Rhinoplasty

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. It can correct a variety of issues, including a visual bump on the bridge of the nose, enlarged or drooping nasal tip, crooked or off-center nose, or any condition resulting from injuries such as an asymmetric nose or deviated septum.  

Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
  • Nose profile with visible lumps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry

If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportions. Choosing rhinoplasty depends on how you feel about your nose, and how you want it to look. Whether you are considering a nose job to correct a breathing problem or for aesthetic reasons, consult your surgeon to determine which procedure is right for you.