The etymology of the word “rhinoplasty” reveals Greek origins for “nose” and “to shape,” so its literal meaning is to shape the nose. A plastic surgeon can shape a nose, and restructure the internal airway for patients with breathing difficulties while a patient is under general anesthesia. The most common requests for modifications to the nose include:
- Removing the hump or raised dorsum
- Aligning the septum vertically and straightening the nose
- Contouring nostrils or changing their shape
- Reducing the size of the nose
- Augmenting the nose
- Altering the shape of the tip, base, or dorsum
- Modifying the angle between the upper lip and the nose
WHO IS A GOOD RHINOPLASTY CANDIDATE?
Both men and women consider rhinoplasty procedures. Anyone who finds that their nose is incongruent with the rest of their face may consider nose surgery. It’s not something that is reserved for celebrities or for people who are routinely in the public eye, or for those who have suffered a traumatic injury to the nose. Anyone who wishes to enhance their appearance with a more appropriately proportioned nose may consider rhinoplasty surgery.
ABOUT THE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
General anesthesia is most comfortable for nose surgeries and there are two procedural options (open or closed) that patients can choose between. It is also common for patients to have a separate chin procedure at the same time of rhinoplasty to establish better symmetry and facial harmony.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
If you are considering Rhinoplasty in the near future, please contact Kyle Song M.D. to set up a consultation by calling (949) 701-4454 or by completing our convenient online request form. Dr. Song will work closely with you to develop a surgical plan designed to deliver the look and feel you want. Kyle Song M.D. serves the Irvine & Orange County, CA areas.