Cosmetic Nasal Surgery

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to make changes to the shape of the nose and enhance the cosmetic appearance of the nose.  The height or projection of the nose can be reduced or increased.  A bump on the top of the nose can be removed.  The width of the nose is often narrowed.  The tip of the nose can be made smaller, and rotated up or down.  It is important to discuss specific problem areas with your surgeon.  Realistic, achievable goals will be discussed and photographs taken.  This surgery is usually performed through an open approach, as an outpatient, under general anesthesia.  Return to activity and healing is similar to a functional rhinoplasty.  Most patients can return work and some light activity after one week.   Complete healing takes several months.