Each year, more than two hundred thousand Americans choose Rhinoplasty, commonly called a ‘nose job’, to alter, enhance or decrease the shape or size of their noses.
The nose is a focal point on the face. For some individuals, it is not complementary to the rest of the face’s size or shape, or it may be crooked or have an unattractive hump. Altering the size or shape of one’s nose can have a dramatic effect on facial appearance.
The rhinoplasty procedure is not usually approved for individuals under the age of 15 or 16, because our noses are supported by delicate bones and moveable cartilage that are not fully developed until that point.
Rhinoplasty can help alter the size or shape of the nose in several ways:
- Increasing or decreasing overall size of the nose
- Changing the shape of the bridge or tip
- Correcting birth defects
- Restoring tissue damaged or destroyed by trauma
- Correcting breathing difficulties caused by nasal obstruction
The rhinoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia, usually lasting two to three hours. From the very first day after surgery, you’ll see improvement, and that improvement will continue to become more evident over the year following surgery.