Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping, “nose job”) is the surgical procedure used to “sculpt” or shape the nose to achieve a desired result. A nose that is disproportionate, or out of harmony with the face, will draw attention to the nose. The goal of rhinoplasty is to achieve balance and harmony with the face and to draw attention toward the beauty of the eyes.
Every nose and every face is unique. Skin type, age, ethnic background, shape, and size of the nose are all important individual characteristics in determining the type of nasal surgery needed to improve the nose aesthetically. Evaluation of one’s overall facial features and proportions are very important in nasal surgery. Dr. Albert Fox provides a thorough and detailed analysis of these features to determine the most appropriate surgery needed to achieve a desired result.
A natural appearing nose, that is balanced and in harmony with the face is of utmost importance to Dr. Albert Fox. Successful facial plastic surgery is based on a good relationship and understanding between the patient and the surgeon, exacting medical expertise, trust and realistic expectations. Dr. Albert Fox will provide the dedication and finesse your nose deserves.
In addition to a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance, a rhinoplasty must be performed without compromising its function. Dr. Albert Fox’s training as both a Facial Plastic Surgeon and an Otolaryngologist provide his patients with the highest expertise in both the aesthetic appearance and function of the nose.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty can be performed through small incisions inside of the nose (a closed or endonasal approach) or through a small incision along the base or columella of the nose (open approach). The choice of approach depends in part on the size and shape of the nose and the desired goals of the surgery.
Recovery from rhinoplasty surgery is typically 7 to 10 days. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.
Types of Rhinoplasty Surgery
Primary Rhinoplasty is nasal reshaping performed for the first time. This is the time to obtain the most optimal result with appearance and function. A comprehensive analysis of the nasal structures, including the effects of possible deviated septum, turbinate size and shape as well as allergy will be reviewed. Computer imaging and simulated before and after results are provided during a confidential consultation with Dr. Albert Fox.
Revision Rhinoplasty is nasal reshaping performed on the nose that has undergone surgery in the past. There are many reasons for a revision rhinoplasty. The surgery is performed to further improve the appearance or function of the nose.
The goal of functional rhinoplasty is to improve the function of the nose. Birth defects, trauma, nasal fracture, septal deviation and turbinate enlargement can all compromise the ability of the nose to provide unobstructed airflow. Correction of a deviated or crooked septum, improved support for the nasal cartilage or both can help improve nasal breathing. This can lead to better exercise tolerance and endurance, decreased snoring, and overall better nasal health.Browse Dr. Fox’s patients’ before and after photos.