Rhinoplasty is the general term for surgery performed to make functional or cosmetic changes and corrections to the nose. Since the nose is such a prominent, noticeable facial feature, particular care must be taken with any changes or enhancements. When any procedure is performed on the nose, the overall goal is a balanced, symmetrical look that blends with the other facial features for aesthetic appeal and overall beauty.
Dr. Eric Cerrati is the recipient of prestigious fellowship training under one of the most renowned facial plastic surgeons in the world. He is double board certified as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Cerrati has years of experience performing all manner of cosmetic and repair surgeries and procedures, including various forms of rhinoplasty. Both his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices are equipped for performing these and other types of surgery for the convenience of his patients.
- Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Many people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose, either from its size, shape or some irregularity that makes it too noticeable and embarrassing. Some individuals are born with congenital defects that make breathing difficult or cause some other problem. Still, others suffer trauma to their nose through sports, accidents or other causes and need repairs, ranging from simple broken noses to severe reconstruction.
Basically, anyone in good general health who has a problem with their nose is a candidate for rhinoplasty. Dr. Cerrati will always meet with a patient during a private consultation to discuss their goals for a rhinoplasty. Many changes can be made to the nose, but some things cannot be done for a variety of reasons. Dr. Cerrati will explain the procedures available and what each can realistically accomplish. He can also discuss non-surgical rhinoplasty options using facial fillers to affect short-term changes.
- What About Teen Rhinoplasty?
There are situations when a teen’s appearance causes them to become the brunt of ridicule or teasing, and cosmetic enhancements could help. Dr. Cerrati can perform teen rhinoplasty to make changes that will improve your teen’s appearance. This is typically an option after the facial features have ceased growing, usually between the ages of 14 and 17.
This is an option for teens, but only after careful consideration with the teen and his or her parents. Dr. Cerrati understands the peer pressure teens face concerning their appearance and how that affects acceptance. He will consult with your family and discuss the options available in a consultation at his South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices.
- What Can Be Done Through Rhinoplasty?
There are several methods for making revisions to the different aspects of the nose. Procedures can be done to change or improve:
- Large noses
- Small noses
- Large nostrils
- Hump or bump on the nasal bridge
- Bulbous tip
- Flaring tip
- Depressed bridge
- Deviated septum
- Crooked nose
- Collapsed nasal valves
- Nasal reconstruction
Each procedure requires unique and precise techniques to make the desired changes. Incisions are hidden inside the nose, in the folds of the nose or underneath the nose. Many changes require the removal, replacement or manipulation of bone, cartilage or nasal tissues. Consequently, recovery times from rhinoplasty surgeries can vary. Recovery involves time to allow bruising and swelling to fade, usually taking 7-10 days for a complete recovery.
Dr. Cerrati can provide more precise information about the different procedures that would help you reach your aesthetic and functional goals in a confidential rhinoplasty consultation. Nose jobs are a popular procedure for both men and women, and there are specific refinements to rhinoplasty for each. Call or message us online to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation today.