Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job”, is surgery done on the nose to change its appearance or structure. Benefits of nose reshaping surgery include enhanced overall nasal appearance and shape, correction of curvature of the nose, enhanced nasal tip shape and projection, narrowing a nose that is too wide, and correction of structure or shape problems stemming from injury. When a nasal structural problem makes it difficult to breathe through the nose, rhinoplasty may also help you breathe easier. Often, people having rhinoplasty surgery may only want a subtle improvement so they feel more confident at work or in social situations. Regardless of the reason for rhinoplasty surgery, this common cosmetic procedure can dramatically enhance your appearance and bring aesthetic balance to your face.

Why Consider Rhinoplasty Surgery?

You should consider rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose. Does your nasal tip appear broad, flattened or bulbous? Does your nose curve to one side? Does your nose have a hump? Have you broken or injured your nose in a way that has adversely affected your appearance? If so, then rhinoplasty may be right for you.

Who Are The Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty?

Adults of all ages can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery. The best candidates are healthy, active men and women who have very specific concerns about their nose shape or structure. They have healthy, realistic expectations about what rhinoplasty surgery can accomplish and are committed and engaged in the pre-operative evaluation and the recovery process. At your office consultation, Dr. Gage will listen to your concerns, evaluate the shape and structure of your nose and discuss how rhinoplasty can help you achieve your desired result.

How Is Rhinoplasty Done?

Rhinoplasty is often done under general anesthesia, but can sometimes be done with local anesthesia and sedation, depending on the surgical goals and the complexity of the surgery. There are a variety of rhinoplasty procedures, ranging from small surgeries that focus on refining the nasal tip to larger procedures that involve reshaping the tip, the bone structure of the nose, and even the septum. Small incision techniques can be done for smaller procedures, while larger incisions are often required for more extensive nasal surgery. In almost all cases, the scars can be hidden so they are not obvious to other people. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Gage will outline an individualized treatment plan for you that will give you the best possible outcome with the smallest possible surgery and the speediest recovery.

Why Choose Dr. Gage For Your Rhinoplasty?

Choosing to have rhinoplasty surgery is a big decision. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your surgeon and to get the personalized attention you deserve. From your initial consultation to your final post-surgical visit, Dr. Gage is committed to listening to your concerns and providing you with highly personalized, attentive, exceptional care. In partnership with you, he makes it a priority to help you achieve your best possible result – a result you can be proud of.

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