Reshaping the Nose (Rhinoplasty)
The nose can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and serves a vital function (breathing) in addition to being a primary feature of the face. Therefore, any good rhinoplasty surgeon must possess an array of different techniques and skill sets to address the various cosmetic concerns related to the nose. Using exactly the same approach to every nose can result in that “done” look. It can also ignore ethnic, cultural, and personal differences of opinion on just what constitutes a beautiful nose.
Sometimes, when thinking about the nose and its outer appearance, we forget that it also plays an important role in the way we breathe. Changing the outer structure of the nose can also alter its function—and not always for the better. As a result, rhinoplasty (or the nose job) must achieve a pleasing shape without compromising airflow. In fact, there are many people who have rhinoplasty to not only improve the look of their noses, but to breathe better, too.
For these reasons, Dr. Jen Chow provides a variety of options for reshaping the nose. He offers both nonsurgical and surgical procedures, depending on your personal aesthetic goals. He will take the time to discuss your cosmetic concerns in great detail, and even offers digital imaging, when appropriate, in order to facilitate communication about just what sort of nose you would like to have.