Rhinoplasty is performed to create a more pleasing nasal shape. We seek to create facial harmony where the nose “fits” the facial shape creating a more refined appearance. Typical patient requests include reducing a bump on the nasal bridge, straightening a crooked nose, narrowing or refining the nasal tip, lifting a droopy nasal tip and rebuilding the internal structure of the nose to improve breathing.
- Nose size in relation to other facial features
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, repairing visible bumps or depressions
- Nasal tip, bulbous, drooping or upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry and deviation (Septoplasty)
Our goal is to provide rhinoplasty results that are natural looking and aesthetically pleasing. Rhinoplasty is frequently performed with placement of a chin implant to better balance the middle and lower face. Surgery takes about 2 hours.
There is an incision inside each nostril and, in some instances, a small incision between the nostrils. “Dissolving” sutures are used that do not require removal. “Packing” is not placed inside the nose. Delicate tape and, if the nose has been straightened, a molded plastic splint are used to minimize swelling and hold your cartilage and nasal bones in their new position while they heal. This splint is removed by Dr. Weber 5 – 7 days following surgery. Swelling, congestion and bruising peak during the first week after surgery and then steadily resolve.