Nose reshaping, or Rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
While it’s often thought of as a purely cosmetic procedure, the surgery is also used to correct birth defects in the nose, nose injury, or breathing problems.
The nose is made of bone at the bridge of the nose and is made primarily of cartilage toward the tip. Both the bone and cartilage contribute to the overall shape of the nose and can be altered as part of the procedure.
In a rhinoplasty, the surgeon reshapes, removes, or recontours the bone and cartilage of the nose. A rhinoplasty can change the shape of the tip of the nose, the width of the nose, the angle between the tip and the upper lip, size of the nose, and the span of the nostrils. The procedure can also correct structural defects or previous injuries.
The type of procedure used will depend on your goals and the existing structure of the nose. Rhinoplasties may be open or closed, and they may utilize cartilage transplants or artificial implants to achieve the desired results. Clear communication with the surgeon is vital to ensuring good results.
The nose is a prominent feature of the face, so changes to the nose can have a dramatic effect on the patient’s overall look. As with any surgery, it’s important to work with an experienced plastic surgeon.
Learn more in The Amerejuve Insider Vol. 1 No. 12. To schedule a free consultation with an Amerejuve board-certified plastic surgeon, call (713) 960-6262.