Refine Your Nose and Boost Your Confidence with Rhinoplasty
The appearance of your nose can significantly affect your facial symmetry and profile. When a person feels their nose is too large or misshapen, it can take a toll on their self-image and confidence. In addition, abnormally positioned nasal structures can lead to certain health problems, including difficulty breathing. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a procedure that reshapes and refines a patient’s nose for improved respiration and facial aesthetics. If you are concerned about the appearance of your nose, or would like to correct structural problems, Dr. Dustin Heringer can perform rhinoplasty surgery for you at his Scottsdale or Peoria office. To learn more about how you can benefit from rhinoplasty or one of our other facial cosmetic procedures, contact us today.
Enhancing Function and Aesthetics
Many patients seek rhinoplasty surgery to enhance their facial appearance and sense of self. The surgery can safely and permanently address a range of concerns, including:
- A noticeable bump on the bridge of the nose, which detracts from the facial profile
- A nose that is too wide, or too large in proportion to other facial features
- A tip that droops down, or is disproportionately thick or large
- A crooked or off-center nose (often a result of injury), which can create an unbalanced look
- Nostrils that are too large, misshapen, or different sizes
Certain medical conditions may also require nose surgery, particularly if the patient’s airway is obstructed. A deviated septum, or misaligned cartilage between the nostrils, is frequently treated with rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty candidates should be in good health, and have realistic and specific treatment goals, which Dr. Heringer can review with you during a one-on-one consultation.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Each of our noses is unique to us, so every rhinoplasty procedure is individually executed to meet our specific needs. After administering intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Heringer will make a small incision that is either expertly camouflaged inside the nose (a closed procedure), or across the columella, the thin tissue between the nostrils (an open procedure). During an open procedure, the skin and other soft tissues covering the nose are exposed and lifted to allow your surgeon easy access to reshape the nasal structure. Using cartilage harvested from other parts of the body, such as the ear or rarely, the ribs, Dr. Heringer can augment and straighten abnormal nasal structures. He may also gently remove small amounts of bone or cartilage to achieve your desired results.
Aftercare and Healing
Most patients will experience some bleeding and inflammation immediately after their procedure, but this should resolve within a short time. For improved healing and contouring, a splint or internal packing may be placed in the nasal cavity. Prior to your procedure, you will be given specific post-operative care instructions, as well as when to come back for your follow-up examinations. Although rare, if bleeding or swelling persists, we recommend that you reach out to our practice.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or proportion of your nose, or have difficulty breathing, please reach out to us today and schedule your rhinoplasty consultation.