Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is performed to improve the appearance of the nose and/or the function of the nose. Nose size may be disproportionate to the rest of the features of the face, or there may be a bump or indentation that is especially prominent in the profile of the nose, there may be a nose tip that is particularly down-facing or up-facing or too wide or narrow, the nostrils may be asymmetrical, etc. There are no shortage of aesthetic nose complaints among both men and women, and rhinoplasty can correct most of them through either an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure. In a closed rhinoplasty the incisions are made only inside of the nose, so there are no scars outside of the nose. In an open rhinoplasty the incision is typically made along the divider between the two nostrils and while fairly difficult to notice, there will be a permanent scar from that incision.
Rhinoplasty may be performed in addition to or instead of for aesthetic concerns, for function issues. Deviated septums and other structural abnormalities can make breathing the nose more difficult than it should be and the nose surgery can create an easier passageway for airflow. If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nykiel today.