Bay Area rhinoplasty – Is it for you?

If you have always felt self-conscious about the shape or size of your nose, and wish you could change its appearance, then a rhinoplasty may be just what you need to boost your confidence.  California ranks among the top 10 cities for plastic surgery in the United States, and in the Bay Area rhinoplasty is one of the procedures that is in demand.

Rhinoplasty is also referred to as a ‘nose job’ or nose surgery, and involves the reshaping and sculpting of the nose. It can be done in order to resize the nose, making it smaller or larger, or to change the angle of it.

Why Rhinoplasty is done: We’ve already mentioned the fact that some individuals in the Bay area opt for rhinoplasty because of its aesthetic appeal. They undergo the procedure to reshape their nose, and to get rid of a feature that they think is a flaw. For example, some people don’t like the fact that their nose has a hump, and opt to have it changed with rhinoplasty.

But there are other reasons for undergoing the procedure, such as to correct breathing problems, or a genetic malformation. There are cases in which rhinoplasty is done to remove a nasal blockage. Very often obstruction of the airways occurs, because there is a structural defect in the nose that results in difficulty breathing, or nasal congestion.

The Procedure  

Before deciding to undergo rhinoplasty, it is important that patients consult with their plastic surgeon about the look they want to achieve. During surgery, the surgeon will reshape the nose based on these preferences. This may require either augmenting the nose with an implant, or removing and sculpting the bone and tissue.

In the Bay area rhinoplasty can be performed at the plastic surgeon’s office. There are some possible side-effects associated with the procedure including swelling, numbness, or bruising on the nose, as well as on the area around it. However, these symptoms generally clear in a few days.