Rhinoplasty refers to a reshaping of the nose. Usually, the issue is a bridge that is too high or wide and a tip that is not refined. Many patients want their noses smaller. By manipulating the bone and cartilage of the nose, an improved shape and harmony will result. Internal nasal work may be performed on the septum and turbinates to enhance breathing at the same time.
During the consultation we will discuss the patient’s expectations and how the nose should look in relation to other facial features. It is important for the patient to understand that the goal of surgery is not to achieve perfection but rather to improve the appearance. Photographs and computer imaging are frequently used for this operation to show the patient the anticipated result and help the surgeon understand the patient’s desires. The timing of nasal reconstruction will depend on many factors. In general, cosmetic rhinoplasty should be delayed until a patient’s facial development is approaching maturity.
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