Individuals who are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose can feel self-conscious of their appearance. If you feel that your nose is too large, too small, or not proportionate to the rest of your face, a rhinoplasty may be able to help.
Rhinoplasty can be done using one of two techniques: the open and closed procedure. During an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils, called the columella. While this will leave a visible scar, it usually heals very well during recovery.
During a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions will be hidden inside of the nose. Through these incisions, the nasal structures will be reshaped to adjust the structure of the nose. There is no visible scarring associated with this technique.
The rhinoplasty technique that is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including what structures of the nose need to be addressed, your individual anatomy, and the desired outcome of the procedure.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
While each rhinoplasty technique has its own pros and cons, rhinoplasty, in general, boasts many benefits. Not only can this procedure change the shape of your nose, it can also alter the size and angle of the nose, as well as address nasal bridge humps, enlarged nostrils, and more. Rhinoplasty patients are often very happy with the outcome of their procedure, with a newfound boost in confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery for a more symmetrical facial appearance, contact our Boston area office today. We would be happy to schedule your consultation.