Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
A nose surgery – also known as a rhinoplasty or a ‘nose job’ – is a procedure used to change the shape and proportions of the nose. Nose surgery is done with an effort to define certain characteristics, such as the nasal tip, the width of the bridge, nasal asymmetry, or humps and depressions visible along the nose profile. These traits are a result of genetics or sometimes caused by injury or facial trauma. Additionally, some rhinoplasty patients undergo the procedure to correct structural abnormalities that may be an obstruction to breathing.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you are a non-smoker and in good physical health. Nose surgery is generally reserved for patients who are at least 13 years of age with fully developed facial features. You will need to consult with Dr. Shetty to determine whether the procedure is right for you.
What should I expect during rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia Your surgeon will make an incision on the inside of your nose or on the outside of your nose between your nostrils. From that incision, steps will be taken to either reduce the underlying nose structure or otherwise augment it.