Men and women who come to Seattle Washington for rhinoplasty or nasal contouring surgery each have their own reasons for wanting to enhance their nose or facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery – nasal contouring is a plastic surgery procedure to reshape the nose. In most cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, function follows form and reshaping the nose may affect breathing as well as the tone of speech. The nose consists of several subunits and rhinoplasty surgery or nasal contouring may include shaping the bones, cartilage and overlying soft tissues.
Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed by a variety of methods and there is no one method which is best for all patients. In most cosmetic surgery practices, the patient will make the decision regarding rhinoplasty surgery based upon their personal goals and expectations as well as their anatomy. Like everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages for each option and every patient has different opinions and desires so you are encouraged to discuss the various options with your plastic surgeon at length to find out which option is best for them. Your local plastic surgeon will review a few common aspects of rhinoplasty or nose surgery and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.