Facial features define a person’s appearance, and the initial focal point is typically the nose. One common complaint about the nose is dissatisfaction with the shape or size. Genetics determine most of our facial characteristics, so we don’t get to choose the natural structure of our nasal contours. Being embarrassed or unhappy with the appearance of our nose can often lead to lowered self-confidence, impaired breathing, disproportionate facial balance, and other adverse outcomes. Undergoing rhinoplasty can correct these issues and reveal a more appropriately shaped nasal structure that will balance out the face, ultimately providing symmetry and harmony in the face. Patients with breathing issues and abnormalities often seek this surgery to improve breathing quality.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Malformations of the nose can be present at birth or result from an injury to the face. Through rhinoplasty, these grievances can be remedied along with correcting broad bridges, nasal bumps, drooping tips, and a variety of issues. Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is plastic surgery on the nose to correct imperfections and defects by reshaping the nasal structure. A crooked nasal septum (the cartilage that separates the nasal passageways) can lead to snoring, sleep apnea, and obstructed airflow. Sometimes referred to as a deviated septum, this impairment decreases nasal function and can be uncomfortable for most patients.
Rhinoplasty requires expertise and a trained eye to achieve natural results. Dr. Diamond has extensive experience with resculpting noses by adding or removing cartilage and bone from the patient’s nose to create a natural-looking, restructured nose. Every procedure will vary depending on the patient’s needs and goals, which will be discussed during your consultation. Rhinoplasty can be performed using two techniques, and they both utilize local or general anesthesia. Incisions are made to provide access to the nasal bone and cartilage.
- The closed technique is a more traditional approach to rhinoplasty and involves making incisions inside the nasal passageways.
- The open technique provides a more modern procedure with unhindered visibility. An incision is made on the base of the nose between the nostrils, known as the columella, which allows the skin to be pulled back to provide a clearer view of underlying nasal structures.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty comes with many benefits, including an enhanced nasal appearance and easier breathing. Patients report feeling more confident in their facial appearance, and their overall quality of life is dramatically improved.
If you suffer from breathing problems or you simply aren’t satisfied with your nasal structure, contact our office today.