Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, refines the shape or size of your nose. It helps to cosmetically alter the width of the nasal tip, reshape a nasal hump, adjust the shape of the nostrils, or shorten or lengthen the nose. The procedure can also correct for crookedness, injuries, and breathing abnormalities that arise due to problems with both the internal and external structures of the nose.
The results of rhinoplasty can increase your confidence and improve the balance and proportions of your face. This is one of the few cosmetic procedures that can be performed as early as the mid-to-late teenage years.
During the rhinoplasty procedure, which is performed under either general anesthesia, sedation, or local anesthesia, incisions are usually made inside the nose, along the rims of the nostrils. Because the incisions are made in inconspicuous locations, there should be virtually no visible scarring. Through these incisions, the bones and cartilage of the nose are reshaped. If breathing problems are present before surgery, these can often be corrected during the surgery. In this case, medical insurance may reimburse portions of the surgical cost.
Rhinoplasty surgery can take one to two hours to perform. At our Lancaster, York, or Camp Hill offices, our goal is to produce natural-looking, rejuvenating surgical results. For more information about how Dr. Funk can completely rejuvenate your face with rhinoplasty, please contact an office in Lancaster, York, or Camp Hill to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funk.