Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
The Quick Facts
Length of Procedure: 1 to 2 hours
Anesthesia: Local or general, depending on the extent of the modifications
In or Outpatient Procedure: Outpatient in most cases
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Rhinoplasty is a procedure that sculpts the nose, changing its shape and/or size. It can be performed for cosmetic purposes or for reconstructive purposes such as with birth defects or breathing problems.
Small changes of the nose can often have a significant, noticeable impact on your overall appearance. Therefore, Dr. Danyo and team will work closely with you to learn how you would like your nose to look, to evaluate the structure of your nose and face, and to explain the factors that can influence the procedure and result.
There are two basic approaches for rhinoplasty - closed and open. The closed technique involves placing all the incisions inside the nose. The open approach includes incisions inside the nose as well as a small incision between the nostrils. This external incision usually heals well and is fairly inconspicuous. The open approach allows for more predictability, flexibility and surgical precision. It is recommended when several significant changes need to be made.
This surgery is often combined with chin augmentation or other face procedures. It may also be combined with surgery to address functional breathing problems such as those related to a deviated nasal septum.
Nose Reshaping Video
For additional information, visit the Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) page at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.