Surgery to reshape the nose, (rhinoplasty) can reduce or increase the size of the nose, remove an unwanted hump, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. The procedure restores an improved balance between the nose and other facial features. We take great care to achieve a natural result and to avoid the “surgical” look.
The nasal septum is the cartilage and bone that separates your internal nose into two sides. Deviation or curvature of the septum may occur as the result of trauma or a developmental anomaly. Patients with a deviated septum experience difficulty breathing through their nose. A deviated septum may produce a “bent” or “distorted” external appearance of the nose as well. A septoplasty can be performed as an isolated procedure or at the same time as a rhinoplasty. The procedure does require a general anesthetic and is normally performed as an out-patient. Some insurance carriers will provide payment for this procedure.