One of the most common of all cosmetic procedures, Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) can correct both front and side views of the nose to complement other facial features, and provide a balance of proportions. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct breathing problems caused by narrow or partially obstructed nostrils.
Rhinoplasty can be performed under a general or local anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made on the rim of the nose. Soft tissues of the nose are then separated from the underlying structures, and the cartilage and bone causing the deformity are reshaped. Rhinoplasty should generally be delayed until after age 13 for girls, and 15 for boys. By this time, the nose is 90% of its adult size. In adults, the aging process frequently results in your nose becoming longer and droops more as the skin loses its elasticity. Elevation of the nasal tip may give the patient a younger look.