What is Rhinoplasty? Learn about Nose Surgery

How Rhinoplasty Can Enhance Your Facial Features

Rhinoplasty was the most common facial cosmetic procedure performed in 2012.  Why is that?  Many people find that their nose does not seem to fit the features of the rest of their face.  When the nose does not blend well with your other facial characteristics, a rhinoplasty procedure may be a good option.  As the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance.

The Goal of Rhinoplasty

The goal of rhinoplasty, or nasal contouring, is a natural-looking nose to that achieves a harmonious balance with the other facial features.  Over the last several decades, plastic surgeons have moved away from the concept of an “ideal” nose and now tailor the aesthetics of the nose by using a more individualized approach.  Simultaneously, corrections in impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose can be addressed.  Some patients are looking for only subtle improvements, while others desire more substantial changes in the appearance of their nose.  A rhinoplasty can increase or decrease your nasal bridge, reduce the size and width of your nose, narrow your nostrils, change the angle between your nose and upper lip, or reshape your nasal tip. In many instances, the plastic surgeon will place all of the incisions inside the nose, where they will not be visible.

Benefits of Nose Surgery

Nasal contouring improves the aesthetics and proportions of the nose to enhance facial harmony.  At the same time, the psychological impact can be very positive, strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem.  Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, the first step is to choose a plastic surgeon well-trained and experienced in performing rhinoplasty.   With realistic expectations and qualified medical expertise, rhinoplasty can be the most satisfying procedure performed with results that last a lifetime.

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