RHINOPLASTY OR PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE NOSE
Scientific biological and psychological research studies have proven that facial symmetry is inherently attractive to the human eye, and the size, shape, and position of the nose is a crucial factor in determining the symmetrical proportions of the face. Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the appearance and proportion of an individual’s nose, thereby improving the symmetry and balance of the facial features. Rhinoplasty also serves non-aesthetic purposes, and can be utilized to correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nasal cavity.
Rhinoplasty surgery can modify and improve upon a number of nose-related aesthetic issues, including:
- A bump or depression on the nasal bridge
- A nose that appears too large or too wide for the face
- Excessively flared, wide, or upturned nostrils
- Off-center or crooked nose
- Drooping, bulbous, or upturned nasal tip
- Breathing problems caused by nasal issues (ie. Deviated septum)
- Asymmetrical nose as a result of injury
Dr. Prince customizes each patient’s treatment plan to meet their unique needs and surgical goals, and has helped many of her patients correct nasal injuries, and restore balance and symmetry to their face with rhinoplasty surgery.
Rhinoplasty is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty techniques involve either a closed procedure, with incisions concealed within the nose, or an open procedure, with an incision made across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils). Closed rhinoplasty surgery is best suited for patients needing slight nasal modifications, while open rhinoplasty is a better option for patients requiring more extensive nasal reshaping. During the surgery, pieces of cartilage from the septum (the partition in the middle of the nose) are often used to augment the existing nasal structures, and create a more proportionate and balanced nose shape.
Following your surgery, internal nasal splints and external casts may be utilized to support the nose for approximately one week. You may experience post-surgical bruising and swelling around the eyes and cheeks. Most discoloration should fade within a week; however, the swelling may take an additional few weeks to abate, depending upon your body’s individual capacity to heal.
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If you would like additional information about nose reshaping surgery, we encourage you to contact Dr. Prince’s office today. We look forward to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Prince, where you will receive a unique treatment plan with comprehensive details about how best to prepare for your rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Prince has earned an exceptional reputation for providing the highest quality of patient care, and he looks forward to helping you achieve the best possible results from your rhinoplasty surgery.