Rhinoplasty can improve your self-image, boost your confidence, and help you sleep better at night.
Sometimes informally called a “nose job,” rhinoplasties make up 10% of all surgical procedures performed annually on women and men. That’s not surprising when you consider that your nose is the central feature of your face. You may want to make significant changes, but even subtle alterations can transform the appearance of your entire face.
Rhinoplasty is also known as nose shaping because, no matter the desired result, it comes from modifying the shape internally and/or externally. From tip refinement to overall size reduction, these changes can give your facial features a more balanced appearance. Another type of nose surgery called septoplasty modifies the internal structure to correct breathing problems (such as those caused by a deviated septum). The two procedures can be combined for patients who have difficulty breathing but who also desire cosmetic changes
Types of Rhinoplasty
An accomplished rhinoplasty surgeon can reshape your nose just a little or entirely change its outward appearance, depending on your aesthetic goals. You may want to:
• Make it more symmetrical
• Make it larger (or smaller) overall
• Make the bridge wider or narrower, or more elevated
• Change the size of one or both of your nostrils