Rhinoplasty, commonly called a “nose job,” is the reshaping of the nose to make it more proportionate to the rest of the facial features. Rhinoplasty can also correct damage done by injury to the nose or provide relief for people with breathing problems due to irregular nasal structure, such as a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable surgery, ensuring each patient gets the results he or she wants.
Rhinoplasty may involve reshaping the entire nose, or just a portion. During a rhinoplasty, small incisions will be made inside the nose, although some operations require small external incisions. Patients may choose to have the nostrils, tip of the nose, bridge of the nose, and/or the area between the nose and lip reshaped. To achieve this, the cartilage and bone in the nose will be contoured or removed and fillers may be injected to provide fullness where there is none. In extreme or reconstructive cases, cartilage from the ear may be used to reshape the nose. Scarring from rhinoplasty is typically invisible and care is taken in the placement of external incisions to ensure scarring is inconspicuous. The difference in appearance will be evident in the week following your surgery and as swelling subsides, you’ll be able to fully appreciate your new look. It’s important to know that in most cases, the changes made as a result of rhinoplasty are subtle, but as with many plastic surgeries, small changes can make a huge difference in your appearance.
If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, have difficulty breathing due to the structure, or have experienced an injury that left your nose misshapen, Dr. Ortiz can help. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience improving patients’ self-esteem. Let him do the same for you. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation by calling our Raleigh plastic surgery center at 919-532-2270 filling out our online contact form below.