Nose Surgery

While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery. Also known as rhinoplasty, surgery of the nose improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.

Rhinoplasty can change:

  • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
  • Nose width, at the bridge
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry and deviation

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR RHINOPLASTY?

You are a good candidate for rhinoplasty if:

  • Your facial growth is complete and you are 13 years of age or older
  • You are physically healthy
  • You stop smoking
  • You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to a year or more for the outcome of the surgery to fully refine. Although the results of nose surgery are usually permanent, cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue that may change the outcome over time.

Dr. Brown - Before & After Photos