People go to rhinoplasty surgeons for a variety of reasons. Some people may be unhappy with the appearance of their nose and want to alter its shape or size for cosmetic reasons. Others may have functional issues with their nose, such as difficulty breathing, and seek surgical intervention to improve their quality of life.
Some people may also have experienced trauma to their noses and need reconstructive surgery to repair any damage.
Rhinoplasty involves various services related to the surgical modification or repair of the nose, including:
- Nose reshaping (also known as "nose job" or "nose surgery") to change the shape or size of the nose for cosmetic or functional reasons. The specific changes made during surgery will depend on the patient's goals and the surgeon's assessment of what is possible and appropriate. In some cases, the bone or cartilage structure of the nose may need to be changed.
- Septoplasty to correct a deviated septum and improve breathing.
- Nasal reconstruction to repair damage to the nose due to trauma or other causes.
- Rhinophyma treatment to remove excess tissue from the nose in cases of severe rosacea.
- Nasal polyp removal to treat nasal polyps, which are benign growths that can obstruct the nasal passages and cause difficulty breathing.
Note that not all rhinoplasty surgeons offer all of these services, and some may specialize in certain areas. So, you should consult a qualified and experienced surgeon to determine the best treatment for your needs.