Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty surgery, often referred to as a “nose job,” is designed to improve the appearance and proportion of your nose. While the shape of your nose comes from your genes, its size and appearance may have been altered in an injury or during previous surgery, or you may simply want to make it look more natural. Rhinoplasty may also correct impaired breathing caused by physical abnormalities in the nose.

Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

  • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
  • Nose width, at the bridge
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry and deviation
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Is This a Good Option For You?

A rhinoplasty procedure may be a good option if:

  • Your facial growth is complete and you are 13 years of age or older
  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke
  • You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

More Information?

If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you.

Rhinoplasty Words To Know

  • Cartilage: Connective tissue that forms the structure of the nose.
  • Columella: The narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
  • Deviated septum: Cartilage that separates the nostrils is misaligned which may cause partial nasal airway obstruction.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Nose job: Rhinoplasty or surgery to reshape the nose.
  • Rhinoplasty: Surgery to reshape the nose.

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