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Nose Job in Cleveland, Ohio
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) or a "Nose Job" is concerned with the external appearance as well as the internal function of your entire nose. The purpose of this procedure is to enhance your looks and to maintain or improve your ability to breathe through your nose. It can be performed to either decrease or increase the size of your nose in order to enhance facial harmony. It can also alter certain features of your nose, such as a large tip, a prominent hump, or asymmetry. The goal of a rhinoplasty is a nose that looks natural and blends harmoniously with your other facial features.
Your surgeon's sense of aesthetics, understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nose and technical abilities are the most important determinants of the final appearance and function of your nose shaping procedure. Unfortunately, the final outcome is not completely under the control of the surgeon. It will be influenced by variables such as thickness and shape of your bones and cartilage, quality and thickness of your skin, your overall facial shape, age and heredity factors.
In some cases, patients who visit our centers are surprised when the surgeon recommends treatment for a receeding chin in conjunction with a rhinoplasty. It is quite common to perform chin augmentation alone or in combination with rhinoplasty to balance facial features. Surgery for the Tip of the Nose
Columellar Reduction or Augmentation
The Columella is the area on the under of the nose between the nostrils. On some people, the Columella sticks out from the underside of the nose. This can be resolved by making a small incision inside the nose and lifting the Columella so it is less visible and protrusive. Columellar augmentation procedures are performed most frequently on Asian noses.
Dorsal Reduction or Augmentation
Dorsal surgery involves manipulating the "bridge" of the nose. Some people tend to have a significant amount of cartilage on the bridge, which gives the nose a hump-like appearance. This can be easily remedied with dorsal reduction. An incision is made inside the nose and the cartilage on the bridge and bone of the nose is reduced. The result is a smoother natural slope to the nose. Dorsal augmentation is commonly performed to enhance the bridge of Asian noses.
Minimizing Nostril Flair
Another common concern people share about their nose pertains to the flair or width of their nostrils. A narrow nose can be obtained with a procedure that removes tissues at the corners of the nostrils (Weir Excision). This procedure decreases the flare of the nostrils and creates a narrower looking nose. This procedure is often referred to as minimizing wedges.
Rhinoplasty for Breathing
Problems Your ability to breathe depends in part on the anatomical configuration inside your nose--including the condition of the nasal septum (cartilage that divides your internal nose into two chambers, a left and a right) as well as the nasal turbinates (tissue along the sides of the nasal wall). Your surgeon will examine the inside of your nose to determine the condition of your septum and turbinates. If your breathing may be improved by straightening your septum or reducing the size of your turbinates, your surgeon will let you know.