Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

Though many people seek improvements in their nose for the outw ard appearance, often the problem lies internally. Difficulty breathing through the nose can be a result of trauma or injury, or simply the way your nose developed naturally. The wall separating the two nasal passages called the septum can be deviated to one side or the other causing constriction of air flow. A Septoplasty can remove this bulging or deformed portion of cartilage and give you a straighter air passages. In addition, a turbinectomy can also open the nasal air passages by reducing the internal projections that warm and moisturize the air that passes through the nose. The end result is better air flow and less difficulty breathing through your nose at night or during exercise.

When we talk about achieving a balance to your face with rhinoplasty, sometimes this involves enhancing the chin. Some people who feel their no se is projecting too far out from their face may have a small or “weak” chin. When viewed from a profile the nose and chin are out of balance. Corrective rhinoplasty to enhance the nose may be combined with a chin augmentation with an implant or by manipulating the existing bone. The result is a much stronger more balanced appearing profile.