Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a ‘nose job,’ refers to a surgical procedure to modify the shape or function of the nose. It’s one of the most common types of plastic surgery and is performed for a variety of reasons, some functional, some aesthetic.
Functional (medical) rhinoplasty
A functional rhinoplasty is performed to correct structural issues of the nose such as a deviated septum, nasal collapse, or other issue that may impair breathing in some way. By correcting these issues, day-to-day breathing problems and even sleep disturbances can be remedied.
An aesthetic rhinoplasty is commonly done to resize and reshape the appearance of the nose, ultimately resulting in an enhanced profile or contoured facial appearance. The outcome for many results in a boost in self-confidence. Rhinoplasty is an effective procedure to:
• Reduce the size of a disproportionate nose
• Straightening any bumps of the bridge of the nose
• Narrow the appearance of nostrils
• Reshape the top of the nose
The right expertise
Both general plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists commonly perform rhinoplasties. The plastic surgeon is trained in general surgery followed by a plastic surgery fellowship with facial plastics as part of their curriculum. The otolaryngologist is trained on all aspects of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), as well as head and neck surgery.
Because many undergoing a rhinoplasty for medical reasons may also consider having an aesthetic rhinoplasty done at the same time, finding a surgeon with just the right expertise is critically important. Oakdale ENT’s Dr. Casey Fisher has the expertise that is perfectly suited for functional + aesthetic rhinoplasties. He is double board-certified, having completed training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.
Take the first step
For those who wish to supplement their medical rhinoplasty by adding an aesthetic component, we encourage you to take the first step and schedule a consultation. You’ll discuss your goals and desired results, have any questions answered and concerns addressed.
Interested in learning more about more about how a rhinoplasty procedure may benefit you? To request a consultation, call our office at 763-233-5755 to schedule your appointment.