The Purpose of  Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping is done either for cosmetic reasons or for therapeutic reasons, or for both: Denver rhinoplasty finder can correct ungraceful features of a nose, and it can also improve breathing which has been impaired by such problems as a deviated septum. (The nasal septum is the wall of bone and cartilage which divides the nose into left and right nostrils. A deviated septum is a septum which has been moved to one or the other side of the nose).

Aesthetically speaking, the nose is the most important feature of anyone’s face, since even the slightest asymmetries in that feature are instantly noticeable. The purpose of a rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty, is to remove those asymmetries so that the person’s other, more aesthetically pleasing facial features can be made more noticeable. Since a rhinoplasty can worsen as well as improve breathing, it is imperative that the patient find a surgeon who has been deeply trained in facial cosmetic procedures and thoroughly understands all the intricacies of nasal anatomy.


The Rhinoplasty Evaluation and Procedure

When evaluating the nose from an aesthetic point of view, the surgeon must take into consideration the overall size and shape of the face, of the lips, and of the chin. At the same time he must also assess all the structures inside the nose that can have an effect on breathing. In addition to reshaping the nose he will also correct any internal abnormalities, such as a deviated septum so that breathing can become optimal. (The procedure for correcting a deviated septum, that is for straightening the nasal septum and balancing the size of the two nasal cavities, is called a septoplasty).

The procedure can be accomplished by means of various approaches. Most or all of the incisions will be made inside the nose so as to hide them. And then the bone and cartilage of the nose will be restructured and reshaped to the optimum length, symmetry and profile for harmony with the lips and the chin. The length of the procedure can range from about one to three hours, depending on exactly what has to be done.


Rhinoplasty Recovery 

Most patients will recover from a rhinoplasty (including a septoplasty) very quickly; they will be back to work within at most five days after surgery. Within seven days after the surgery the small protective splint which was placed over the nose at the end of the surgery will be removed. None of the sutures will have to be removed, since in the end all sutures will dissolve on their own. Denver Rhinoplasty is her to serve you…call today.






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