Nose reshaping can restore facial harmony, and improve breathing function
The nose, as the central, most prominent feature on your face, plays a major role in defining balance of the facial features. When the nose is out of balance, or does not complement the face, it can seriously affect self-image and confidence. In most cases, the specific characteristics of the nose are the result of heredity, and if the size or shape of your nose bothers you, rhinoplasty may be the answer. It improves appearance and proportion, and can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Some of the features addressed in cosmetic rhinoplasty include:
- nose size, in relation to facial balance
- nose profile, with visible humps or depression on the bridge
- nasal tip, that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- nasal asymmetry
When nose surgery is performed to improve breathing function, the cause is usually an obstructed airway. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with cosmetic surgery. Surgery of the nose is best performed when facial growth is complete, beginning around age 15.
Cosmetic surgery of the nose is an individualized procedure that takes into account all the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the nose and its relation to other facial features. The first step should be a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Our practice sees patients from across the region, not only in the Lehigh Valley but from Phillipsburg, NJ to Reading, PA. Our physicians have hospital admitting privileges in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Quakertown.