more balanced or appealing look.

A Top Plastic Surgeon


Dr. David Passaretti developed his state-of-the-art technique combining twenty years of experience and the latest technological advances. He is one of a select few plastic surgeons in Darien, CT, and all of Connecticut who offers minimally invasive scarless rhinoplasty using the latest harmonic piezoelectric technology. Traditional open rhinoplasty, the kind most surgeons still use, is performed with incisions in the skin and osteotomes—surgical chisels and hammers that allow plastic surgeons to modify bone tissue.

These techniques, which have not changed in over fifty years, are effective but lead to large amounts of swelling and long recovery times. The additional scarring from skin incisions and the poor control provided by blunt chisels can lead to an all too common operated-on or overdone look. But with Harmony™, the minimally invasive ultrasonic rhinoplasty (also known as microrhinoplasty), Dr. Passaretti uses much smaller ultrasonic tools to perform microrhinoplasty surgery. These piezoelectric tools use harmonic vibrations to precisely alter the bone and cartilage in your nose without harming surrounding tissue. He performs these techniques through tiny incisions located entirely inside your nose. This means no visible scarring, less recovery, faster healing, and a more natural harmonious look.

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Tiny harmonic ultrasound tools allow for unparalleled precision and far greater control when performing osteotomies, so your results can be much smoother and natural-looking.

Preservation of Healthy Tissue

Microrhinoplasty also minimizes injury to surrounding soft tissues and avoids all skin incisions, resulting in far less bruising and swelling than older rhinoplasty techniques.

Faster Recovery

Because ultrasonic saws result in less trauma to your tissue, you can enjoy faster bone healing, less pain, and a faster recovery after your nose job.

Determining Your Candidacy

If you are dissatisfied with the shape or size of your nose, you are likely a good candidate for rhinoplasty at our Darien plastic surgery practice. To be considered for this treatment, you should be in good physical health with specific yet realistic goals for your treatment. Rhinoplasty is only suitable for adults, and teenagers should wait until they have finished growing before they consider a nose job.

Open vs. Closed Surgery

There are two different rhinoplasty techniques: open and closed. While both can achieve similar results, and Dr. Passaretti's final recommendation will ultimately depend on your aesthetic goals and the natural shape of your nose, the closed technique offers distinct advantages due to the minimal disruption of normal tissue. During closed rhinoplasty, he will create tiny incisions inside your nostrils. In open rhinoplasty, he will place the incision across the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.

Technique Personalized to Your Needs

Although, Harmony™, the ultrasonic closed rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure, Dr. Passaretti typically prefers this option since it eliminates visible scarring. However, since open rhinoplasty allows him to easily access more tissue, he may recommend this procedure if you require more extensive correction.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Before performing either procedure in our Fairfield County private surgical suite, Dr. Passaretti will supply general or intravenous (IV) sedation. After he has created the incisions, he will alter cartilage and bone to improve the shape of your nose. Typically, he will remove material to reduce the size of your nose, but he can also perform a tissue graft to enhance its definition.

He may also straighten your septum to improve your breathing. Lastly, Dr. Passaretti will drape the skin over the new contours of your nose and carefully close the incisions. Closed rhinoplasty avoids any incisions in the skin

"Our daughter had rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Passaretti this past month. She is so happy with the outcome. He did an amazing job and it looks just like she pictured it would. The procedure was seamless, and he really listened to her and what her expectations were. The whole team at his practice was wonderful!"

- 5 Stars on Vitals

Benefits & Considerations

Performed at our practice in Fairfield County rhinoplasty can correct a wide range of concerns and health issues, including:

  • Reduce the length or width of your nose
  • Correct asymmetry
  • Restore balance by making your features more proportionate
  • Reduce the size of your nostrils
  • Remove humps or depressions from the bridge of your nose
  • Enhance your breathing by correcting a deviated septum
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • Maintain the unique characteristics of your facial contours with ethnic rhinoplasty

Since rhinoplasty is a completely personalized procedure, your initial consultation is a vital component of your treatment. During this appointment, you will discuss your cosmetic goals and health history, and Dr. Passaretti will examine the natural shape and size of your nose to create a treatment designed just for you. If you are unhappy with the results of a previous surgery, he also offers revision rhinoplasty at his Darien practice to correct imperfections and restore your confidence in your appearance.

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Contact Dr. Passaretti Today

You can learn more about whether rhinoplasty is right for you, including cost and financing options, during a consultation. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Passaretti in Darien today.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820