Daniel Y. Maman, MD FACS


Your nose isn’t just the aesthetic center of your face—it’s also critical to the function of your respiratory system.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Y. Maman in NYC provides superior rhinoplasty surgery and concierge patient care that delivers the aesthetic refinement and functionality you deserve.

What is Rhinoplasty?

As both the focal point of your face and the first organ in your respiratory system, issues with your nose can impact your self-esteem, but also your ability to sleep and exercise.

With reasonable recovery times and an immediate impact, it’s no surprise that rhinoplasty is the oldest and most popular procedure in facial plastic surgery. 

More than almost any other plastic surgery procedure, rhinoplasty requires artistry in addition to surgical skill. Dr. Daniel Y. Maman is renowned for his ability to help his rhinoplasty patients meet their cosmetic and clinical goals with results that look natural and improve your comfort and well-being.

Dr. Maman is pleased to offer the latest in rhinoplasty surgical techniques that, when combined with our in-depth consultations and attentive pre- and post-operative care, help our patients continue looking and feeling their best.

How does it work?

Rhinoplasty, synonymous with a nose job, is an outpatient surgery that repairs internal problems, such as deviated septums, and cosmetic concerns, such as dorsal humps or bulbous tips.

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

There are two surgical approaches to rhinoplasty. 

A closed rhinoplasty technique reshapes your nose using two incisions inside your nostrils. This procedure is used for patients who only need minor corrections and reshaping of their nasal tip. Because the incisions are inside your nose, there will be no visible scarring.

An open rhinoplasty technique is performed from the outside of your nose. Dr. Maman makes a small incision on the columella—the tissue that separates your nostrils—in addition to the two incisions inside your nostrils. The skin on your nose is then lifted so Dr. Maman can see your nasal bone and the rest of your nasal anatomy.

An open rhinoplasty is more invasive than a closed rhinoplasty. Because it allows for advanced cartilage grafting and more precise repairs, an open procedure is recommended for patients seeking a dramatic cosmetic change or who need a rhinoplasty because of an injury. 

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty is a very effective way to improve the balance and harmony of your facial features. Rhinoplasty is a good option if you want to:

  • Straighten and smooth bumps or dips in your nose
  • Reshape the tip of your nose so it’s less bulbous, upturned, drooping, hooked, etc.
  • Alter the contours of your nostrils
  • Reduce the width of your nasal bridge
  • Increase your nose’s symmetry
  • Change the size or angle of your nose 


Many of our patients are unhappy with their nose but also concerned a rhinoplasty will eliminate the personal and genetic characteristics that make them unique.

A rhinoplasty will make an immediate and permanent change to your appearance, but it’s important to remember that the goal of plastic surgery procedures is to help you become the best you, not to become “perfect.”

In fact, a “perfect” nose may look imperfect on your face. Dr. Maman balances your aesthetic desires with your facial proportions with an attention to detail that gives you a nose that looks naturally, beautifully you.

Medical Rhinoplasty

Your nose is an important organ that is critical to your sense of smell and your respiratory system. A loss of function in your nose can have a serious impact on your daily life. Medical issues that can be improved with a rhinoplasty include:

  • Sinus issues like a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates
  • Repair to damage caused by accidents or burns
  • Cleft lip or palate or other congenital defects

Medical rhinoplasty can improve airflow through your nose, reduce sleep apnea, help you recover from congestive colds more quickly, and enhance your sense of smell. It is also possible to combine medical and cosmetic rhinoplasties into one procedure.

Results & Recovery

We take every measure to provide the highest degree of comfort for our patients throughout your scar revision process.

We believe that all patients should be fully informed. That’s why we schedule multiple pre-op appointments, so you know what to expect from your procedure. We stay in close contact during this period and each patient receives prompt and personalized care.

Once the surgery is complete, you have the option to recover at home if you are a local, or one of our luxury recovery rooms at select hotels in New York City. Recovery timelines vary depending on your procedure, but we offer thorough aftercare to ensure your optimized recovery and results. 

The result? Patients that are confident and comfortable with their surgical plan and results. 

For more information, read our FAQs below. 

See our other patients’ outstanding results. Let’s find the right approach for you and work together to achieve the results you’re looking for.

