As plastic surgeons we have a number of ways that we can help patients who have concerns about the appearance of their nose. First, it is important to recognize that every person’s nose is unique and that the goals of your surgery may include any combination of what we will discuss, or other less common concerns. So let’s get started!
Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure we offer at Ford Plastic Surgery in Toronto. I’d love to meet with you to discuss your options for improving the appearance of your nose. Please request a consultation or call (416) 925-7337 today.
Common Nose Problems That Rhinoplasty Addresses
We can think about nasal concerns in two broad categories based on how they affect the way your face is seen: frontal view issues, and profile issues.
Frontal View Issues
Let’s start with frontal view issues. Think of these as things you may notice when you look at yourself straight on in the mirror. One of the most common concerns in this area is a deviation of the nose toward one side of the face (a crooked nose) — this may be caused by asymmetries of the bone, cartilage, or nasal septum or some combination of these.
Another common concern that patients have from the front is the shape of the tip of their nose. You may feel that the tip is too large, too boxy, or that it plunges downward.
Profile View Issues
Ok, so we’ve talked about what you may notice in your nose from the front, but what about your profile? These issues may bother you more when you see yourself at an angle in photographs.
Most commonly, people with concerns about the profile of their nose come in to my Toronto plastic surgery practice looking to address a prominent bump on their nose or what is called a “dorsal hump.”
Moving down the nose, people are often unhappy with the position or “rotation” of the tip of their nose.
Another concern that patients who are unhappy with their facial profile sometimes have is their chin may be too small for their face. I often combine a chin augmentation with a rhinoplasty to achieve overall facial balance.
Surgical Treatment for the Nose
Now that we have talked about many of the most common concerns patients have, it is important to know that we have ways to address each of these concerns surgically. It all starts with a consultation where you can be assessed and have a surgical plan made specific to your nose.