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Typically, the size and shape of your nose is a result of genetics. However, it may have been altered from an injury or from an earlier nose surgery procedure, which has affected its current appearance. Commonly referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” rhinoplasty can help to improve several aspects of this facial feature in an individualized fashion.

Rhinoplasty can effectively:

  • Narrow the width at the bridge
  • Remove visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Alter the nasal tip that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
  • Reduce the size of the nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
  • Provide better proportion in relation to the other facial structures
  • Improve nasal asymmetry

Considering the nose is a focal feature of the face, this surgical procedure can greatly contribute to a patient’s overall facial harmony and self-confidence. Not only can rhinoplasty enhance an individual’s appearance into a more aesthetically pleasing look; nose surgery can also correct impaired breathing that is typically caused by a deviated septum.

During your consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates, you will learn if you qualify for nose surgery. Good candidates for this procedure include those who are physically healthy, have realistic goals and expectations, do not smoke, and have reached an appropriate age. (If rhinoplasty is performed on a patient who is still developing, then the final results of the procedure may be negatively affected. The nose needs to reach its final shape, and the patient should be emotionally mature for surgery.)

The type of rhinoplasty technique you undergo – “closed” or “open” – will be based on several factors. Both methods are regarded as effective, with their own set of advantages and purpose. Both techniques offer beautiful, natural-looking results that will be individualized to meet the patient’s specific needs.

During your consultation, you have the opportunity to learn about the potential risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty, what to expect during the recovery period, and the cost.

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