Primarily requested for aesthetic reasons, surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed two ways: open and closed. The nose is corrected for form, function or both, and then sutured and immobilized for proper healing. During nonsurgical rhinoplasty, a surgeon injects the nose in strategic areas to change its shape without the need for surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large, bulbous, drooping or too upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry and deviation
If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose, talk to one of Wilmington Plastic Surgery's experts about your options.