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What Is

Rhinoplasty is designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose by reshaping the cartilage. Rhinoplasty can correct either natural nasal irregularities or nasal deformities caused by trauma to the nose. A deviated septum can affect breathing or cause a nose to look crooked. A septoplasty may be needed and is optimally done at the same time as a rhinoplasty. Since the nose is the primary focal point of the face, men and women with disproportionate nasal structures often view their nose as a source of anxiety and embarrassment. Restoring balance to the nose and your facial silhouette can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance. With VECTRA XT computer imaging, the potential outcome from surgery can be simulated on your photo so that you can see what you may look like after surgery!

With VECTRA XT computer imaging, the potential outcome from facial surgery can be simulated on your photo so that you can see what you may look like after surgery!

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Benefits of

  • Improves facial balance
  • Corrects a wide nasal bridge
  • Smooths humps or depressions in the bridge
  • Improves a drooping nasal tip
  • Reduces an overly large nose
  • Narrows the nostrils
  • Improves the angle of the nose
  • Addresses a deviated septum at the same time
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Achieved With Rhinoplasty Surgery

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A Natural Appearance

Dr. Chin’s skill and technical know-how help him achieve rhinoplasty results that look totally natural. Your new nose will create better facial balance, but the result won’t be so dramatic that it is easily noticeable you underwent surgical correction. Most patients prefer for their noses to have a realistic appearance that suits their natural facial shape and structure.

Increased Confidence

An overly large nose can lead many people to face teasing and social ridicule. This can have a significant negative impact on adolescents and adults. Nasal appearance can be a source of anxiety and prevent many men and women from feeling comfortable with their bodies. By correcting the appearance of the nose through rhinoplasty, many patients note an increase in their confidence and a new ease in social situations.

Improved Nasal Shape

The main goal of any rhinoplasty is to improve your nasal shape and harmony to the face. A wide bridge, a nasal hump, or a drooping tip can affect the appearance of your nasal shape. Dr. Chin can remove, add, or reshape cartilage to sculpt a new nasal shape that best highlights your unique facial structure.

Access to the underlying nasal structures is gained by creating incisions inside the nasal passages (closed technique) or an incision at the base of the columella (open technique). The skin is separated from the underlying framework of the nose. Cartilage is then added, removed, or reshaped to sculpt the nose. The skin is draped to highlight the new contours of the nose, and incisions are closed. Nasal packing and splints are used to support the nasal structures during the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of anesthesia is used during rhinoplasty?

Since rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure, it is performed using general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety.

Will I have any visible scarring following my procedure?

If an open technique is used during your procedure, a small incision is made under the nose. This scar is likely to fade over time. Patients who use a closed technique won’t develop any visible scarring.

How long will my recovery take?

Most patients can return to work within two weeks of their rhinoplasty. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities, including exercise, for up to four weeks. If you wear glasses, they will need to be specially fit on your head to relieve pressure on the healing nasal bridge for several weeks.

How long will my results last?

Rhinoplasty is permanent, and patients receive a life-long change. Normal aging processes will still continue.

How old do I have to be to undergo rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed on qualifying teens and adults. Rhinoplasty shouldn’t be performed on patients with developing nasal structures. Dr. Chin will determine who and when a patient is a candidate for rhinoplasty.