Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedures. It can be performed for aesthetic and functional purposes (or both). Whether to bring the nose’s shape into harmony with the rest of the face or improve breathing, Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom tailors every rhinoplasty procedure for the individual patient’s concerns, needs and desired outcomes.
Rhinoplasty can be performed with either an “open” or “closed” approach. In a closed procedure, all incisions are hidden within the nose. An open procedure requires an incision at the base of the nose between the nostrils so Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom can visualize the nose’s internal structure. The rhinoplasty procedure can involve repositioning bones to straighten or narrow the nose and/or moving cartilage in order to “build up” certain areas. During your consultation with Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom, he will determine which approach and techniques are most appropriate for your individual case and fully involve you in the decision-making process.
Many patients come to Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom with photographs of noses they want, but it’s important to understand that as the central feature of the face, a nose that looks attractive on one person may not suit another. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create facial harmony, so all of the features of the face are balanced and in proportion. Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom also has extensive experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty, and ensures that a patient’s improved nose is appropriate for their facial structure.