Also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping surgery can be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Because the nose is the central focus of the face, its size and shape tends to determine the rest of the facial proportions. By adjusting those factors, even slightly, Dr Thomas is able to bring a much more balanced look to the entire face. Rhinoplasty may also be performed for medical reasons, such as to correct a deviated septum that is interfering with breathing.
Candidates for Nose Surgery
Candidates for nose surgery may have any of the following concerns:
- A nose that is too big in proportion to the rest of the face
- A prominent concave or bump on the bridge of the nose
- A nose tip that is too rounded or too pointed
- An internal defect interfering with breathing, such as a deviated septum
- A nose that is crooked or asymmetrical due to injury
About the Procedure
Nose surgery is normally performed under general anaesthesia. Incisions are usually placed in the tissue underneath the nose (columella) that separates the nostrils, and inside the nose. Visible scarring is minimal after the procedure. Nose surgery may take 1-3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the procedure.