Facial asymmetry, or an uneven facial appearance, is a common reason men and women seek rhinoplasty. According to multiple research studies, people perceive a symmetrical face as more attractive in men and women. A crooked, bumpy, too-large, or too-small nose can throw off the balance of your facial features and create an uneven appearance. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery) reshapes the nasal structures to provide a more symmetrical look.
Dr. Ary Krau takes a special interest in rhinoplasty and other facial plastic surgeries because he values how subtle changes to intricate facial structures can profoundly impact one’s appearance. He will customize your nose surgery to balance your facial features and increase your self-confidence and natural beauty.
Your nose is the central focal point of your face, and it’s crucial for facial symmetry. The nose’s angle, length, shape, width, and size must be proportionate to your face, eyes, cheeks, and lips. Rhinoplasty techniques make subtle changes that can drastically improve asymmetry and harmonize with other facial features. Dr. Krau takes an individualized approach to nose surgery and can preserve specific attributes linked to your heritage or ethnicity.
Addressing Nasal Abnormalities with Rhinoplasty
An abnormally shaped nose can cause cosmetic and functional problems. You may experience breathing difficulties from a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates (bony structures in the nose). Bumps on the bridge of your nose create a disproportionate side profile, and a long or short nose may seem out of place with your facial shape. Rhinoplasty corrects these irregularities for improved facial symmetry.
Rhinoplasty requires a detailed approach because minor tweaks can lead to significant facial changes. Make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with ample experience in facial plastic surgery, such as Dr. Krau. Dr. Krau may recommend an open or closed approach to your rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty creates an incision in the columella, separating the nostrils, and closed rhinoplasty makes the incision inside the nose. Dr. Krau gently raises the skin covering the nasal cartilage and bones and reshapes these structures. A large nose or bumps on the bridge are typically addressed by removing excess tissue and cartilage. Patients with small noses may need cartilage grafts to build up their nasal structure and facial proportions. Cartilage grafts are often taken from the septum or ear to add to a narrow or small nose.
If you have functional problems with your nose, Dr. Krau will straighten the septum and may reduce the turbinates to improve breathing and reduce chronic sinus problems. The skin is redraped over the reshaped nose.
You can expect swelling after the procedure that may last several weeks. Rhinoplasty results appear gradually as the tissues heal, revealing a more symmetrical facial appearance and balanced side profile.