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Nose Surgery Candidates

woman sideIf you are considering rhinoplasty, Dr. Newman can determine whether you will make a good candidate during your initial consultation. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation, nose surgery is routinely performed on healthy men and women of nearly all ages; however, younger individuals may need to delay treatment until the face has finished growing, typically by the age of 15. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will generally have to accompany you to the consultation, and Dr. Newman will encourage you and your family member to discuss your reasons for wanting the procedure.

During your initial consultation, you will receive a thorough examination by Dr. Newman, which will typically include an analysis of your nose size and its shape, the inner nasal structure, the condition of the skin, and your overall facial proportions. You should feel comfortable asking questions, voicing any concerns, and discussing your aesthetic goals during this meeting, which will help Dr. Newman determine your candidacy.

Common Aesthetic Concerns

People with the following concerns can usually benefit from a nose job:

  • A disproportionately large nose
  • A wide nose
  • A bump or indentation along the edge of the nose
  • A bulbous nasal tip
  • A nasal tip that droops
  • Flared nostrils
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Impaired breathing from an obstruction in the nose

Wide Bridge/Hump

A wide bridge or significant hump is one of the most common reasons for a patient to elect to undergo a nose job at The Aesthetic Surgery Center of Connecticut. A nose job for a wide bridge can be performed for cosmetic purposes or to repair the internal structure of the bridge and make breathing easier. This type of nose job can take from one to two hours to complete, depending on your specific circumstances.

If you have a hump on the bridge of your nose, Dr. Newman will use a special tool to reduce the size of the hump. To correct a wide bridge, Dr. Newman will fracture the bones and, in some cases, remove excess cartilage. He will then move the bones together, creating a narrower bridge and a more refined appearance.

Wide Nostrils

The flair or width of the nostrils is another common concern among patients who undergo nose job procedures. Dr. Newman can create a narrower nose by changing the way the skin lies at the bottom of the nose. In a procedure known as “minimizing wedges”, aka alar base resections, Dr. Newman removes small wedges of skin from the base of the nostrils, where they meet the cheeks. Dr. Newman then carefully closes the trimmed area with fine sutures, eliminating the risk of visible scars. With the nostrils positioned closer together, the flare of the nostrils is reduced, the tip appears more refined, and the entire nose appears more slender.

Enlarged Tip

In addition to seeking a remedy for a wide bridge, hump, or flaring nostrils, a patient can choose to have a nose job to correct a boxy or bulbous tip. Many of our patients feel that the tips of their noses are too large, project too far forward, or hang down too far. This issue is relatively simple to fix by trimming the cartilage in the tip and reshaping it. Additionally, trimming the septum, or the thin partition between the nostrils, can improve the angle of the nose to the upper lip, eliminating the “hooked” quality that some noses possess.

Correct Breathing Difficulties

Turbinectomy is sometimes recommended to open the nasal air passages. The procedure reduces the projections of the turbinate – internal structures that warm and add moisture to the air flowing through the nose.

Septoplasty is often a solution for a septum that has deviated to block the air passages. For more information about this type of nose job procedure please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Center.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Rhinoplasty requires greater precision and experience than perhaps any other cosmetic surgery procedure. Make sure you choose the best surgeon for your nose job procedure. Please contact our office in Fairfield County, or complete a rhinoplasty evaluation online to find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Newman.

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