Plastic surgery has progressed a lot in the last decade. There are now procedures that can target almost any area of the face, so you can look however you want. If you have gone through a major trauma, you can find reconstructive surgery for many areas of the face as well. Rhinoplasty is one of the many procedures that we offer at SDMD that can serve as either a cosmetic surgery or a functional one. So whether you are looking to improve your profile, breathe a little easier, or correct an improperly healed broken nose, here is what rhinoplasty can do for you.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty has a fairly simple meaning. “Rhino” means “nose” and “plasty” means “to shape,” which is why this procedure is also known as a nose job or a nose shaping surgery. Dr. Steven Dayan is able to take almost any part of your nose and adjust it to your specifications. This procedure is as much science as it is art, because it takes a skilled eye as well as a skilled hand in order to create a nose that will fit well with the rest of your face.
This procedure can be done for cosmetic purposes. If you don’t like the way your nose is shaped, simply tell Dr. Dayan what you would like instead. If the bridge is too high, or the tip of your nose is too big, we can correct that. He can also change the way your nostrils are shaped, among other things.
Sometimes people are born with slight defects in the way their nose is shaped. This can cause a variety of issues, which includes problems with their breathing. If you were born with a nose that doesn’t function properly, Dr. Dayan can correct this through functional rhinoplasty.
Who Is a Candidate?
Regardless of your reason for seeking out this procedure, virtually anyone makes a good candidate. You should be in good health and preferably a non-smoker, as smoking inhibits the healing process. Like any surgery, rhinoplasty takes some time to recover from, so you will need to be able to take time off of work or school. Any other qualifying factors can be discussed with you at your personalized consultation with Dr. Dayan.
The nose is the most prominent feature on your face. If there is something wrong with it, aesthetically or functionally, that can be a major issue. That’s why we offer rhinoplasty at SDMD in Chicago. We want to ensure that you love your nose as much as you love the rest of your face. Talk with our educated staff about combining a nose job with other plastic surgery procedures so you can achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!