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Rhinoplasty is another name for “nose surgery”. This surgical procedure can provide facial balance to those who feel unhappy with the size or shape of their nose in relation to the rest of the face.

Many individuals feel frustrated when they look in the mirror because they are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. Do you feel that your nose is too big? Are your nostrils too large, too small, wide, or upturned? Perhaps you notice nasal asymmetry or a hump on the bridge of your nose. Some believe their nose appears hook-shaped or upturned. Perhaps their nasal tip is too big or bulbus. If you look in the mirror and are bothered by lack of facial harmony, a rhinoplasty may be the right procedure for you.

Each rhinoplasty is custom-tailored to a patient’s needs. For example, some may need correction of breathing issues or the addition of cartilage grafts, as well as nasal contouring to provide a look with better facial proportions. Dr. Shell will sit down with you during your consultation and discuss the specific features that you’d like to see altered on your nose.

The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. Nose surgery is performed under general anesthesia meaning you’ll be asleep and kept completely comfortable for the duration of the surgery. The best candidates are adults that have no major health problems, do not smoke, are concerned about obtaining a balanced proportion between their nose and the rest of their face, and have realistic expectations. Keep in mind that each of us are different and every person has some degree of facial asymmetry. Nose reshaping is not meant to change the way you look but simply provide facial balance.

Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.

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