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Posted November 15, 2017 in Rhinoplasty

plastic surgery and beauty conceptIn the realm of cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty can bring about some of the most impressive and dramatic changes. Because your nose is at the very center of your face, it acts as an anchor for all of the features surrounding it. Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with their desired nose. Whether you were born with an ill-shaped nose or had an injury that left it less than perfect, rhinoplasty can bring about the change you’re looking for.

Rhinoplasty Can Correct:

An Unbalanced Size

An overly large nose can cause your face to look disproportionate. By removing small amounts of excess bone and cartilage from your nose, you can achieve stunning results and create overall balance.

Flared Nostrils

Having flared nostrils can make your nose appear larger and wider than it is. To correct this, an additional incision is made in the crease where the nose meets the cheek, and small sections of tissue are removed to create a narrower nasal tip.

A Protruding Hump

Many people are born with a dorsal hump on their nose that leads to a negative self-image and poor self-esteem. A dorsal hump is made of excess bone and cartilage in the nasal bridge. To treat this, your surgeon will file down or remove a section of the bone and cartilage on the nasal bridge to leave you with a smoother profile.

A Broken Nose

Broken noses can result from many situations such as contact sports, car accidents, or falling off of a bike. Depending on the extent and placement of the injury, Dr. Hand may perform a closed rhinoplasty where the incisions are made only on the inside of the nostrils, or he may perform an open rhinoplasty in which an additional incision at the base of the nose is used. Rhinoplasty can repair a broken nose that is crooked or misshapen in any way.

Rhinoplasty for Better Breathing

A form of nose surgery called septoplasty can be performed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the bone and cartilage (septum) that separates the left and right nasal passages is crooked, potentially blocking one of the nasal passages. While a deviated septum is often the result of an injury, it is possible to be born with one. This condition reduces airflow and can lead to many other symptoms. During the septoplasty procedure, your doctor will straighten the septum, allowing for improved breathing.