Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Surgery - About

Commonly referred to as a "nose job," Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the nose, either to restore function or enhance appearance. In the surgery, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), a maxillofacial surgeon (jaw, face, and neck specialist), or a plastic surgeon, creates a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose by altering and manipulating the cartilage.

Nose Surgery - Diagnosis

Through nose surgery, noses can be made smaller or larger, narrowed or straightened. Our ENT doctors have vast experience enhancing the appearance of noses and correcting nasal deformities.

Before any nose surgery, your surgeon will examine your nose, the skin on your nose, the features of your face, and will discuss your goals and reasons for Rhinoplasty with you.

Nose Surgery - Treatment

Rhinoplasty may be performed through an open or closed approach depending on your needs.

If the septum (the inside part that divides the two halves of the nose) needs straightening, this is usually done at the same time, and the internal splints usually stay in your nose for approximately one week.

Noses can be made smaller or larger, narrowed or straightened. Tips can be made more refined or prominent, raised or lowered. If more fullness is needed, your own cartilage can usually be harvested from your nasal septum, your ear, or even from a rib. Collapsed noses can be corrected using similar techniques.

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