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The Procedure

Having a scar revision procedure is a choice you make for your self-confidence. We make sure you have the information you need to feel good about your decision throughout the entire process, beginning with your inquiry with our practice, the consultation, and beyond. 

Before surgery, we provide:

  • 60- to 90-minute in-depth initial consultations with a complete medical history review and physical assessment by Dr. Maman
  • Multiple pre-op visits to answer all your questions and make sure you’re recovery-ready
  • Specialized surgery coordinators to help you navigate scheduling, financial, and insurance processes

Once you’ve moved forward with surgery, we make sure you’re just as cared for. You’ll get:

  • Convenient and safe operating facilities in NYC
  • Luxury recovery rooms at NYC hotels for out-of-town patients or patients uncomfortable recovering at home 
  • Complimentary, custom post-operative support garments and scar treatment regimens 
  • Attentive and routine aftercare visits

Personalized, Holistic Patient-Centered Approach

Understanding each patient’s personal and clinical needs is central to our practice. We’re committed to answering your questions fully so you are confident in moving forward. We customize treatment plans for each patient, and each patient receives Dr. Maman’s personal contact information along with direct round-the-clock access to our nurse and surgical coordinator.

Meet Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, Board-Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon

A Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with post-doctoral training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Maman has appeared on the New York Times Top Doctors and Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery lists. 

Dr. Maman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This recognition is granted only after six years of rigorous education training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He’s also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  

Whether your reasons for rhinoplasty surgery are personal, clinical, or both, you deserve an exceptionally well-trained professional who is more than just a surgeon, but a partner in your care. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Basic Rhinoplasty FAQs

Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?

Good candidates for rhinoplasties have a nasal obstruction or breathing problems and/or are unhappy with the appearance of their nose and:

  • Have completed facial growth
  • Are generally healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Have chosen the surgery for themselves without pressure from anyone else.

Meeting with Dr. Maman for a rhinoplasty consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate. He will work closely with you to choose the best way to help you meet your goals.

Where will my procedure be performed? How long will it take?
Dr. Maman usually performs rhinoplasty surgeries at an AAAASF-certified surgical suite. He also has operating privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Englewood Hospital. We work with you to select the best facility for your needs.

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes two to three hours, depending on complexity.

How much does a rhinoplasty cost? Will my insurance cover the procedure?
Because rhinoplasty requires individualized treatment plans, pricing varies from person to person. Dr. Maman conducts a detailed assessment of your goals in your initial consultation and then provides you with an itemized price quote to help you make your decision.

Your insurance will not cover a purely cosmetic rhinoplasty. However, if you have a deviated septum or other functional breathing issues, your insurance may cover part of your surgery.

How long does recovery take?
Rhinoplasty recovery takes place in stages. At first, you may experience significant swelling. It may take several days for the swelling to subside enough to remove the splints and packing supporting your new nose structure.

You will likely be able to return to work and most daily activities within a week of surgery and exercise within three to four weeks.

While the acute healing phase only lasts for about a month, it is common to experience swelling periodically for up to one year. During this time, your nose will continue to settle into its new shape and its appearance may change slightly, but these changes will not be extreme.

When can I work out after my rhinoplasty?
You can work out three to four weeks after your surgery. Exercise may temporarily cause more swelling immediately after your workout, so we recommend you return to exercise slowly and gradually increase the difficulty of your exercise. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks.
Can my rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?
Combining surgical procedures can reduce both your cost and recovery time. We can generally combine rhinoplasties with both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. You may find that adding other procedures balances the changes made to your nose. Fillers, fat injections, fat grafts, facelifts, eyelid lifts, and brow lifts are common surgical companions to a rhinoplasty.
Will my nose still be unique after rhinoplasty, or will I look like everyone else?
Dr. Maman approaches each procedure with a commitment to your individuality. It is possible to improve the flaws that bother you or affect your ability to breathe without losing the specific traits that make you unique.

Dr. Maman will work closely with you to make sure you understand what is possible in your procedure and that he understands your concerns and goals.

Will a rhinoplasty require follow-up visits?
Because we value our patients’ health and satisfaction above everything else, we don’t charge for post-operative visits, whether they are part of your detailed follow-up plan during the first year after surgery or the annual visits that we recommend to ensure your rhinoplasty result is maintained.

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