nose reshaping(rhinoplasty)


If you’re unhappy with the way your nose looks, nose-reshaping surgery (also called rhinoplasty or a “nose job”) can help. Nose reshaping changes the size and shape of the nose. Most people have it done to improve their looks, but it’s also done to treat birth defects, breathing problems and injuries.

You might want to consider nose reshaping if:

  • The tip of your nose is large or droopy
  • There’s a bump on your nose bridge (dorsal hump)
  • A condition like a deviated septum makes it hard to breathe
  • You think your nose is too big or too wide 
  • You think your nostrils are too wide, too flared or uneven
  • Your nose is crooked or asymmetrical because of an injury

services & treatment

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the procedure and answer any questions you have. You’ll also discuss the size and shape of the nose you’d like, as well as surgery options.

There are 2 types of nose-reshaping surgery: 

  • Closed rhinoplasty: incisions are made inside the nose 
  • Open rhinoplasty: incisions are made on the base of the nose between the nostrils
During nose reshaping, you’ll have anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Your procedure might involve:

  • Inserting nasal implants to help support the shape and structure of your nose
  • Removing cartilage from the bridge, tip or sides of your nose
  • Removing small wedges of skin
  • Repositioning the bone to straighten your nose
  • Reshaping the cartilage in your nose
As you recover, you’ll have bandages on your nose. Your doctor may also put a splint on your nose bridge or small splints in your nostrils while you heal.

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