Reshape your nose to bring your face in balance

You may be a candidate for nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) if you have a nose that is cosmetically unattractive or does not “fit” with other facial features. Rhinoplasty may also be recommended for abnormal appearance of the nose as a result of birth defects, injury, or disease. Nose reshaping is intended to produce a more attractive nasal shape and/or a nose in better proportion to other facial features.

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No two noses are the same, so it goes that rhinoplasty requires a customized approach. Depending on your current nose and your desired changes, your surgeon will use one of the following techniques to achieve your new look:

  • Standard Rhinoplasty: Incisions are made inside the nostrils. The nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped to improve the external contour.
  • Open Rhinoplasty: Frequently used for difficult or larger noses. Involves one external incision across the columella (strut between the nostrils). Bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped under direct vision.
  • Tip-Plasty: If only the nasal tip is abnormal, it may be corrected with either a standard or external (open) approach.

Large nostrils may be reduced through tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils with either type of rhinoplasty.

Since 1988, more than 30,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.

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Preoperative planning with your plastic surgeon will determine how the surgery will be performed. Computer Imaging can be performed at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre so that you can actually “see” what the result would look like with more or less correction.

Additional Options to Consider

An additional procedure that may enhance the result is a chin enlargement. If you need to improve your breathing, correction of a deviated septum (Septoplasty) may also be appropriate. Read about the difference between rhinoplasty and septoplasty.

Please call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, San Diego, at (858) 452-1981 for more information on cosmetic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty surgery.