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Young woman before and after rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.  Rhinoplasty can treat:


Nose size in relation to facial balance

Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils

Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge

Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or          hooked

Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned

Nasal asymmetry


If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone's face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.


Nose surgery that's done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing.


Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.


Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.


You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if:

Your facial growth is complete

You are physically healthy

You don't smoke

You have had trauma that resulted in a visible deformity or deviation of the nose.

You have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

The information on this page is referenced from American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Rohrich, Rod. “Rhinoplasty.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2018,

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