Georgeanna Huang, MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty literally means "nose molding" or "nose forming” and in addition to correcting breathing problems and injury, rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip of the bridge, narrow the span between its nostrils and alter its angle. Rhinoplasty is more than simply surgery; it is an art form. Your Agoura Hills plastic surgeon can create a nose that is yours uniquely and is harmonious with your face. Plastic surgeons generally recommend that patients wait until they are at least 14 or 15 to undergo rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is one of the popular facial surgery procedures. The nose is often the most noticeable feature of the face, often even overshadowing the eyes. It should be prominent yet in harmony with the rest of the face.
Often Rhinoplasty patients prefer doing the procedure in conjunction with Chin Implants and Cheek Implants so that overall facial balance is retained. The objective of rhinoplasty is to simultaneously enhance beauty through a harmonious nose shaping with the rest of the face, while maintaining/enhancing nasal airway function.
Each of our patients has a customized consultation in which we discuss before/after scenarios, each procedure’s advantages and what is suitable for you.

If you're considering rhinoplasty there may be some questions you'd like answered. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. The shape of a person’s nose is largely an inherited characteristic. The shape is determined by the bone and cartilage which make up the skeleton of the nose, over which the skin is draped. Some people are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. Injury can also lead to an unsightly appearance. You may consider rhinoplasty for the following reasons:

To reduce or increase the size of your nose
To change the shape of the tip or bridge, or to narrow the span of the nostrils
To change the angle between your nose and your upper lip
To correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve breathing problems
However, rhinoplasty is not an effective treatment for snoring or for sleep apnea

What should I consider before having rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes - to correct birth defects or breathing problems. For aesthetic purposes, rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have nose surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

Age may also be a consideration. Many surgeons prefer not to operate on teenagers until after they've completed their growth spurt - around 14 or 15 for girls, a bit later for boys.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you're physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate. Other facial plastic surgery procedures are offered including facelifts, forehead lifts, blepharoplasty, ear surgery and more. For plastic surgery in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley contact Dr. Georgeanna Huang today.

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is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with subspecialty training in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast.
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