Appearance plays a big role in the lives of most people. We begin the day looking in the mirror – washing our face, brushing our teeth, combing our hair, shaving, and putting on makeup. For some, the reflection can cause displeasure due to accidents, birth defects, or other signs such as premature aging. Many of these conditions can be improved surgically and many people choose to put their faces in the hands of a facial plastic surgeon. A facial plastic surgeon specializes in performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck region.
Rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure, usually performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. During the surgery, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added. Rhinoplasty is also frequently performed to repair nasal fractures. The goal is to restore pre-injury appearance of the nose.
Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance and/or function of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose, or the goal may be improved breathing. But one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. Rhinoplasty may cost considerably less than you would expect. Before and after photos can be indicative a surgeon’s skill and abilities.