How Is The Nose Reshaped During Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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Most of us are well aware that rhinoplasty surgery can transform a person’s nose and, in some cases, refresh their entire look. However, you may have questions about how rhinoplasty actually works and which type of rhinoplasty may be right for you. At Lee Ann M. Klausner MD, FACS in Manhattan, NY, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner is experienced in a wide range of the most advanced and effective rhinoplasty techniques available today. Read on to discover the life-changing results that are possible with nose surgery, and find out which approach may be used for your rhinoplasty.

How can rhinoplasty improve my appearance?

Aside from simply enhancing the nose, the possibilities of rhinoplasty are virtually endless. In fact, nose surgery is often used to achieve natural-looking proportion and harmony between the facial features for a more attractive overall look. Not only that, but rhinoplasty can even help improve the functionality of a person’s nose. Some of the most common concerns that can be improved or corrected with rhinoplasty include:

  • Nose is too wide or too narrow
  • Nose is too big or too small
  • Nose is too masculine or too feminine
  • Pointed or bulbous tip of nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Asymmetric nose
  • Nostrils are too big or too small
  • Flat nose
  • Upturned tip of nose
  • Bump in nasal bridge
  • Humped nose
  • Obstructed breathing
  • Deviated septum
  • Previously broken nose
  • Previously botched nose job

Which kind of rhinoplasty do I need?

Based on the nature and severity of your concerns, your desired outcome, your nasal anatomy, and other features, Dr. Klausner will recommend the most appropriate type of nose surgery for you. Most frequently, Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Astoria, and Midtown East area patients undergo one of the following:

  • Traditional rhinoplasty
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty

In addition, Dr. Klausner will customize your rhinoplasty to include a number of specific techniques that will best help you achieve your ideal results. These may include:

  • Cartilage removal
  • Cartilage grafting
  • Synthetic implant
  • Bone reduction
  • Internal sutures

What’s the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?

Another consideration for rhinoplasty surgery is whether it will be performed as an open or closed procedure. During an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Klausner will make a small incision at the base of the nose, just between the nostrils. Even though an external excision is used during open rhinoplasty, it is exceptionally tiny and inconspicuous. The vast majority of patients who undergo open rhinoplasty do not have an overtly visible scar. In a closed rhinoplasty, all of the incisions are made within the internal structures of the nose. While open rhinoplasty allows for maximum visibility during the procedure, closed rhinoplasty can still be used to make equally stunning enhancements. The decision between open vs. closed rhinoplasty will ultimately depend on the patient’s nose structure, the nature and severity of their concerns, and Dr. Klausner’s professional recommendation.

With advanced rhinoplasty in New York City, you can finally get the natural look and boosted confidence you deserve

Whether you are embarrassed about your disproportionate nose or your deviated septum is making it difficult to breathe comfortably, we can help. To learn more about the comprehensive rhinoplasty options available at Lee Ann M. Klausner MD, FACS, call to schedule your private consultation with double board-certified Manhattan facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.