The nose plays a significant role in framing the other features of face and enhancing the overall proportion. If the nose does not harmoniously fit with other facial features, it may lead to the lack of self-confidence. Problems with an “imperfect” nose can be resolved with rhinoplasty, which is a nose reshaping surgery. Rhinoplasty is a common procedure among men and women from their teens through their 60s.
Common Patient Concerns for Rhinoplasty
Common problems with the nose include:
Too narrow or too wide nostrils
Prominent nasal hump
Bulbous nose tip
Your nose can be reshaped by Dr. Berman, a double board-certified plastic surgeon (board certified in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) if it has an obvious hump in the bridge. You may consider undergoing a rhinoplasty if your nose is hooked or possesses a globular tip, as it may stand out against your face. Thin noses, covering a narrow area between the eyes or fat noses, covering a wide span between the eyes might also not fit according to the face shape and features. Likewise, noses that are at an unusual angle between the upper lips and eyes can also be rectified through rhinoplasty. If you possess too wide or too narrow nostrils, then it is a very small problem that can be easily resolved with rhinoplasty, improving the overall look of your face.
The success of rhinoplasty lies in creating, if not improving the overall facial harmony; diminishing the weaknesses and augmenting the strengths of the patient’s facial features. What separates the dilettante from the true master is achieving that natural balance for the patient so that the nose does not look done or exotic after surgery, but rather looks elegant and naturally blended with the other facial features. The major advantage of rhinoplasty is that it treats various breathing problems of nasal deformity or sinusitis patients. In this instance, this may be partially covered by insurance. Noses that have a congenital deformity or are damaged by trauma are also sometimes covered by insurance. Be sure to contact your insurance company directly to inquire about coverage.
Another success of rhinoplasty is there are no leftover surgery marks or scars if it is done from inside the nose. Patients go back with nasal packing and a nasal splint; the former is removed the following day and the latter after 7 days. The patients can return to their usual life routine soon after the surgery. Workouts and sporting activity is usually put on hold for a couple of weeks to allow the wounds to heal. So, if you are not satisfied with your nose in any way, consider a rhinoplasty that could boost your self-confidence.
If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and how it may benefit you, contact Dr. Berman’s office today to schedule a consultation.