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A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct and reconstruct your nose to improve its appearance and functions. Rhinoplasty can be used to correct congenital defects as well as resolve physical trauma to the nose, a respiratory impediment, or repair a failed previously conducted rhinoplasty.

This procedure improves the shape and appearance of your nose and also helps resolve breathing issues arising from sinus conditions or a deviated septum.

How Can Rhinoplasty Make You Look Better?

Many people are very self-conscious of their appearance, especially their noses. This makes rhinoplasty one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed every year. People who are unhappy with the way their noses look often consider undergoing this procedure to improve their appearance.

With rhinoplasty, they can change the size and shape of their noses as well as improve the contours and angle in relation to their upper lips. The tip of the nose can be changed, and other defects or indentations can also be corrected.

Once you’ve undergone a rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll notice how much of a role your nose plays in your overall appearance. People make their noses smaller or larger depending on what they want. This can help you look much younger.

What Can Rhinoplasty Correct?

A rhinoplasty can be used to correct:

Why Are Cartilage Grafts Used in Rhinoplasty?

A graft is described as tissue removed from your body to be used in a different part of your body to help repair or fix a certain condition. In a rhinoplasty procedure, the grafts involved are cartilaginous or bone which are used to repair or improve the shape and structure of the nose. In some cases, synthetic materials are used as implants.

Cartilage is used in a rhinoplasty procedure because it can be carved into specific shapes and sizes that is necessary for the procedure. Once the desired shape is achieved, it is inserted into the nasal area to help reinforce weakened tissue or even replace them.

Cartilage grafts are often used to fix physical trauma to the nose that has been caused by an accident or a congenital defect. These grafts are often harvested from the ear, rib, or even the septum.

Cartilage grafts can also be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose such as a flattened bridge. It can help refine the features of the nose and give it better shape and structure. This procedure is an excellent choice because it minimizes side effects and the chances of rejection by the body.

Rhinoplasty is often conducted as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. People who have had grafts implanted will need to take care of their newly structured noses very carefully. Follow all instructions given by your doctor and reach out to them in case of persistent pain or swelling.

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To find out more about a rhinoplasty pocedure and the wonderful benefits it can provide, contact us today to schedule your consultation. During your consultation Dr. Stephen Herring, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will assess your needs and develop a plan to help you obatin the looks you desire.