Your nose is one of the first features that people notice about you. If you feel your nose is dominating your face or negatively affecting your appearance in some way, a rhinoplasty procedure could bring your nose into balance with the rest of your facial proportions and improve your overall look.
How the Procedure is Performed
You will first be made comfortable through the use of IV sedation or general anesthesia. Our surgeon can then gain access to the cartilage beneath. The cartilage is then removed or, in some cases, reset to create a better aesthetic. Of course, every procedure is tailored to the individual’s needs, and there are different approaches and techniques that can be used to get the desired results.
A Personalized Procedure
Looking at celebrities or reality television stars, you may notice that many of them have a “Hollywood nose.” This means the nose is perfectly straight and narrow with a refined tip and a narrow bridge. While this is a perfectly good choice, some people shy away from the idea of rhinoplasty because they don’t want that type of nose. What you may not realize, however, is that many of the non-Hollywood noses you see everyday have had this procedure done with different goals in mind.
If your nose turns up and you like it that way but you don’t like the bump in the bridge, our surgeon will be able to keep that turn up and just take away the bump. If you like the width of your nose but not how it leans from a childhood break, the same type of approach can be applied to help you. Don’t think you will come out of surgery with a “cookie cutter” nose. Our surgeon is well-versed in individualized procedures and how to preserve your unique look while getting the results you want.
Practical Benefits of Rhinoplasty
In addition to balancing your facial features and improving aesthetics, there are several practical issues a rhinoplasty procedure can address. If you snore from your nose, meaning it’s a nasally, whistle-like snore, it could be diminished or completely cured by rhinoplasty. If you broke your nose and it’s still sore or prone to nosebleeds, a rhinoplasty procedure could provide some relief and possibly stop the bleeding for good. If you can’t breathe well through your nose and are reduced to gasping through your mouth while exercising, rhinoplasty may be able to open the nasal passages and make nose breathing possible again.
Talk to Our Team
Deciding to undergo rhinoplasty is a big decision. During a consultation with Dr. Wortham at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, you can learn all the facts about this procedure and how it can benefit you.
We have offices in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.