Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a surgical procedure done to reshape the nose. During this procedure, our surgeon can make the nose bigger or smaller or give it a more attractive shape. Most rhinoplasties are aesthetic or done for cosmetic reasons, while some are functional or done to correct deformities caused by birth or injury. Secondary or revision rhinoplasty describes procedures done to correct problems caused by previous surgeries. Rhinoplasties can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures, depending on the situation.
Rhinoplasty can be open or closed. Open rhinoplasty is most commonly used if the surgeon needs to make major changes to the nose. Closed rhinoplasty is the newer and more popular technique. During this procedure, the surgeon works from within the nose. The patient, therefore, does not end up with a scar. This technique is usually used for more minor and simple procedures.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for this procedure will be a healthy adult with realistic expectations. However, our surgeon may operate on patients who are at least 15 years old, for their nose will have almost stopped growing by that age. If the patient needs a functional rhinoplasty, waiting is not always possible, however. It all depends on the unique situation, and your candidacy will ultimately be decided during a consultation at our office.
Getting Started with Rhinoplasty
If you feel that your nose is too wide, too large, asymmetrical or in any other way unattractive, it can make you feel horrible to the point that you want to cry. Your nose is one of your most noticeable features, and when something is off, it can really make you feel less than attractive.
The good news is that rhinoplasty can be used to correct any problems you may be dealing with regarding your nose. The first step is to consult with our surgeon at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center. He can evaluate your nose and facial features and help you determine if rhinoplasty is right for you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate, you can move forward with scheduling your procedure. You can look forward to the day when you can finally see your new and improved nose.