Rhinoplasty – By Dr Jonathan Pontell
Many people are not comfortable with the shape, size, or alignment of their nose. For some, imperfections can cause feelings of self-consciousness and emotional distress. But there is a way to have the nose you’ve always wanted. Cosmetic nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, can improve the proportion and aesthetics of the nose by reshaping the underlying cartilage. At Dr. Jonathan Pontell’s office in Media, Pennsylvania near Delaware and Philadelphia, rhinoplasty gives patients the ability to change the shape and size of their nose and to improve upon aesthetic flaws. Some patients also undergo rhinoplasty after serious trauma or an accident that necessitates facial reconstruction surgery. Depending on your specific goals, rhinoplasty can alter the shape and/or size of the bridge, tip, or nostrils, as well as increase or decrease the size of the entire nose. Our patients often find that after rhinoplasty surgery, they feel a renewed sense of confidence about their appearance, and are even proud of their new nose.
Before Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before undergoing cosmetic nose surgery, patients first meet with our facial plastic surgeon, Jonathan Pontell. Rhinoplasty patients should be certain to discuss all their goals for the shape and size of their new nose and ask any questions about the procedure during this initial appointment. During this initial appointment, Dr. Pontell will use digital computer imaging to demonstrate how the nose may appear after surgery, so that patients can feel confident that they share the same aesthetic goals with Dr. Pontell.
During this consultation, Dr. Pontell will also explain some of the risks of rhinoplasty. Although the occurrence of complications is rare, patients should fully understand the potential risks of plastic surgery before undergoing any kind of facial cosmetic surgery. Some of these risks include nose bleeds, a negative reaction to anesthesia, infection, broken blood vessels on the skin’s surface, scarring, or over- or under-correction. To schedule a consultation, contact us today. Our rhinoplasty surgeon will sit down with you to discuss all your options, and answer any questions you have.