A rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” reshapes the nose and aims to bring the nose in better balance with your facial features. Changing the shape or size of the nose can impact the entire balance and harmony of the face. Dr. Christine Blaine is a board certified plastic surgeon who offers rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) at Blaine Plastic Surgery in New York.
A rhinoplasty can be performed for strictly facial cosmetic purposes with the goal of straightening the nose, achieving better nasal proportion or refining nasal appearance. The width and profile of the nasal bridge, nostril and tip size and overall symmetry are all addressed in considering your rhinoplasty. At the same time, this procedure can help to correct breathing impairments that may be caused by structural issues within the nose and/or recent or past nasal trauma. To correct a deviated septum, a septoplasty can be performed at the same time as your rhinoplasty. It can greatly improve breathing issues while placing the nose in better alignment.
Goals of Nose Reshaping
Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. Septoplasty can correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose, and both reshaping and nose repair can be completed at the same time. The surgery can make specific changes to the nose to create the desired effect, including:
- Nose size in relation to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
If you are considering rhinoplasty to improve the form or function of your nose, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery today. We can schedule a nose reshaping, or septoplasty, consultation with Dr. Blaine. We have multiple offices in New York to choose from, including our NYC Midtown, Huntington and Staten Island locations.