Ventura County Plastic Surgeon

Are You Considering Rhinoplasty?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose? If you do not like the size or shape of your nose, there is something you can do about it. With rhinoplasty, you can change the shape of your nose and for many, this amazing procedure can change their life.

Even the smallest correction can make all the difference in a patient’s facial harmony. With rhinoplasty, the majority of patients report little to no pain after the surgery, and any discomfort that is experienced can be easily controlled with a mild pain medication.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, each year half a million people receive a consultation for rhinoplasty. Some patients are not happy with the nose they were born with, while others have experienced an injury that distorted their nose.

Not only can nose surgery enhance an individual’s appearance, in many cases rhinoplasty can also improve breathing.

What does rhinoplasty set to achieve?

The main goal of rhinoplasty is to improve facial balance and the proportions of the nose. However, it can also correct structural defects that hinder breathing.

Patients undergo rhinoplasty to change:

  • Width of the nose
  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Size and position of the nostrils
  • Nostrils that are large or upturned
  • A nasal tip that is upturned, hooked or drooping

If you are interested in nose surgery to improve an obstructed airway, it will require a careful examination of the nasal structure as it relates to breathing and airflow.

One of the most common causes of breathing impairment is a deviated septum. To correct a deviated septum, the nasal structure is carefully adjusted so it produces a better alignment.

Cosmetically, the most common complaints of patients seeking to improve the appearance of their nose are the bump on the dorsum of the nose and the shape of the tip of their nose. Both of these may be addressed by reshaping the bone and the cartilage that make up the anatomy of the nose.

An ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is in good health and their facial growth is complete. With realistic patient expectations and the skill of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, rhinoplasty can be a very rewarding, and even life-changing procedure.

Call today for a consultation with Dr. Gorodisky!

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