Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today on both men and women. It can reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It is also sometimes performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose. Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.

Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for achieving the following:

  • Balance the size of the nose with the other facial features
  • Modify the width of the nose at the bridge
  • Improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions
  • Contour a nasal tip that is too large, “boxy,” drooping or upturned
  • Change the angle between the nose and the mouth
  • Narrow and reshape the nostrils
  • Correct asymmetry or deviation

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are at least 13 years old, have finished facial growth, are generally healthy and do not smoke.  It is also important the patients seeking rhinoplasty are doing so for personal reasons and not because of pressure from others.

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