David Rasmussen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery

Some people are dissatisfied with the shape of their nose.  Perhaps it is a hereditary problem, or the appearance of the nose may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.  Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, helps improve the appearance and proportion of the nose.  It can alter the nose’s size in relation to the rest of the face; it can also be used to correct width and profiles.  It can correct a large, drooping nasal tip, wide, upturned nostrils, and nasal asymmetry and deviation.  This procedure may also be used to correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities.  This is a highly individualized and personal procedure; you should only elect to undergo this procedure if it is something you want for yourself.  

Is nose surgery right for you?

  • Are you 13 or older?
  • Is your facial growth complete?
  • Are you a physically healthy non-smoker?
  • Do you have realistic goals regarding the results of the surgery?