Cosmetic or Functional Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping


When you hear the term rhinoplasty or nose job, you can also consider it nose reshaping. If you are considering this procedure, you may be focusing on making cosmetic changes that will improve the way your nose looks. You may be considering nose reshaping to improve how well your nose functions. In some cases, you may be aiming at both outcomes as you embark on the journey of plastic surgery to alter your nose in some way. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen can guide you as you consider taking this path.

Nose Reshaping for Cosmetic Purposes

Many people choose nose reshaping because they don't like the appearance of their nose. They may think it is too narrow, too small, or too wide. Their nose may look like it is hooked at the end or have a bump on the bridge. Their nostrils may not be in proportion. Anyone who has ever had a broken nose may have changes to its appearance in a negative way, forming ridges or making the nose look uneven. Rhinoplasty or nose job may be able to bring about an improvement.

Nose Reshaping for Functional Purposes

Patients turn to nose reshaping when the structure of their nose gets in the way of breathing. This can be the result from a deviated septum or a fracture. Trauma to the nose could result in the need for reshaping. In some cases, if nasal obstruction becomes severe, sleep apnea can occur. This can be a serious problem that deprives an individual of the oxygen that is vital during sleep. In this case, rhinoplasty can be considered medically necessary.

A Combination Approach Could Be the Answer

Some individuals may find that nose reshaping will improve the appearance of their nose and improve breathing as well. It is different for every patient. The best approach to get the desired outcome will vary as well. Some patients can opt for dermal fillers alone. Others may need closed rhinoplasty in which surgery is performed inside the nose, keeping all incisions on the inside. In other cases, an open rhinoplasty is necessary. During an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the base of the nose and the nasal skin is retracted to provide full access. With open access, Dr. Katzen can work on changing the structure of the nose. Only a plastic surgeon such as Dr. J. Timothy Katzen can determine the best approach for you.

Find Out What Your Options are for Rhinoplasty

Whether you need to improve the function or appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty can make a positive difference in your life. Set up your first visit with Dr. Katzen to discuss the benefits of nose reshaping. During your personal evaluation, you can find out what your options are. Contact Dr. Katzen's office today to schedule your consultation! For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

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