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Are You Unhappy With Your Nose?

Posted September 20, 2019 in Rhinoplasty Procedure

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Dissatisfaction with your nose can come from many different avenues.


For some people, humps, bumps, irregular nasal tips, and/or flared nostrils are the cause of aesthetic concern; for others, trauma or nasal deformities bring forward functional problems.


Having a rhinoplasty means having a surgical nose job that manipulates the bone and cartilage to achieve an improved aesthetic with the highest level of function.


Rhinoplasty achieves this by augmenting or reducing the size of the nose, depending on the needs of the patient.


If you would rather avoid anesthesia or incisions, a non-surgical nose job can also alter the nose by augmenting it with dermal fillers or fat grafting.


Dr. Grotting and Dr. Cohn perform rhinoplasty at their Birmingham, Alabama, practice.

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Nasal Reduction

Many people who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose attribute their dissatisfaction to a large nasal size.


These people may have undesirable humps, bumps, elongated tips, wide bridges, or flared nostrils—concerns that require a reduction in the nasal frame.


Reduction rhinoplasty uses specialized tools to gently shave down or remove the bone and cartilage that is contributing to the excess size.


Reducing the nasal profile can improve confidence and restore facial symmetry.

Nasal Augmentation

Not everyone is dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose because it is nose too large.


Some patients feel as though their nose is too small for their face, drawing unwanted attention.


Patients dissatisfied with their smaller nose, flatter bridge, or “button” nose can augment their nasal structure with surgical or non-surgical rhinoplasty.


Surgical rhinoplasty uses nasal grafts to increase the size and definition of the bridge or tip of the nose. These cartilage grafts are typically taken from the nasal septum or the ear and moved to the desired area of the nose.


Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses hyaluronic acid fillers to add volume and shape to the nose.


Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, this technique does not provide lifelong results, as the body absorbs the filler over several months. But it can still allow for noticeable and desirable correction.


Functionality Concerns

Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery; however, not every procedure is performed for aesthetics.


Septoplasty is a type of nose surgery that corrects a deviated septum.


The septum is the piece of cartilage that divides the nostrils. Trauma or birth defects can cause the septum to be crooked and misaligned.


When this occurs, the septum has deviated from its normal position, which can lead to breathing problems, sleep problems, headaches, nosebleeds, and sinus infections.


Septoplasty realigns the septum allowing even airflow between the nostrils. Easing and enhancing breathing.


Other mild functional problems, not caused by the septum, can also be addressed solely through a rhinoplasty.

Revision Rhinoplasty

While rhinoplasty is safe and reliable, there are risks.


Rhinoplasty is a complicated surgical procedure, and there is a chance of a bad nose job even if the rhinoplasty surgeon did everything right.


Your rhinoplasty recovery plays a significant role in your outcome, and complications during the healing stages of your nose can alter aesthetic results.


The possibility of revision rhinoplasty is a risk that you must accept before your initial procedure.


While revision rhinoplasty is rare, it is one of the most common cosmetic surgery revisions. The techniques used during your revision will depend on the issue at hand.

Have More Questions?

If you are unhappy with the appearance or functionality of your nose, contact Grotting and Cohn Plastic Surgery by calling (205) 930-1600 or by filling out our online contact form.


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