Getting nose surgery or rhinoplasty

Published: March 2, 2017

Nose surgery should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.

Because noses are such a prominent feature on the face, when a patient has a nose that they feel deviates from the normal range they can be very self conscious. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done in the nation and at Edina Plastic Surgery.

The procedure itself involves several tissue types (bone, cartilage, and skin). These tissues are the elements of a complex structure that is responsible for the very important function of breathing. For these reasons, rhinoplasty is best approached conservatively and by a surgeon with extensive experience. All of the surgeons at Edina Plastic Surgery are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have done thousands of nose surgeries.

Nose surgery can address the nasal tip, the hump of the nose, a crooked appearance, breathing problems, or all of these issues. Rhinoplasty can be done “closed” (with only incisions inside the nose), or “open” with the same incisions as closed, along with a small incision in the skin between the nostrils. The incision choice depends a great deal on the complexity of the procedure planned.

The best way to determine what your options are and to address your areas of concern is to come in for a free consultation with one of our board-certified or board-eligible surgeons. During this visit, we will perform an exam and discuss treatment options to best help you achieve your goals.

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