Which Parts of the Nose Can Rhinoplasty Address?

rhinoplasty in Fort WorthYou might already be aware that rhinoplasty – which is also commonly referred to as a “nose job” – can often be a great option for men and women seeking to enhance the shape, size and/or overall aesthetic of the nose. But which areas of the nose can specifically be targeted and improved with this popular procedure? Listed below are the anatomical parts of the nose that can be addressed with rhinoplasty, as well as the different enhancements that can be made to each depending on your individual concerns and desires.

  • Nasal Tip: The shape of the nasal tip can be made thinner or fuller, and its projection can be increased or decreased for a more harmonious balance with other facial features. Furthermore, if the tip points slightly upwards or downward, it can be respectively lowered or raised.
  • Nasal Bridge: The nasal bridge can be straightened, thinned or widened and/or increased or decreased in size for a more proportionate appearance.
  • Nostrils: The nostrils can be recontoured to achieve a more proportionate size and shape in relation to the rest of the nose, as well as to improve nasal breathing.
  • Septum: A deviated septum can be realigned to correct impaired nasal breathing.
  • Ultimately, the rhinoplasty procedure can be customized to inclusively address the particular cosmetic and/or functional issues you may have with your nose. To help assure this is done in the safest, most effective way possible, I strongly encourage consulting a board certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience and demonstrable results with a variety of rhinoplasty patients.

    Jon Kurkjian, MD

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