Are you looking for a solution to problems with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your nose? If so, you have plenty of company. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is the third most popular form of cosmetic surgery. If you have been considering undergoing rhinoplasty, there are some basic things that you should be aware of as you move forward.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure involving a re-sculpting of the nose. It can be performed purely for cosmetic reasons or to improve breathing if there is a problem with an obstruction.
Your Initial Consultation
If you are getting serious about considering rhinoplasty, you can begin by setting up a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon. After examining your medical history and your nose, we will go over your cosmetic concerns and examine your nose for any breathing difficulties.
Your consultation is when you will learn if you would make a good candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure. This is also a good time to express your thoughts, concerns, and questions regarding your potential surgery. You will receive a detailed plan regarding every step of your surgery so that there are no surprises along the way.
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are those who have conditions like:
– A dorsal hump: A bump on the nose bridge
– Asymmetry: A deviated or twisted nose
– Nasal issues: Having a nose that is overly narrow or wide
– A droopy nasal tip: When the angle between the lower nose and lower lip is under 90 degrees
– Nasal obstruction: Septal deviation and internal valve collapse
Rhinoplasty is a fairly straightforward procedure, but it does involve surgery. So proper preparation can help you obtain better results. We normally perform rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure, which is completely customized based on the patient’s wants and needs.
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