Is a Nose Job Right for Me?

January 9, 2014 Scott Newman


Any kind of plastic surgery represents a permanent change in your appearance.

Before taking this step, such as getting a nose job, it is important to consult with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.

A professional consultation can help you get a better understanding of what a nose job can accomplish, what the process will be like, and what you will look like after the surgery.

What a Nose Job Does

A nose job, also called rhinoplasty, is designed to change the appearance of the nose.

If you have problems with the nasal passages that interfere with breathing, such as a deviated septum, you will require a surgical procedure specifically designed to address your issues.

However, if you simply wish to reduce the size of your nose, change its shape or make it more symmetrical or more in proportion with the rest of your face, a nose job might be for you.

How a Nose Job is Performed

There are two major approaches to the nose job operation—the standard rhinoplasty and the open rhinoplasty.

The standard rhinoplasty is performed using incisions inside the nose, through which the contours of the nose are adjusted to reduce the size or alter the shape.

An open rhinoplasty is used more often when alteration is to be extensive or difficult, or when the nose is particularly large. An incision is made across the columella, which is the vertical cartilage between the nostrils.

Your cosmetic surgeon can then directly view the interior structure of the nostrils and the rest of the nasal structure in order to make appropriate alterations.

In some cases, only the tip of the nose is altered, for example if it is overly large or bulbous.

In these cases, your doctor might choose a standard or an open rhinoplasty depending on the specific situation.

To find out more about what a nose job can do for you, please contact us at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center.

We’d be happy to answer your questions or schedule an initial consultation.


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