Many people think that rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery performed on the nose solely for cosmetic reasons; specifically, to enhance the appearance of the nasal structure and the overall harmony of the facial features. However, this surgery can be customized to do much more. For instance, in addition to improving the shape and proportions of the nose, a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel Greenwald in Tampa, Florida, can also perform rhinoplasty to address a medical condition, such as a deviated symptom or nasal blockage that is causing breathing problems, excessive snoring, sleep apnea, or chronic sinus infections.

If you’re considering plastic surgery for your nose to address any of these issues, you can discuss your concerns with Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL. At that time, Dr. Greenwald can provide you with individualized advice and guidance, evaluate your health, confirm that your goals can be achieved with rhinoplasty, and if so, recommend the best surgical approach for you. While you are with Dr. Greenwald, you can also review his extensive portfolio of before and after images to learn more about what can and cannot be accomplished with rhinoplasty. As Dr. Greenwald can explain more fully, even a very slight change in your nasal structure can have a dramatic effect on its appearance or function.

In general, you may be a good candidate for plastic surgery performed on your nose if you:

  • Have realistic expectations about the potential outcome
  • Are well-adjusted with a positive outlook
  • Do not smoke
  • Are in generally good health
  • Are physically and emotionally prepared to have surgery

When thinking about rhinoplasty, one important factor that some people neglect to consider is how the resulting change in nasal structure could affect the rest of the face. For instance, if the width of the nose is narrowed through plastic surgery, the lips may seem thinner in contrast, or the lines in the face may appear to be more pronounced. When discussing the anticipated results of your procedure, Dr. Greenwald will take factors like these into account. If appropriate, he may suggest an additional plastic surgery procedure, such as lip augmentation or the placement of dermal fillers, to help balance out your facial features.

If you’d like to discuss plastic surgery for your nose with Dr. Greenwald, you can contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at his office in Tampa, FL.