The nose is an incredibly complex and delicate feature, and the size, shape, and projection of various regions of the nose are very important. Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a method of surgically recontouring the nose to improve its proportions or correct various defects.
Nose surgery is able to address a variety of concerns, including a deviated septum, a nasal hump, an over- or underprojected nasal tip, and flaring nostrils. Certain nasal defects can impact one’s ability to breathe, and correcting these can improve quality of life immeasurably.
16-year-old girls and slightly older boys have usually experienced full nasal development. Once this has occurred, rhinoplasty will typically be a viable option.
During the procedure, cartilage, bone, and soft tissue are altered and/or removed. Cartilage grafts may be used to bolster an area. Afterwards, any incisions are sealed with medical stitches.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Berhane. During your consultation, you can gain a better sense of the procedure and what options are best. Contact us today for a consultation.