Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most
common of all plastic surgery procedures among both men and women. The
shape and size of the nose are inherited from our family and develop as
we grow to maturity.
the growth of the nose does not correspond with the rest of our facial
proportion.This may mean that the nose lacks the appropriate projection
to fit with our chin and forehead; or perhaps it projects too much. The
tip may be too broad or curve to one side.
characteristics can be changed by rhinoplasty, a surgery which involves
removing, reshaping and/or reconstructing cartilage and bone in the
Because the nose is one of the most defining
characteristics of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve
one's appearance offering greater confidence and self-esteem.
can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the
tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle
between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth
defect or injury or help relieve some breathing problems.
If you have nasal obstruction
rhinoplasty along with septoplasty may be needed to give you maximal
benefit. If you are considering surgery to improve your breathing, such
as septoplasty, and have considered changing your nasal appearance, you
owe it to yourself to investigate the possibilities with a consultation.
deciding on rhinoplasty, inquire if any additional surgery might be
recommended to enhance the appearance of your face. Many patients have
chin implants or other facial augmentations combined with rhinoplasty
to create a better balance of features. If you have had nasal surgery
already, then revision rhinoplasty
, a technically difficult surgical procedure designed to repair and reconstruct the nasal tissues may be indicated.
It is important to discuss your goals with an experienced surgeon who specializes in facial
cosmetic surgery. During your initial consultation appointment, Dr.
Branham and Dr. Chi will discuss your expectations and evaluate
your individual needs for your best outcome.