Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure. Commonly known as a "nose job," rhinoplasty improves the nose's size, shape, and symmetry to bring it into ideal alignment.
With rhinoplasty, Dr. George Chatson can address:
- Bumps or divots on the bridge of the nose
- Upturned or downturned nasal tip
- Nose width
- Crooked nose presentation
- Nostril shape and size
Rhinoplasty can help improve breathing in some cases. However, when a septal deviation is the root cause of breathing difficulties, rhinoplasty alone may not be enough to address the issue.
Septoplasty is not a cosmetic procedure. During a septoplasty, the septum is repositioned into the center of the nose. To accomplish this, the septum may be broken and reset, or portions may need to be removed to allow it to be rebuilt.
Septoplasty is a functional surgery designed to improve breathing and treat issues such as chronic sinusitis. When these issues are present in addition to cosmetic concerns, a combination of procedures, known as septorhinoplasty, may be appropriate. The best way to learn if this is the right option for your specific needs is through a one-on-one consultation and evaluation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chatson.
If your septal deviation is minimal, rhinoplasty may be enough to correct the issue. However, breathing difficulties caused by septal deviation are typically more pronounced, requiring a different procedure to correct. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chatson will carefully evaluate the structure of your nose, including your septum, to help you determine if cosmetic nose surgery, a functional procedure, or some combination thereof will be needed to produce the desired results.
Here for Your Needs
Dr. Chatson is an award-winning plastic surgeon with decades of experience helping men and women achieve natural-looking and pleasing rhinoplasty results. With the meticulous attention of a highly skilled artist, Dr. Chatson takes every care to bring facial features into optimal alignment, working to create permanent restructuring that enhances every aspect of the face.
Because each patient has unique needs, it is impossible to tell what will benefit you most without an in-person consultation. Call our North Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office at 603-882-2103 to schedule yours today.