The anatomy of the nose represents one of the most balanced areas of the human body. The inner spaces of the nose serve to warm and deliver precious oxygen to our lungs – obviously a vital function. But the nose is also placed strategically in the middle of our face for the entire world to see. When addressing cosmetic and functional deformities of the nose, Dr. Pacella believes in a simple concept: all rhinoplasties should be performed with balance , reshaping the nose to an aesthetic contour while preserving the natural architecture to optimize airflow.
Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nose by reshaping the length and prominence of the bridge. In addition, the tip of the nose can be refined to reduce its projection or set it back into a more natural position. The nostril tissue can also be reconfigured to rebalance the underside of the nose. If you suffer from a deviated septum and breathing is impaired, a septoplasty can be utilized to restore airflow. In addition, the fleshy internal sections of the nose can also be reduced (i.e. turbinectomy) to recreate airflow space inside the nasal passages.
– Septo-rhinoplasty patient
The chin can also be an important component of maintaining nasal and facial balance. If you have a very prominent nose and your chin appears receded, a chin implant can be performed in conjunction with the rhinoplasty to rebalance your profile.
Rhinoplasty is safely performed as an outpatient procedure and can take 2 to 4 hours depending on the extent of the procedure. Recovery is typically 2 to 3 weeks with most patients returning to light exercise at that time. During your extensive consultation and preoperative appointment with Dr. Pacella, a series of photographs will be taken and utilized to create a precise and tailored plan for reshaping your nasal appearance.