Typical Nasal Changes Achieved with Rhinoplasty

Typical Nasal Changes Achieved with Rhinoplasty


Is rhinoplasty surgery the magical solution you are looking for to achieve that one big change you want in your nose? Rhinoplasty is much more complicated than that, and Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Buonassisi explains in the above video why that isn’t exactly how it works. He goes into detail on some of the common particular features of the nose and how rhinoplasty surgery is an ideal or not ideal solution to improve it.


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Typical Changes Achieved by Rhinoplasty


As a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, it is Dr. Buonassisi’s job to create the best possible natural results for patients, and this often involves some work on more than just one feature of the nose to maintain a harmony. The following are some common examples of nasal changes executed during surgery that rhinoplasty can work to improve:

  • Hump reduction
  • Tip ptosis
  • Tip deprojection
  • Tip refinement


Not So Typical Changes Achieved by Rhinoplasty


The following are some common examples of commonly requested nasal changes that rhinoplasty is not effective at improving:

  • Shrinking a bulbous nose as a result of thick skin
  • Straightening an asymmetric or crooked nose
  • Augmentation for a generally smaller nose
  • Nostril reduction when alar base is at its smallest possible width