You have your own reasons for wanting rhinoplasty and, like many Thousand Oaks patients, you probably want a nose similar to your favorite celebrity or a drastically smaller nose. While rhinoplasty can change some things about your nose, it is impossible to make a very large nose small. Chances are, this approach would throw off the balance of your face and leave you with results you did not like.
What Can Rhinoplasty Change?
Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery for your nose that can change the shape of your nose and reduce its size. While there is no way to naturally make a very large nose small, Dr. Costanzo can:
- Shape the tip of your nose.
- Reduce the hump of your nose.
- Narrow the width of your nose.
After coming up with a treatment plan with you, Dr. Costanzo will use his thirty years of plastic surgery expertise to craft a nose that harmonizes with the rest of your facial features.
Will Rhinoplasty Help My Breathing Problem?
A rhinoplasty deals strictly with reshaping your nose. However, if you have a deviated septum, then a septoplasty is performed to correct your breathing problems.
Though most people come in for shaping the nose, Dr. Costanzo often winds up performing both septoplasty and rhinoplasty in the same surgery. The result of this combined procedure is improved breathing and cosmetic appearance with less discomfort and healing time than two separate procedures.
Does Septoplasty Change the Appearance of My Nose?
About 80% of Americans have deviated septums. This itself is not a problem; the problem comes in when you have breathing trouble or chronic sinusitis. Most septoplasties only change the interior of your nose to help with breathing, but occasionally this can result in improving the external appearance of your nose.
Thousand Oaks patients who want more information about a nose job, should call the office at 805.373.9919.