Making the Decision
The decision to have rhinoplasty surgery should begin with an understanding about what you wish to achieve from this surgery.
Having a consultation with an expert surgeon is the first step towards gaining understanding of the process.
There are only two surgical specialties that teach surgeons how to perform a rhinoplasty, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery.
A surgeon that is Board Certified in either of these specialties will be able to examine your nose and its inner anatomic structures. After a thorough examination, the surgeon will be able to describe the best approach to achieve the results that you desire.
It is helpful for you to assess the appearance of your nose and communicate to your surgeon exactly what you want to change about your nasal appearance.
A rhinoplasty procedure may involve surgery for a deviated nasal septum, correction of a fractured nose, or reconstruction of a congenital or birth defect.
Rhinoplasty can have a profound effect upon your life. Re-shaping your nose by making it smaller or larger, refining the nasal tip and removing excess cartilage from the bridge of the nose are some of the commonly performed surgical procedures during a rhinoplasty.
In addition to improving one’s appearance, rhinoplasty may also benefit those who suffer from difficulty breathing through their nose, allowing for an improved airflow through the nostrils.
If you are interested in this procedure and would like to learn more about it, please contact one of our expert surgeons by using the “Find A Surgeon” button.
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