Rhinoplasty, commonly called nose surgery, is a surgical alteration of the nose to improve its function or to change its appearance. Dr. Gary Price, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Connecticut, performs nose surgery to enhance facial features, repair a nose that has been deformed by trauma, and correct impaired breathing due to structural problems in the nose.
Request a consultation online or call us at 203-453-6635 to learn more about rhinoplasty.
Cosmetic Nose Surgery
Cosmetic nose surgery is a facial surgery that changes the outward features of the nose. The procedure can change many aspects of the nose including:
- Decreasing the size of the nose and its parts
- Sculpting the shape of the tip or the bridge
- Reshaping the nostrils
Since there is no one perfect shape, New Haven rhinoplasty patients can change the appearance of the nose to better suit their facial structure. Normal activities can usually be resumed 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery.
Septal Surgery for Breathing Problems
The nasal septum separates the nasal passages in the nose. The septum is made out of cartilage and thin bone. Due to birth defects or injury, some people have a deviated septum which can impair breathing. Dr. Price corrects a deviated septum by trimming and straightening the cartilage. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia and usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Incisions are made within the nose so there is no outward scarring.
In addition to the cosmetic and medicinal applications of rhinoplasty, there is a reconstructive aspect as well. When the nose is broken, it doesn't always heal back in the same shape. Post-traumatic rhinoplasty can help restore the face to its former appearance before the injury.
Your Next Step
Are you ready to find out more about nose surgery? Request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Price or call his office in Guilford at 203-453-6635. His office is convenient to patients from New Haven and other communities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and is 90 minutes from New York.