Nose surgery or rhinoplasty (aka “nose job”) is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the inner and outer structures of the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to make the outer appearance of the nose more attractive. Typically, the procedure involves removing a nasal hump, elevating the tip of the nose, narrowing or shortening the nose, or reducing the size of the nostrils. Modern techniques focus on creating a very natural looking nose with close attention to facial structure and proportion.
Rhinoplasties are performed as outpatient procedures under local or general anesthesia. All work, with the exception of nostril reduction, is done through the inside of the nose so there are no visible scars.
Dr. Apesos has the training and experience to identify and plan a nose surgery for your best, most attractive outcome. The best “nose job” is one that no one can tell has been done!
Reconstructive Nose Surgery
Reconstructive nasal surgery or reconstructive rhinoplasty is performed to correct birth defects or disfigurement resulting from injury. It may also be done in conjunction with an operation to correct nasal obstruction due to an internal deformity. If the nasal septum or partition inside the nose needs correction to improve breathing, the operation is called a septorhinoplasty.
Cosmetic nasal surgery can be done in conjunction with reconstructive nasal surgery. If this is the case in your situation, the reconstructive surgery will usually be done first. Surgery is done on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Reconstructive nasal surgery can be simple or complex depending on the reconstruction taking place. However, it should be noted that, while cosmetic surgery is commonly done along with reconstructive surgery, there is a somewhat higher risk of complications when these two operations are done simultaneously.
To discuss whether rhinoplasty, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, is right for you, and to understand the options and risks, please call our office for a consultation appointment.