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Your nose …is it too large, too small, too flat, too pointed? Is it crooked? Do you have trouble breathing from one or both sides of your nose?
If so, you are in good company. Many people feel their nose detracts from their whole face, taking away from the natural beauty of their eyes, hair or other facial features.
Rhinoplasty surgery in New York can change the shape of the whole nose or of just a small part, making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of the face. Dr. Miller is skilled in making these changes while preserving, or if need be enhancing, the function of the nose so that breathing is free and comfortable.
Careful and extensive preoperative discussions and planning will take place before your surgery. We will consider the prominence of your cheeks, your jawline, your skin thickness and quality, and the overall dimensions of your nose before advising you of how not only to achieve the changes you want, but also to achieve overall harmony of all your facial features. Dr. Miller can improve features in your current nose that detract from your overall facial aesthetics.
If your breathing is a problem, Dr. Miller will conduct a detailed examination and advise you as to how this can be improved with surgery. Sometimes, special tests to measure your degree of obstruction or to evaluate your sinuses may be required. If you suffer from sinus problems, these can be improved at the same time as nasal surgery.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, but not everyone is an appropriate candidate. As with any elective surgery, patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improvement. If you are in good health and looking to improve the shape of your nose, you may very well be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Some patients seek rhinoplasty to improve an inherited characteristic such as a bump on the nose or to address deformities or breathing complications related to a nasal fracture.
Some of the more common changes requested during rhinoplasty include the following:
The consultation is an excellent time to discuss the rhinoplasty surgery and whether or not it is right for you. Dr. Miller will examine and assess your nose and how it relates to your other facial features, as well as the thickness and quality of your skin. He will also review your medical history and overall health. All details of the procedure will be reviewed, including the available options and techniques, the facility, the anesthesia, the recovery, the risks and benefits, and the costs.
The consultation, at his New York office, is an excellent time to discuss your expectations and concerns for surgery and address any questions that you may have. Computer imaging may also be used to help give you an idea of the changes that can be made to your nose and what you can expect from surgery. Together, you and Dr. Miller can come up with a realistic goal for surgery.
Still have questions about rhinoplasty? Visit our Rhinoplasty FAQ page.