Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is another popular plastic surgery solution. Nose shape is hereditary, but the appearance may change during an injury or prior surgery. Nose surgery can help correctly proportion the size of the nose in relation to the face, increasing self-confidence. Rhinoplasty can also help address breathing impairment caused by nose abnormalities.
A rhinoplasty procedure:
- Enhances the size of the nose in relation to other facial features, creating facial harmony
- Adjusts the width of the bridge, nasal tip, nostrils and facial symmetry
- Creates a more appealing nose profile
Candidates for this procedure are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are at least 13 years of age and whose facial growth is complete.
Swelling will dissipate within several months, and the surgery will reach its full maturity within a year. The results are typically permanent, although cartilage may move or reshape the tissue over time.