A rhinoplasty can be performed alone or in conjunction with another procedure such as a facelift. In some cases, cartilage and tissue might be removed from other parts of the body to be used in reshaping the nose.

The Importance of a Well-Shaped Nose

An asymmetrical or disproportionate nose can throw off the balance of the entire face, and a nose with an ugly shape can draw attention away from other facial features, detracting from the overall appearance. The nose also serves an integral role in respiration. Some of the most common reasons that individuals seek rhinoplasty include:

Nasal Asymmetry

The nose is literally the central feature of the face, and provides the context in which all other facial features are observed. An asymmetrical or improperly centered nose can give the entire face an out-of-balance, awkward appearance.

Misshapen Nose

Many people are unhappy with the shape of their noses, whether the issue lies with the width of the bridge or the nose’s profile. Some noses, when viewed from the side, have visible bumps or depressions in the ridge, and a rhinoplasty can smooth this surface. It can also address the tip of a nose that is bulbous, hooked, upturned, or drooping.

Unsightly Nostrils

Nostrils that are wide, enlarged, or upturned, can be uncomfortably conspicuous and draw attention.

Deviated Septum

Some people experience breathing difficulties as the result of a deviated septum that restricts airflow. A rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum will focus on altering the internal structure of the nose to improve alignment for easier breathing.

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How a Nose Job is Performed

For the rhinoplasty procedure, you will be under either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The procedure can be either open or closed – for closed rhinoplasty, incisions are only made on the inside of the nose, so they are invisible. For an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made along the columella, the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils, and the above skin is opened.

Once the appropriate incisions have been made, the doctor will use them to access the nose’s internal structures and reshape them as desired. The incisions will then be closed, and the nose will be packed with gauze and/or splints for a few days as it heals.

Rhinoplasties you Can Trust

In our comfortable New York City Office, we at NYGB Plastic Surgery have years of combined experience in cosmetic procedures to deliver the results you’re looking for. Rhinoplasties are delicate procedures that require a steady hand and an expert eye, so don’t trust just anyone to shape your nose. To schedule your initial consultation, give us a call today.

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