Rhinoplasty or nose job is a surgical alteration of the nose to improve its function or to change its appearance. Nose reshaping can help to repair a nose that has been deformed by trauma or to enhance facial features. The procedure can also correct impaired breathing due to structural problems in the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is a facial surgery that changes the outward features of the nose. For example a crooked nose or a hump removal. The procedure can change the size of the nose and its parts, the shape of the tip, the nostrils, and the bridge. Since there is no one perfect shape, patients can change the appearance of the nose to better suit their facial structure. Normal activities can usually be resumed two to three weeks after the surgery.
Septal surgery for breathing problems
The nasal septum separates the nasal passages in the nose. The septum is made out of cartilage and thin bone. Due to birth defects or injury, some people have a deviated septum which can cause troubled breathing. The nasal surgery procedure to correct a deviated septum usually takes 1-2 hours and can be done with local or general anesthesia. Incisions are made within the nose so there is no outward scarring. Nasal surgery trims and straightens the cartilage and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
Post-Traumatic for injuries/fractures
In addition to the cosmetic and medicinal applications of rhinoplasty (or nose job), there is a reconstructive aspect as well. When the nose is broken, it doesn’t always heal back in the same shape. Post-traumatic rhinoplasty can help to restore the face to its former appearance before the injury.
This procedure is done due to a previous “nose job” that was not done properly. With Dr. Fisher’s expertise, he can create the nose you originally desired.