Your nose is a prominent facial feature and one of the first things people see when they meet you for the first time. The shape of your nose dictates the overall structure and definition of your face. Ideally speaking your nose should be proportionate to the rest of your face, but that’s not always the case.

Some people aren’t born with noses that fit symmetrically to the rest of their face. There are also those who may have experienced a traumatic injury, causing their nose to look deformed. Fortunately, those who have issues with the way their noses look have a way to fix the problem. Through a surgical procedure known as a rhinoplasty, the problems you have with your nose can be fixed!

Good Candidates for the Rhinoplasty Surgery

Anyone who is unhappy with the shape of their nose and often feel embarrassed or insecure should consider getting a rhinoplasty. Good candidates for the surgery are those who are in good general health and have realistic expectations. If you are considering it, you should make sure to talk to a trained medical professional before undergoing this procedure.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are mainly two types of rhinoplasty. There’s the endoscopic technique and the open technique. The endoscopic technique generates less post-surgical marks and has less downtime. The open technique gives the doctor more freedom to make corrections, but it can cause longer downtime after the surgery is over.

To make a wider nose thinner, the nasal bone which forms a pyramid is divided into smaller pieces that are movable. An osteotomy narrows the bridge to a specified degree. Even nose tips for people having bulbous tips can be corrected with a rhinoplasty.

If you have a thin nose and are not happy with the way it looks, you can consider getting it widened. A dorsal bump or hump is the main cause of thin nose. In order to give your nose a wider appearance, your surgeon will loosen up your dorsal bump.

Your needs and goals will be discussed well before the surgery. Your doctor will take your overall facial structure into account when developing a surgical plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Getting Ready For Rhinoplasty

The whole process begins with a consultation. During this time, your doctor will ask you about your medical history. It’s important that you’re completely honest when giving this information as it can make a big difference in the outcome of your surgery.

He will then assess your facial features and develop a surgical plan. You should have realistic expectations before undergoing a surgery like this one.


After the completion of the surgery, a nasal splint will be put on your nose to provide protection to the stitches and support to the treatment area. The splint typically stays for a week or so. Your doctor will provide you with after-care instructions that you will need to follow to ensure proper healing and a speedy recovery.

Contact Parker Plastic Surgery

A rhinoplasty can help improve deficiencies in your nose for a more aesthetically pleasing facial structure. The changes to the nose’s structure can also help improve functional problems that cause difficulties breathing. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact Parker Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today.