Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery
Rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at improving some aspect of the nose. The surgery can be undertaken to change the look of the nose or to improve breathing through the nose. Since rhinoplasty surgery is often difficult to perform, it is imperative to clearly define your goals and understand that some of the goals may have to be compromised to ensure that you can still breathe through your nose at the end of surgery.
It is important that any rhinoplasty surgery leaves a patient with the ability to breathe through their nose. Unfortunately, sometimes a patient’s desire for a certain aesthetic outcome can create difficulty with nasal breathing. It is imperative that patient’s understand that although there is a certain look they are trying to attain, this may not be possible.
Patients have many questions about nasal reshaping. Initial consultation with a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon will help to answer all of these questions. Risks will be dependent not only on the surgery performed but also on an individual’s medical problems. For some, rhinoplasty may not be a feasible surgery because of other medical conditions making the risks outweigh the benefits of surgery.
The first step to determine if you are the right candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure is to visit a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery. In some cases, digital imaging can be used to simulate what might be aesthetically accomplished with surgery.