Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Do you wish your nose looked different? Does it not fit the way the rest of your face looks? 

You may be a good candidate for a cosmetic procedure called a rhinoplasty. Specialty Care Institute is proud to offer our patients this and other cosmetic procedures to help them look their best.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that refines the shape and size of your nose. During a rhinoplasty, a Specialty Care Institute facial plastic surgeon will reshape the bone and cartilage underneath your skin to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and improve breathing function. 

Reshaping and sculpting the bone and cartilage creates a nose that is more harmonious with the rest of your face.

Rhinoplasty is a highly complex and nuanced cosmetic procedure. When performed by a facial cosmetic plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, the results are natural-looking while complementing your unique facial anatomy. 

After a rhinoplasty, the ideal nose will retain essential features that make you you while enhancing the features you want to be highlighted.

What are the Differences Between Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasties?

Not all rhinoplasties are cosmetic procedures. Some are functional rhinoplasties. Cosmetic rhinoplasties focus on improving the aesthetic appearance of the nose.

They may refine their appearance by narrowing wide nostrils, reducing a dorsal hump, or reshaping the tip of a nose that’s elongated, drooping, or turned up. Refining these things helps to achieve balance and harmony in the face.

A functional rhinoplasty will improve nasal breathing and airflow. There may be structural changes like straightening a deviated septum or reconstructed collapsed nasal valve structures.

Functional rhinoplasties address medical issues, while cosmetic rhinoplasties are elective procedures that enhance beauty and patients in patients. However, it’s not uncommon for rhinoplasties to incorporate both functional and cosmetic improvements for optimal results.

What Can I Expect from My Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty can offer both physical and emotional benefits. Physically, these include:

  • Repairing nasal injuries or correcting congenital disabilities to improve function and aesthetic appeal
  • Opening the nasal airways to improve breathing
  • Refining the tip of the nose, reducing bumps, correcting asymmetric nostrils, and sculpting the nose to enhance facial balance

Socially, the benefits of a rhinoplasty include:

  • Renewed self-confidence by correcting a source of insecurity in your body
  • Reduced social anxiety and feelings of self-consciousness about the appearance of your nose
  • Having a more positive self-image by no longer feeling burdened due to the fixation on having a perfect nose

These are only some benefits you could experience by having a rhinoplasty at Specialty Care Institute!

A rhinoplasty’s goal is to provide:

  • A refined nose that retains your unique identity
  • Facial harmony that balances your eyes, nose, lips, and chin
  • Smooth nasal contours with supported structure and improved airflow
  • A nose that’s the ideal size and shape for your face

What is the Ideal Timing for Rhinoplasty?

If you’re considering a rhinoplasty at Specialty Care Institute, you may need help determining when to have one. There are a few options worth considering.

Teenagers Aged 16-18

If you’re a teenager considering a rhinoplasty, wait until you’re at least 16 years old. Having a rhinoplasty before this time may result in a nose that’s not fully developed.

Waiting until 16-18 is ideal to ensure an adolescent growth spurt is complete. By 16-18, the nose will reach its mature size and shape. You’re also more mature and will be more prepared for a surgical procedure like rhinoplasty, both emotionally and physically.

Young Adults in College

You may think about a rhinoplasty if you’re a young adult in college or your early twenties. A rhinoplasty can help you address any long-term concerns with your nose before significant life events like graduation, starting your career, or getting married. 

Getting a rhinoplasty at this age will give you plenty of time to enjoy the benefits of an improved appearance of your nose and face.

Later in Life, as an Adult

If you’ve always hated the way your nose looks, you may choose to undergo a rhinoplasty later in life to refine its appearance. No matter how old you are, rhinoplasty can boost your self-confidence. 

If you’ve always wanted to change the appearance of your nose, there’s no limit on when you can have a rhinoplasty as long as you’re healthy. There’s no reason to continue disliking the appearance of your nose. Getting a cosmetic rhinoplasty can help you feel more comfortable in your skin.

If you’re at least 16 years old and have finished puberty, any time is the right time for rhinoplasty, provided you’re physically and emotionally ready for the cosmetic procedure.

Nasal surgery is complex, and results can be unnatural when not performed by a specialist. The facial plastic surgeons at Specialty Care Institute are here to help you determine if and how a rhinoplasty could help you meet your aesthetic goals. 

They are all board-certified in facial plastic surgery and specialize in rhinoplasty. Choosing an expert to perform your rhinoplasty will ensure you look natural and like the best version of yourself after the procedure.

Are you a good candidate for a rhinoplasty? Find out more by scheduling your consultation at Specialty Care Institute in Barrington, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and Arlington Heights, IL, today!