The nose plays a vital role not only in your appearance, but also in your quality of life. At Clinique of Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of this critical feature, and our entire priority is giving you a nose that allows your entire face to appear balanced, symmetrical and beautiful.
Nose surgery, also called Rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the inner and/or outer structures of the nose. Reconstructive Surgery is used to correct disfigurement from injury, relieve nasal obstructions, or alleviate breathing difficulties. Cosmetic nose surgery is performed to make the outer appearance of the nose more attractive and may be done in conjunction with internal reconstructive surgery. Nose surgery procedures may involve removing a nasal hump, elevating the tip of the nose, narrowing or shortening the nose, or reducing the size of the nostrils. Modern techniques focus on creating a very natural looking nose by paying close attention. Computer imaging will help immensely in defining a new, attractive nose.
Nose surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Most work is done through the inside of the nose so that there are no visible scars. Following surgery, the nose is bandaged and the eyes may be black and blue for one week.
While cosmetic surgery is generally not covered by insurance, internal reconstructive nose surgery is commonly covered by medical insurance.
While nasal humps are often the reason for nose surgery, a full or rounded nasal tip alone can be an indication for a rhinoplasty procedure.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
If you’re unhappy with the size, shape and function of your nose, there is a very strong chance that you’ll benefit from a rhinoplasty procedure with our leading plastic surgeons. It’s a complex and refined surgery that can transform your facial appearance by correcting a variety of cosmetic and functional issues, including:
A nose that doesn’t quite fit your face • An overly large nose
A nose that’s too long • Overly large nostrils
A bulbous tip • A hump or bump on the nose
A nose that’s too wide or too narrow • A drooping nose
A deviated septum that leads to breathing difficulties and snoring
Rounded Nasal Tip
Sometimes people will have more cartilage on the tip of their nose than they prefer. This can be improved through a surgical procedure called tip-plasty. This surgery sculpts the cartilage in the nasal tip and can also narrow the nostrils if necessary. Improvements will be seen within 2 weeks but will improve for the next 3-6 months before attaining final results.
The Clinique of Plastic Surgery’s computer imaging software allows the patient and Dr. Drehsen to jointly redesign the features of the nose according to the desired appearance sought. This allows him to demonstrate what is surgically possible prior to surgery.