The nose’s prominent position at the center of the face can cause it to have a significant effect on overall facial structure and harmony. That being said, perceived imperfections about nasal size, shape, and position can make men and women especially self-conscious about their appearance.

Fortunately, rhinoplasty allows a board-certified plastic surgeon to make subtle, yet noticeable, changes to help patients achieve a nose that better-suits their cosmetic preferences and highlights their other features.

So, what can patients expect should they decide to undergo a nose job? Keep reading to learn about realistic goals for a rhinoplasty and which concerns the procedure can address. 

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can modify the size and shape of the nose and alleviate certain breathing and sleeping difficulties. In making these adjustments, it can improve facial symmetry, contours, and proportions for a more balanced appearance.

Why do patients seek this type of procedure?

Many women and men have been bothered by certain aspects of their nose for years and admit that they’ve frequently considered rhinoplasty to look, feel, and breathe better.

What’s more, a number of these individuals may have imaged the ideal version of their nose or hope it will resemble that of a particular celebrity. However, it’s important for patients to understand that their unique anatomy and skin quality play a significant role in determining what can be achieved with rhinoplasty.

What are realistic goals for a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure for a wide-range of cosmetic and functional concerns as they relate to the nose.  More specifically, patients undergoing rhinoplasty can expect that the treatment may be able to narrow a wide nasal base or lower a hump on the bridge or nasal dorsum.

A nose job can also modify a round, wide, drooping, and under or over-projecting tip, narrow wide or flared nostrils, and shorten a long nose.

Additionally, rhinoplasty can provide functional benefits by improving breathing and reducing sleep disturbances.

To learn more about what you can expect from a nose job and realistic goals for a rhinoplasty, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.