Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
At our practice, many patients express interest in rhinoplasty due to a concern about the shape of their nose or difficulty with breathing. Some of the most common patient concerns regarding shape include:
- “I feel my nose looks too big from the front.”
- “I feel the tip of my nose is too large.”
- “On my side view, I have a bump on the top of my nose.”
These characteristics can all be described with medical terminology. For example, a patient who says they notice a bump along their nose when it is viewed in profile has what is called a “dorsal hump.” Some of the other common nasal issues we see include bulbous tip, wide base, alar flare, and boxy tip.
No matter what you are seeking to change, it is extremely important to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation prior to nose surgery (or any type of plastic surgery, for that matter). Since changing the structure of the nose can affect the balance of the face, it is important to create a thoughtful and personalized treatment plan for our patients. By bringing the nose into better proportion with the face or by refining some of the nose’s many features, it is possible to enhance the appearance of the nose. This often results in improvements in self-confidence and personal satisfaction.
Come back to our blog again soon to read part two in our blog series about rhinoplasty. In our next post, Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu will explain how nose surgery is performed.