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The nose is a central focal point of your face, and as such, serves an important role in your overall facial appearance. For instance, an oversized or crooked nose can make the facial features appear off balance while a symmetrical, attractive nose can bring harmony and balance to the facial features. If you are embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of your nose, it may be time to consider surgical intervention. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery, is a surgical procedure that modifies the shape, size and proportions of the nose to enhance its appearance and overall facial harmony. In some cases, it can also correct breathing problems and other structural issues.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most demanding plastic surgery procedures and thus requires the precision and skill of an expertly trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Patients in Cleveland trust Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk for rhinoplasty. Utilizing the most advanced techniques and methods, the plastic surgeons can produce beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic results while maintaining or improving breathing function.
What Can Rhinoplasty Accomplish?
Rhinoplasty can address the following cosmetic and functional issues:
- Oversized or undersized nose that is out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Crooked nasal bridge or tip
- Wide nasal bridge
- Bump on the nasal bridge
- Droopy or upturned nasal tip
- Small, overly large or unevenly sized nostrils
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged turbinates
Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. Some corrections can be made non-surgically in the office with injectables. Depending on the desired outcome, your surgeon may recommend combining rhinoplasty with other facial procedures such as chin augmentation or facelift to produce more comprehensive results. Our team will help you navigate your options in regard to your cosmetic care.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty
For rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils, as well as on the columella (the thin strip of skin that separates the nostrils). The addition of the columellar incision allows the surgeon performing the operation more visibility and control when making corrections. It is important to note that this approach does leave a small, visible scar.
In non-surgical rhinoplasty, Juvederm XC is used to correct the nasal profile and nasal tip in the office.
Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. To reshape an overly large nose, the surgeon will remove cartilage and bone as needed. To correct a small nose, a cartilage graft may be used to add volume to the nasal structure. The nose will be sculpted to improve other cosmetic imperfections such as unevenly sized nostrils, a bulbous nasal tip or a hump on the nasal bridge. Structural deformities that cause breathing problems can also be addressed. Once the necessary modifications have been made, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and place a nasal splint to support the healing nose.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty
There is no need to continue feeling embarrassed about your nose. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Foglietti or Dr. Foglietti Fostyk and find out how rhinoplasty can help you reclaim your confidence. Contact our Cleveland office for more information today.