What is Rhinoplasty?

“Rhinoplasty” is a surgical procedure used to reshape, contour and adjust the proportions of the nose. Most people have nose surgery to straighten the bridge of the nose, reduce a bump on the bridge of the nose, alter the size or shape of the tip, or narrow the base of the nose or nostrils.

There may also be medical reasons for nose surgery, especially for those with breathing difficulties due to blocked nasal passages (deviated septum). The nose surgery procedure used to reshape the nose can vastly improve breathing. Surgeons work inside the nose and nostrils, separating the outer skin from the underlying bone and cartilage. The nose is then contoured to a more desirable shape.

What sets Dr. Man apart is the technique he uses throughout the procedure and after it. The first major distinction is the high level of accuracy achieved by years of extensive experience along with proprietary procedures developed by Dr. Man that allow for the minimization of bruising and swelling.

The rhinoplasty procedure takes roughly two and a half hours, but may be longer if more extensive reconstruction is required. The surgery is performed in our office under general anesthesia. After nose surgery, a tape (acting much like a splint) is worn for seven days. Nose surgery is the most common procedure performed on teenagers. It can also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries.