When to Consider Rhinoplasty

Many patients who look into plastic surgery do so because they feel unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose. Imperfections like wide nostrils or an asymmetrical nose can make a person feel self-conscious about the way they look. 

Fortunately, Dr. Chiu performs a wide variety of rhinoplasty techniques to reshape your nose and give you the look you have always wanted. While there are plenty of rhinoplasty options to choose from, knowing when you should start considering surgery (and what technique is best) can make all the difference when it comes to your final results. 

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What Do I Need to Know About Rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, alters the size, shape, and proportion of your nose to correct deformities while enhancing facial balance and harmony. This procedure can provide you with youthful facial contours that will boost your self-esteem and make the rest of your facial features stand out. It can also provide you with heightened functionality by correcting breathing and snoring issues. But how do you know if nose surgery is the right choice for you? You may benefit from rhinoplasty if you struggle with one or more of the following concerns. 

  • An overly large nose 
  • Wide nostrils 
  • A displeasing tip 
  • A misshapen nose due to a past injury
  • Asymmetry  

What Are the Different Rhinoplasty Techniques Available? 

Open Rhinoplasty

Patients who need open rhinoplasty often require adjustment to the tip of their nose. During your procedure, an incision is made on the columella, which is the strip of tissue located between your nostrils at the base of the nose. This technique allows access to the underlying bone structure and will result in some minor scarring that will fade over time.  

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who do not require extensive revision. Your closed rhinoplasty procedure will require an incision to be placed inside the nostrils, so any scarring will be hidden. This method allows for a shorter recovery time than open rhinoplasty but does not allow for much access to the underlying structure of the nose. 

Revision Rhinoplasty

Many patients who are unhappy with the results of previous nose surgery can opt for revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty can correct a deformed or asymmetrical nose using the open rhinoplasty method to achieve the results you want. 

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty 

Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers to enhance the size and shape of the nose without having to undergo extensive surgery. This technique is ideal for patients who only require minor corrections to cosmetic issues like a crooked tip or a bump on the bridge of the nose. 

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