Rhinoplasty is a commonly performed procedure to reshape the nose. Rhinoplasty can improve both the cosmetic appearance and function of your nose.
The nose is made of cartilage and bone. The nasal bone, upper and lower lateral cartilages, nasal septum, and nasal spine contribute to the appearance, function, and support of your nose.
Dr. Isaacs considers the following to be the 3 most important topics to discuss during a rhinoplasty consultation:
- Anything specific you don’t like about your nose
- How well you breathe through your nose
- Your facial harmony
Some patients know how they would like their nose to look. Many, however, just know they are not happy with the appearance of their nose and ask for suggestions. Dr. Isaacs will take the time to understand your goals and give you a thorough and honest assessment.
Dr. Isaacs pays close attention to ensure that breathing through your nose either remains good or improves after surgery. If breathing is an issue before surgery, the right operation can be performed inside of the nose, such as a septoplasty or procedures on enlarged internal structures, so that you can have improved breathing through your nose after surgery. This is case dependent and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
Creating Facial Harmony
Dr. Isaacs welcomes patients bringing photo examples of noses they feel would achieve their goal. It is important to create and respect facial harmony by performing a rhinoplasty with the other facial parts in mind. Having a nose that fits the face is important. Facial volume, facial features such as a wider face or a more narrow face, skin quality, and even the height of a patient are factors that Dr. Isaacs considers when discussing rhinoplasty goals with his patients.