What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) enhances facial harmony and the proportions of the nose.
Rhinoplasty may successfully treat nose aesthetics, such as:
- Nose size in relation to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nasal asymmetry
If a more symmetrical nose is desired, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
What is septoplasty?
Septoplasty, which can be performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty, can correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose, such as a deviated septum or broken nose.
Nose surgery performed to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing.
Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.
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