Dover Rhinoplasty

Dover Rhinoplasty

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering nose surgery. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Are you a good candidate for nose surgery?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider Dover rhinoplasty:

  • Your nose is too large or too small
  • Your nose does not seem to fit with the rest of your face
  • Your nose is crooked, badly shaped, or out of alignment
  • You have nasal blockage inside your nose and have trouble breathing
  • You have a birth defect that you would like improved
  • You would like improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of your nose

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

 

Nose Surgery

Also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping or nose job

When to Consider Nose Surgery

  • If you are unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose
  • If your nose is too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face
  • If you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose
  • If you have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated or wide

Considerations

Pros

  • The shape, angle and size of your nose will be improved
  • Structural problems that restrict breathing and cause congestion can be corrected
  • Rhinoplasty can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-confidence

Cons

  • Depending on the type of surgery, you may develop scars at the base of your nose
  • You may have skin problems or breakdown of skin tissue associated with the use of grafting materials
  • It will take time to adjust to your new look

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering nose surgery. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Are you a good candidate for nose surgery?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider rhinoplasty:

  • Your nose is too large or too small
  • Your nose does not seem to fit with the rest of your face
  • Your nose is crooked, badly shaped, or out of alignment
  • You have nasal blockage inside your nose and have trouble breathing
  • You have a birth defect that you would like improved
  • You would like improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of your nose

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

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  1. Rhinoplasty can reshape your nose, remove bumps, improve angles and reduce an enlarged tip.
  2. After swelling has subsided after rhinoplasty, your nose will better complement your other facial features.

Detailed Procedural Info

How is a nose surgery procedure performed?

After numbing the area, your surgeon will make incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. There are two general techniques for making the incisions: open and endonasal (see What will my ear surgery incisions and scars be like?).

By adding or removing bone and cartilage and adjusting the supporting structures inside the nose, the size of your nose can be reduced or increased and the nose may be shortened or lengthened.

  • Tip grafts made of cartilage can be used to remodel the tip of your nose, making it more uplifted, longer, shorter, or thinner.
  • Your skin and other soft tissues will remodel to assume the shape of the underlying structure.
  • In some patients, tissue fillers or fat grafts can be added to increase volume in desired areas.