Rhinoplasty, also commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a plastic surgery procedure where the nose is restructured in order to make it more aesthetically appealing or to restore nasal function. In terms of aesthetics, rhinoplasty can address a variety of concerns, including asymmetry, size, and proportionality. Common aesthetic concerns include nasal tip deformities and dorsal hump.
A tip deformity involves a misshaped bottom third of the nose. One common type of tip deformity is a bulbous nasal tip, which is categorized by an enlarged and bumpy nasal tip. A dorsal hump, or bump on the bridge of the nose, is another common concern addressed in rhinoplasty. A dorsal hump although can result from trauma but most of the time is natural shape of the nose. Tip deformities and dorsal humps are both areas of the nose that can be reduced and reshaped during rhinoplasty in order to reveal a smooth, sleek facial profile. Although these are the most common reasons for rhinoplasty, the surgery can also help patient to reduce the size of the nose, lengthen or shorten the nose, and/or make changes in the nostrils or the bridge of the nose.
When it comes to function, rhinoplasty can help resolve airway and breathing issues and in turn provide tremendous relief to those who cannot breath properly due to nasal anatomy. The most common procedure associated with resolving airway issues is referred to as septoplasty, which corrects a deviated septum. The septum is a wall of bone and cartilage separating the left and right nostril. When the septum is out of place, difficulties with breathing can occur. Septoplasty involves surgically correcting a deviated septum in order to improve nasal airflow. Other procedures, such as turbinate reduction, if indicated, can be done at the same time to help patients with breathing issues. Rhinoplasty, along with septoplasty and turbinate alteration, can also help patients with migraine headaches that have the nasal trigger point.
Many patients have a combination of concerns that they seek to address by undergoing rhinoplasty, and these can be both aesthetic and functional. During the consultation, Dr. Totonchi will create a customize surgical plan based on the individual patient’s concerns and desired outcome. To book your one-on-one consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr Totonchi call today: (216) 778-2262