If your nostrils are too wide, the surgeon can remove small wedges of skin form their base, bringing them closer together.
"For those unhappy with the appearance of the nose, a reshaping procedure
can make a tremendous difference in an individual’s outlook and self-image.
Technically called “rhinoplasty,” nose surgery is a commonly requested
plastic surgery procedure that can accomplish a variety of objectives.
For example, it can:
- Reduce or increase the size of the nose
- Alter the shape of the tip or bridge
- Narrow the span of the nostrils
- Change the angle between the nose and upper lip
For those suffering from functional nasal defects, it can:
- Correct birth deformities
- Reverse the effects of injury
- Relieve certain breathing problems
How Rhinoplasty Is Performed
As an experienced Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Taylor typically advises patients to expect the procedure to last one to two hours. For those who require more extensive surgery, an additional hour may be necessary.
After general anesthesia takes effect, the skin of the nose will be separated from its supporting framework; and then, bone and cartilage are sculpted to the desired shape. Finally, the skin is redraped over the new framework; and splints are applied to help the nose maintain its new, improved shape.
Patients should plan for at least one week for initial recovery; then, after splints are removed, they can resume their normal schedules. Although the changes may not be entirely visible in the first few weeks, they are typically noticeable after approximately one month.
Once the improvements take effect, most patients report tremendous satisfaction with the result. Often, the change is so natural looking that others don’t ask about it; however, that speaks to the subtle effectiveness of the procedure when performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Los Angeles’ Dr. Taylor can bring about this type of result if desired; to inquire about your nose surgery options, contact our Pasadena cosmetic surgery specialist.