Many men and women are born with noses that do not ideally match their other facial features. Others, through trauma or aging, have noticed changes in the shape or size of their nose and no longer feel comfortable with its appearance.
No matter the reason for your dissatisfaction, rhinoplasty can be used to restore symmetry and provide balance between your nose and the rest of your face.
Candidacy Factors for Rhinoplasty
A common question about nose surgery concerns what the procedure addresses. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson can use rhinoplasty to change:
- Nose size
- Nose width
- Nose hump
- Nose slope
- Nose direction and position
- Nasal asymmetry
- Nasal tip shape and position
During your initial consultation with Dr. Chatson, all aspects of your nose will be considered. This includes nasal structures such as bone, cartilage, subcutaneous tissue, and skin, all of which can be modified to provide you with a pleasing and natural-looking nasal shape and size.
Each nose is unique and no single procedure is ideal for every patient. Dr. Chatson offers both open and closed rhinoplasty procedures, enabling him to tailor your procedure to meet your exact needs. Rhinoplasty is sometimes used to enhance the rejuvenation effects of a facelift.
With open rhinoplasty, an incision will be made on the skin between your nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty will require incisions only on the inside of your nostrils. The incisions best for your procedure will depend on the extent of surgical alterations necessary to help you achieve your desired look.
If incisions are made on the outside of the nose, some scarring may be present. These scars are usually very inconspicuous and will fade over time. When compared to the symmetry and beauty a perfectly sculpted nose can provide to your entire face, this is most often a small concern.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson can discuss your options with you and answer any questions about nose surgery you may have.
For rhinoplasty near Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, please call 978-528-1174, or complete the form on this page. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Chatson in Nashua, New Hampshire, please call 603-294-4189 or contact us online. We welcome patients from communities including Salem, Manchester, and more.