Within this website you will find information about all aspects concerning rhinoplasty as it may pertains to you. The goal of BostonRhinoplasty.org is to provide you with a resource guide prior to undergoing nasal reshaping surgery. We hope to assist you in better understand the nose and rhinoplasty surgery to improve its appearance and function. This website cannot replace a thorough evaluation by your rhinoplasty surgeon but may help communication during your consultation.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose. The goal should be an improved facial appearance through a more proportioned nasal shape and anatomy. Undesirable nose features that bring patients into the facial plastic surgeon’s office may be the result of family traits, injury or abnormalities already present at birth. Sometimes, rather small unattractive nasal characteristics may be the reason that a person desires rhinoplasty.
How to Navigate this Website
If you never used this site before, you may want to start with some general information about rhinoplasty. If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure, then learn about the Nasal Anatomy, Rhinoplasty Surgeons, the Consultation Process and the Rhinoplasty Procedures(link) available today.
Because a rhinoplasty is commonly combined with other nasal and facial plastic procedures designed to further enhance the outcome, these ancillary procedures are discussed.
In addition, we provide up-to-date information about interesting News and Research within the field of cosmetic surgery as it pertains to rhinoplasty surgery.
Why is it Important to be Informed Before Surgery?
We found that a thorough understanding of rhinoplasty before the procedure greatly boosts patient comfort with. The well-informed patient enters improved communication with the facial plastic surgeon before and after rhinoplasty surgery. Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial procedures in the U.S. Although nasal reshaping surgery underwent significant advancements over the last three decades, time proven techniques embraced by the fathers of rhinoplasty continue to hold up. In fact, sometimes, “new” things have been abandoned only to return back to the “old”. Today’s advances continue as rhinoplasty surgeons better understand the complexity of the human nose. This improved comprehension de-mystifies rhinoplasty and makes the patient a partner in the decision making with the facial surgeon.
How Do You Know if Rhinoplasty is Right for You?
There is nothing like the “PERFECT NOSE”. First, the nose should work (i.e., breathe, filter the air, smell, assist with speech etc.). Only then, we have the luxury to be concerned with the nose’s appearance. Although nasal surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed, at the same time it continues to be one of the most challenging surgeries indicated by the relatively high rate of secondary or revision rhinoplasties performed. The synchronicity of form and function is paramount for rhinoplasty as any cosmetic nasal surgery can impair function. If you're self-conscious about your nose, you may be a good candidate. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose for aesthetic and corrective purposes. Whether the issue is birth defect, injury, or age-related changes, rhinoplasty can help provide balance and proportion to your nose and face as a whole.
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