Posted by Ryan on Monday, 18 January 2016 in Upper Face
In American English, we have so many expressions that use the human nose as their object. Follow your nose. That girl is nothing but a nosy gossip queen. He cut off his nose to spite his face. I nosed my car out into the intersection. She won the race by a nose. Can’t see past the end of your nose. It’s no wonder that so many people look in the mirror with concern for the appearance of their noses. Dr. Ryan Mitchell at Contours and Curves can help.
Rhinoplasty is typically a simple 1-2 hour outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. It can be performed to make alterations to the size and shape of one’s note, smooth out bumps in the bone and cartilage that form the bridge of the nose and septum. It can also correct cosmetic and structural defects from birth, injury and age.
Depending on the type of cosmetic defect a patient wishes to address, the surgery may be an open or closed surgical technique. Both techniques have been practiced and evolving since as early as 500 B.C. in both Western and Asian Medicine, and thus, are well studied and considered safe.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits, some patients experience improved nasal breathing, correction of a deviated septum or blocked airway. Correction of a deviated septum could alleviate problems with sleep apnea. On occasion, Dr. Mitchell may partner with a patient’s ENT surgeon to ensure cosmetic appearances are preserved while tackling more extensive functional problems involving the nose and sinuses.Outpatient Options for Facelifts Cosmetic Procedures Growing among Empty Nesters