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The nose is often an area of major concern for those interested in facial cosmetic surgery. Most of our rhinoplasty patients come to Ageless Impressions – Plastic Surgery Institute to have Dr. Mark Richards create a nose that complements the proportions of the face. Others come to us because they are unhappy not with the appearance of the nose, but with its function. Clients often seek nose surgery to improve both nasal form and function.

Many people look in the mirror and see a nose they feel is not in proportion to the rest of the face. In some cases, it’s a condition of birth; in others, the result of aging. In the case of a disproportionately large nose, our experienced plastic surgeon can significantly re-define its size and shape, leaving the patient with a nose more satisfying to his or her self-image, inspiring new self-confidence.

He works with each patient to determine realistic goals and expectations for rhinoplasty. Dr. Richards then carefully performs the appropriate procedure, applying his considerable skill, experience, and artistic vision. This attention to detail with regard to rhinoplasty allows him to achieve exceptionally beautiful and natural results.

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Rhinoplasty Candidates

Those who feel that their noses are disproportionately large, excessively wide, or even too small for their faces may obtain very pleasing results from a rhinoplasty. Dr. Mark Richards works with such patients to devise a final shape and position for the nose after rhinoplasty, using the nose’s existing structure as a foundation. Even people who once had finely shaped noses find that things can change over time, with the nose developing a round, bulbous shape and a slight hook. In this case, a rhinoplasty — perhaps in conjunction with a cheek lift, microdermabrasion, or BOTOX® treatment — may be just the thing to restore youth to the face. Breathing problems are usually the result of a crooked, asymmetrical septum (the flap of cartilage that runs down the middle of the nose between the two nostrils). A rhinoplasty can realign the septum so that both nostrils are unobstructed.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

The typical rhinoplasty procedure involves just a few small incisions inside the nostril, where scarring will not be visible after the procedure. The bones and cartilage that give the nose its shape are then exposed so that the surgeon may reshape them according to the patient’s wishes. In this effort, the surgeon can when necessary supplement the existing cartilage with tissue taken from elsewhere in the patient’s body or, in rare cases, with a synthetic implant. These techniques, while not used in all cases, significantly broaden the capabilities of the rhinoplasty procedure. Thus, a skilled surgeon making appropriate use of all the available options can transform his patients’ noses in ways many of them never dreamed possible. To begin a discussion on what rhinoplasty can do for you, contact us to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Mark Richards. Spend a minute in our video gallery to learn about Dr. Richards’ approach to rhinoplasty.

Nasomaxillary Implants

Occasionally used in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or cheek lift, nasomaxillary implants are a very useful tool in the battle against aging. Age sometimes causes the bone of the upper jaw to recede, allowing the base of the upper lip and the corners of the nostrils to sink further into the face than is aesthetically ideal. Nasomaxillary implants can easily correct this problem. Placed along the upper jaw just beneath the nostrils via minor incisions inside the lip, these small implants will graft with the bone and provide long-lasting support to the area of the face just above the mouth.

Whether your goal is to significantly resize and reshape your nose, to achieve a more subtle change, or to ease your breathing, Dr. Richards can help you choose the level of rhinoplasty that is right for you.

Contact us about rhinoplasty to learn how you can benefit from the skills and experience of Dr. Richards.