Correcting a Misshapen Nose with Rhinoplasty


If someone was to ask you which aspects of your appearance you love, it’s likely that you would be able to list a few. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier for us to point out the aspects of our appearance that we don’t like. It’s easy for most of us to make a long list of facial aspects that we would love to change. For many people, their nose is at the top of the list. The complaints that people have with their nose vary. Some say their nose is too big, crooked or in some other way misshapen. It is understandable that people are concerned about the appearance of their nose. Outside of your eyes, your nose is the first place that people look when they examine your face.

An attractive nose is one that is the right size for your face, that is symmetrical and that works well with your other facial features. Rhinoplasty is by far one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. In the year 2013 alone, more than 200,000 people had rhinoplasty performed.

During a rhinoplasty procedure, our skilled cosmetic surgeon can mold cartilage and other tissues in your nose to make your nose symmetrical and fit in with the rest of your facial features.

Rhinoplasty is an exceptionally safe cosmetic procedure. When performed by a trained cosmetic professional like Dr. Drehsen, it can produce drastic results with no visible scarring.

If your nose is too large, or if your nose is asymmetrical, it will negatively affect the entire balance of your face. It is very common to see people who have a misshapen nose take steps to try to hide it. They may cover their nose with their hands when they talk, they may wear scarves when possible and they may take other steps to prevent people from noticing how misshapen their nose really is.

Rhinoplasty is not only used to fix cosmetic defects, but it is also used to fix certain functional defects. It is interesting to note that the same defects that cause your nose to look misshapen can also affect your ability to breathe.

A good candidate for rhinoplasty is someone who is dissatisfied with either the appearance or functionality of their nose and who is ready to do something about it. Good candidates for rhinoplasty should also be in good overall health.

Rhinoplasty will not change who you are, but it can fix a nose that is either too large or too small, too wide or too narrow, or otherwise misshapen in some way. If you are unhappy with your nose for whatever reason, make an appointment with Dr. Drehsen at Clinique of Plastic Surgery & Laser Institute in St. Petersburg. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty!

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