Rhinoplasty 101 Scottsdale


Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing. But one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of their nose. Since the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. If you have wondered how nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, could improve your looks, self-confidence, or health, you need to know how rhinoplasty is performed and what you can expect. Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery. The surgeon takes a personal approach to customizing a solution to meet each patient s unique needs, and walks each patient through the process to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the procedure.

Is Rhinoplasty for you?

As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Understanding nasal surgery is also critical. The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the nose aesthetically, making it harmonize better with other facial features. The surgeon takes this goal a step further by assisting patients in improving their nose aesthetically, while maintaining or enhancing its functionality.

Some other important considerations that you should discuss with your surgeon prior to surgery include skin type, ethnic background, and age. Before the nose is altered, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age fifteen or sixteen. Exceptions are often made in cases where a person’s breathing is severely impaired.

Before deciding on rhinoplasty, be sure to ask your facial plastic surgeon if any additional surgery might be recommended to enhance the appearance of your face. Many patients have chin augmentation in conjunction with rhinoplasty to create a better balance of features. For Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale, call today.

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