How Rhinoplasty Can Alter Your Nose Shape

Cosmetic,Surgeon,Examining,Female,Client,In,Office.,Doctor,Draws,Lines Your nose plays a significant role in the overall appearance of your face. A nose that is misshapen or disproportionately large, small, flat, or overturned can affect your body image and make you feel self-conscious. For many patients, achieving harmony among their facial features is accomplished by undergoing a rhinoplasty.

If you desire a different nose shape or subtle adjustments, working with a skilled, board-certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon is the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Jeffrey James is a facial specialist, double board-certified in both facial cosmetic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

To help you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you, it is helpful to understand the parts of the nose it can address and the types of changes it can make. Although it can be a transformative procedure, it cannot alter every aspect of your nose.

Rhinoplasty All Around the Nose

The Bridge

The bridge of the nose is the bony ridge running from the tip to the forehead. Rhinoplasty surgery can:

  • Straighten a hump or lump.
  • Narrow a wide bridge for a more balanced appearance.
  • Raise a low bridge to create better symmetry.

The Tip

The tip of the nose is a soft, cartilaginous structure at the end of the nose. Surgery can correct or customize several aspects of the tip, including:

  • Reduce a bulky or bulbous tip for a sleeker, refined look.
  • Define a flat or undefined tip for a more ideal projection.
  • Rotate a droopy tip.

The Nostrils

The nostrils are the openings on either side of the nose used for breathing. Rhinoplasty can address:

  • Overly wide nostrils by creating a narrower, more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Uneven symmetry between the nostrils for a more balanced look.
  • Reduce flared nostrils to improve their functionality.

The Septum

The septum is the middle wall that separates the nostrils. When the septum deviates to one side or the other, a deviated septum can create breathing problems and facial asymmetry. Rhinoplasty can correct the septum for easier breathing and facial balance.

The Dorsum

The upper part of the bridge that connects with the forehead is known as the dorsum. A low dorsum creates a scooped look, with the tip of the nose appearing to jut upwards in a curl. It’s sometimes referred to as a ‘ski jump’ nose.’

Rhinoplasty can address a low dorsum with:

  • Cartilage grafts for a more natural-looking volume.
  • Implants to create a more defined and projected look.

Call For Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Rhinoplasty can address a wide variety of different aesthetic and practical issues. Dr. Jeffrey James and his team are ready to help you achieve the desired look and functionality you desire.

Please call our New Orleans, LA office at 504-619-8700 or submit your consultation request online. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your aesthetic vision.

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