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Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)*

Surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty) is an operation frequently performed by plastic surgeons. This surgical procedure can produce changes in the appearance, structure, and function of the nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. This operation can help correct birth defects, nasal injuries, and help relieve some breathing problems.

There is not a universal type of rhinoplasty surgery that will meet the needs of every patient. Rhinoplasty surgery is customized for each patient, depending on his or her needs. Incisions may be made within the nose or concealed in inconspicuous locations on the nose. In some situations, cartilage grafts, taken from within the nose or from other areas of the body may be recommended in order to help reshape the structure of the nose. Internal nasal surgery to improve nasal breathing can be performed at the time of the rhinoplasty.

The best candidates for this type of surgery are individuals who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of their nose. In addition to realistic expectations, good health and psychological stability are important qualities for a patient considering rhinoplasty surgery. Rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.

Tip Rhinoplasty Surgery

Tip rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can produce changes in the appearance and structure of the tip of the nose.  Tip rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nasal tip, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip.  This operation can also help correct birth defects and nasal injuries.

There is not a universal type of tip rhinoplasty surgery that will meet the needs of every patient.  Tip rhinoplasty surgery is customized for each patient, depending on his or her needs.  Incisions may be made within the nose or concealed in inconspicuous locations of the nose in the open tip rhinoplasty procedure.  Some techniques of tip rhinoplasty use cartilage grafts or other man-made materials to enhance the projection or shape of the nasal tip.  Internal nasal surgery to improve nasal breathing can be performed at the time of the tip rhinoplasty.

The best candidates for this type of surgery are individuals who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of their nose.  In addition to realistic expectations, good health and psychological stability are important qualities for a patient considering tip rhinoplasty surgery.  Tip rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.

Septoplasty Surgery

Surgery of the nasal septum (septoplasty) is an operation frequently performed by plastic surgeons. This surgical procedure is performed to correct breathing problems caused by a distorted (deviated) nasal septum, which divides the nostrils. Septal deviation can interfere with the passage of air through the nose. Distorted cartilage and bone is selectively removed or straightened beneath the mucous membranes of the septum in order to improve nasal breathing. There are a number of techniques and approaches for septoplasty. Septoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other nasal surgeries (rhinoplasty) that reshape the external appearance of the nose.

A variety of conditions such as allergies, sinus disorders, nasal polyps, snoring problems, and breathing disorders from other causes may co-exist with a deviated nasal septum.

*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients. In terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient, each surgery and every recovery and healing period. For more information click to read our full Disclaimer