Reshaping of the nose, also known as rhinoplasty, may be done for a number of reasons including improving the appearance of the nose, improving nasal breathing, or restoring shape after a destructive process such as nasal tumors or trauma.
Aesthetic nasal surgery is just as much art as it is science. As an artist, the perfect nose is one that has balance and symmetry with the rest of the face so as to not take attention away from one’s eyes. As a scientist, the nose has multiple unique functions that must be preserved for a surgery to be considered successful.
The length of the procedure, approach, and recovery is dependent on several factors and varies from patient to patient. The surgery is complex and should be performed by someone who has specialized in improving aesthetics while maintaining or even improving function. Additional procedures, such as chin augmentation, may be performed simultaneously to further enhance your result.
When discussing rhinoplasty, communication between the surgeon and the patient is essential. As part of every rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Rodriguez will review your goals and expectations, making you feel more informed and at ease with your decision.