Westlake Village patients who come in for rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, typically know exactly what they want from a plastic surgeon. In some cases, patients have requests that work well with other facial features. Other times, Westlake Village patients desire a change that is too dramatic and simply will not give them the best overall balance of their features. As a plastic surgeon dedicated to helping you make the right choice for your rhinoplasty, Dr. Costanzo will sit down with you to review what can be corrected while keeping your nose looking natural and harmonious with the rest of your face.
Rhinoplasty to Change Features You Don’t Like
An elongated nose, prominent bump, boxy tip or wide nostrils can cause you to be self-conscious about your nose. Rhinoplasty will give you confidence in your appearance by:
- Straightening the bridge
- Shaping or lifting a droopy tip
- Removing unwanted bumps or width
- Narrowing nostrils
During a consultation, Dr. Costanzo will discuss features on your nose that you want to change. Many Westlake Village patients come in uncertain about what to change to get the nose they want. Your initial visit to Dr. Costanzo is a conversation that gives him the details he needs to give you guidance and develop a treatment plan for results that you want.
Grafting to Reshape Your Nose
Your nose is made up of cartilage and that supports tissue and skin. This is what gives your nose its shape and structure. You can change the shape by removing or adding cartilage with a graft. If you need a graft, Dr. Costanzo will discuss the best donor site from these locations:
- Septal cartilage as a way to lift and hold the tip of your nose up.
- Ear cartilage to reduce the height or fill in the shape of your new nose.
- Rib cartilage or bone graft to rebuild the bridge of your nose after trauma.
Before your procedure, Dr. Costanzo will review exactly what is required for him to create a new nose that you’re happy with.
Correcting a Deviated Septum
Your nasal septum separates the right side of your nose from the left. About 80% of Americans have a nasal septum that favors one side. Most cases do not require surgery, but in some cases a deviated septum can cause breathing trouble and require surgical correction.
Dr. Costanzo can reposition your new nose so that it is centered and you breathe better. Although septoplasty, surgery to correct your deviated septum, only corrects your deviated septum, you can combine the procedure with rhinoplasty to improve your breathing as well the appearance of your nose.
Finding an Experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr. Costanzo is a board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon with nearly thirty years of experience. He has performed surgery on thousands of happy patients and has a perfect safety record for all surgeries. Dr. Costanzo values your results and safety by listening to your needs and giving you all the information to make the decision that’s right for you.
To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Costanzo, call our office at 805-373-9919.