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Understanding the rhinoplasty procedure

istock 1169902807 The rhinoplasty procedure is performed on the nose, and is a popular facial solution for individuals who are unhappy with the size, shape, position, and profile of their nose. This surgical procedure is one of the most requested treatments by patients in America, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeon reports that in 2017, it was the third most requested cosmetic surgery.

What is a rhinoplasty procedure?

The rhinoplasty procedure is used to reshape the nose by removing, reshaping, or addressing the bone and cartilage underneath the skin. By changing the underlying structures of the nose, a new shape and size is achieved. The treatment is sometimes done on its own, or may be combined with other facial plastic surgeries to achieve a more dramatic final result.

What can rhinoplasty achieve?

There are several reasons why a patient might consider the rhinoplasty procedure. It can:

  • Change the nose size to achieve better facial balance
  • Reduce the width of the nasal bridge
  • Change the size and position of the nostrils
  • Address depressions or humps in the nasal bridge
  • Reposition the nasal tip
  • Achieve nasal symmetry
  • Reshape the nostrils that may be large or wide

In some instances, a patient may have rhinoplasty performed to improve their ability to breathe correctly, which is often caused by structure defects in the nose. The most common is the deviated septum. Rhinoplasty can correct this issue as well to improve breathing and airflow. This specific type of procedure is more of a medical concern than a cosmetic one, though some patients might make cosmetic changes to their nose during this surgery.

Find out if you are a good fit for the rhinoplasty procedure

Dr. Armen Serebrakian and his team at Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center works routinely with patients in the areas of Pinhole and Larkspur to help them achieve the profile they desire and feel as great as they look! If you are interested in learning more about the rhinoplasty procedure and other face and body options available, call one of his two locations to book a consultation appointment and undergo a full evaluation. We are always accepting new patients ready to make a positive change for their appearance to improve confidence and self-esteem.

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