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The nose is the centerpiece of the face. While more attention is paid to the eyes and mouth, if the nose is too large, misshapen or disproportionate, it changes the entire facial balance. Rhinoplasty has been one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries for decades due to the importance of nose shape on facial appearance. Our team at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami offers rhinoplasty surgery for men and women who want to achieve facial harmony.

Dr. Ali Charafeddine is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with extensive skills in surgical artistry. Dr. Charafeddine has spent many years perfecting his craft, training at two of the top medical facilities in the country – The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. If you are considering rhinoplasty, you want a plastic surgeon that has accomplished board certification and has proven to be an exemplary surgeon in the field. You can trust Dr. Charafeddine to listen to your aesthetic concerns and achieve the desired results when performing nose reshaping surgery.

Open and Closed Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic alteration of the nose shape. This is an elective surgery designed to address the size and shape of the nose to achieve facial balance. There are many different types of nose reshaping surgical techniques that can be used during rhinoplasty. Where the incisions are located can determine whether the surgery will be open or closed.

Closed rhinoplasty uses an incision inside of the nose to access the nasal cartilage. While closed nose jobs do hide the incision and scar completely, it is limited on what features can be reshaped. Closed rhinoplasty is typically used for making changes to the bridge or nostrils of the nose, but not for sculpting the nasal tip. Open rhinoplasty uses incisions on the outside of the nose, often at the base of the columella or below the nostrils. The benefit of open rhinoplasty is greater access to the nose structure for more precise and accurate reshaping. The scar can be effectively hidden once healed, making it almost invisible.

Types of Nose Jobs

There are many different varieties of rhinoplasty. Dr. Charafeddine ensures that each of his patients receives a customized nose reshaping procedure that is designed to create the nose shape they desire. Whether you want to reshape a bulbous nose tip or straighten a crooked bridge, Dr. Charafeddine can address the specific concerns during your procedure. Some of the types of nose shape issues we can resolve through rhinoplasty include:

  • Dorsal hump
  • Droopy or hooked nasal tip
  • Asymmetrical nose
  • Wide alar base or large nostrils
  • Upturned nasal tip
  • Saddle nose deformity
  • Crooked nose

One or more issues with the nose shape can be addressed at the same time, creating a nose that blends well with the rest of the facial features. The goal is to create a nose that matches your face and ethnicity while providing harmony with the rest of the face.

Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is an elective cosmetic surgery that is usually not covered by medical insurance. It is important for anyone considering a nose job to consider what this procedure can and cannot do for their appearance. Good candidates for rhinoplasty are healthy, non-smokers that want to reshape their nose for better facial balance and self-confidence.

If you are ready to explore options in cosmetic nose surgery, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule your appointment. We can schedule a personal rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss your goals and the best procedures to accomplish the nose shape you desire.