Most people with imperfect noses complain that their nose is “all they can see” when they look in the mirror. Overly large noses, those with “humps” or “beaks”, and noses that “have a ball on the tip” are the most common concerns. The nasal contour should blend with the rest of the face, and in most cases, should not be the “outstanding” feature. While men usually like a strong, straight nose, most women prefer delicacy and a slightly concave contour in profile.
A rhinoplasty can greatly improve the look of a nose, the breathing function, and the balance of the nose with the rest of the facial features. However, because the basic bone and cartilage structures will not be altered, it is not possible to “paste” a new, totally different nose onto your face. Some of the characteristics of your old nose will remain. You can expect improvement, but not perfection, with a rhinoplasty.
Generally I perform open rhinoplasties. There is a much greater opportunity for finesse and precision in a result when direct visualization of uneven cartilage or a bony hump is used. A minor correction, fat grafting for asymmetry, or skin resurfacing does not require an open technique.
If you have problems with your nose and would like to discuss them, please contact our Fort Collins cosmetic surgeon at the Plastic Surgical Associates in Fort Collins, Colorado today to set up your initial consultation.