Find Out if Rhinoplasty is the Right Procedure for You
There are two different reasons to consider a rhinoplasty procedure: the first being for aesthetic purposes and the second for medical purposes. In order to make an accurate decision on which type of procedure you will undergo, a consultation with Dr. Brown is recommended.
Medically Necessary Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery is generally for people who need a correction to the structure of the nose for a medical reason. A common term is deviated septum, a condition in which the wall between the nostrils is crooked. This condition can cause a person to have difficulty breathing and can increase the likelihood of nosebleeds due to the drying effect of breathing.
In this case, Dr. Brown would correct the deviated septum and allow the patient to have easier, less labored breathing. In some cases, changes to the appearance of the nose will be made, but in most cases the inner structure will be the only part of the nose altered.
This procedure is less common and is done simply to change the appearance of the nose. This can be done by removing or adding cartilage and manipulating the nasal bone to achieve the desired result.
Both types of rhinoplasty procedures take 2-4 hours and can be performed as an outpatient surgery.