Your nose shape and size have a big effect on how others perceive you. If your nose is out of proportion due to being too big or too small, it impacts the harmony and appeal of your entire face. A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. Often referred to as a “nose job,” a rhinoplasty can create a far more attractive look when performed by a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon.
The first step on your journey to a new nose is the consultation. Dr. Helen Allison will evaluate the size, shape, and projection of your nose structure carefully and perform precise measurements. With the help of a 3D imaging system, you will visualize various changes to your nose structure clearly, and a custom surgical plan established. Nose surgery may be performed alone or in conjunction with a chin augmentation or facelift.
Dr. Helen Allison prefers to perform an open rhinoplasty, where an incision is made at the base of the columella, the cartilage that separates your nostrils. Depending on your individual condition, Dr. Helen Allison may remove bone or cartilage, add cartilage with a cartilage graft (taken from the septum or the ear), and/or correct a deviated septum. All of this will be discussed with you in detail to fully understand the procedure, recovery, and what to expect in nose appearance once healed.
A nose can be too large for the rest of your face, but it can also be too small, crooked, or oddly-shaped. The key to very successful nose surgery is creating the right nose for your unique features.
A rhinoplasty can:
Some patients may have a nose that does not function properly due to a deviated septum. A rhinoplasty can improve breathing issues by removing the blockages restricting airflow.