Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries of our time. Many times combined to correct breathing or other functional problems. There are several reasons why patients visit Dr. Costanzo’s Thousand Oaks plastic surgery practice for a rhinoplasty consultation. Many Thousand Oaks patients who seek out Dr. Costanzo’s skilled and artful touch are interested in natural looking results. So they often ask, “Will getting rhinoplasty drastically change my face?”
Before you can understand just how dramatically rhinoplasty may or may not change your face, it’s important to understand the procedure and the various reasons that it is performed. In his Thousand Oaks practice, Dr. Costanzo is often asked by his patients to perform septoplasty to fix a variety of functional problems, many of which will not cause aesthetic changes to your face.
One of the most common reasons for septoplasty, is to correct a deviated septum. This medical condition occurs when the nasal septum, which is the bone and cartilage that separates the two sides of the nose, is crooked or misaligned, often causing breathing issues, sinus infections, nosebleeds, facial pain, headaches and snoring. Another reason for septoplasty with a rhinoplasty is to remove nasal polyps that occur in the interior “shelves” of the nose. Still, other Thousand Oaks patients see Dr. Costanzo for reconstructive rhinoplasty to reset a broken or otherwise injured nose.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is also performed to provide a more balanced look to your face and more overall appealing aesthetic appearance. Cosmetic rhinoplasty – whether it is performed alone or alongside a functional purpose – can correct nasal problem areas including crookedness, bumps, a wide or long nasal bridge, to round out a nasal tip to a more natural looking appearance or to even out uneven nostrils.
Your Rhinoplasty Results All Depend on Your Individualized Treatment Plan
When you work with Thousand Oaks’ Dr. Costanzo for rhinoplasty, he will perform a full facial evaluation, listen to your complaints and desires and compose an individualized treatment plan made especially for you. No two noses are exactly alike, and in that same vein, no two rhinoplasty procedures are alike, either. In fact, your final results will never look like another patient’s nose, because your nasal anatomy is unique and one of a kind.
Making a Decision on Your Nose’s New Look
To make a decision on your nose’s new look, and decide whether or not you want “drastic” looking results, you need to think carefully and thoroughly. If you have a wide, crooked nose with nasal humps that have always embarrassed you, it’s possible that you may want and be emotionally prepared for a dramatic transformation. But, if you only have minor problem areas and complaints, as do most of Dr. Costanzo’s patients, it’s highly likely that small tweaks to your nose’s appearance will finally give you a nose that you love.
To make this decision, it’s best to consult with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Costanzo. To schedule a free consultation with him today, call his Thousand Oaks offices at (805) 373-9919.