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Corrective Rhinoplasty Procedures | Los Angeles

The three basic procedures that involve alteration of the nose are: rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and tiplasty.

Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose to augment, shorten, elongate, thin, straighten, or otherwise balance the overall impression of the face. Patients who seek nasal surgery for more cosmetic reasons often elect rhinoplasty, which includes alteration of the nasal bone and cartilage.

Septoplasty is surgery of the nose that restores or improves its functionality in terms of breathing more easily. This procedure corrects a deviated nasal septum as mentioned earlier.

Tiplasty is surgery of the cartilage of the nasal tip. Patients elect this procedure to refine and define the tip of the nose.

Because rhinoplasty refers to the overall reconstruction of the nose, it may also include straightening of the nose, refinement of the nasal tip, narrowing of the nose width, or reduction of the "nasal hump," as a combined surgery.

Six Common Problems for Primary Rhinoplasty:

Bulbous Tip: Wide Nasal Bones: Droopy Tip:
Reason for rhinoplasty - Bulbous Tip Reason for rhinoplasty - Wide Nasal Bones Reason for rhinoplasty - Droopy Tip
Hump: Elongated Nose: Deviated Septum:
Reason for nose surgery - dorsal hump Reason for nose surgery - elongated nose Reason for nose surgery - deviated septum
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