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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty for an Improved Appearance

Posted April 21, 2016 in Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty

Before and After RhinoplastyThere are numerous elements that work together to create a balanced facial appearance. However, many men and women feel that their nose plays the largest role in balancing their facial features. A disproportionately sized nose can have a negative impact on the self-esteem of not only adults but also children and teens. Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose for a better, more pleasing facial appearance.  

Who Benefits From Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed on boys as young as 16 years of age and girls as young as 15 years of age. Teens considering rhinoplasty should have fully developed nasal structures. People may seek out rhinoplasty to correct natural nasal deformities, deformities caused by trauma, or nasal obstructions. If you are considering rhinoplasty, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about your results.

What Can Rhinoplasty Correct?

  • Nasal humps
  • Wide nasal bridge
  • Large nasal tip
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Deviated septum

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Your rhinoplasty can be performed using either a closed technique (where all incision are created within the nasal passages) or an open technique (where a small incision is placed on the outer base of the nose). The incision technique used during your surgery will be determined by the correction needed and your personal preference. The skin is separated from the nasal structures, and cartilage is added, removed, or reshaped. The tissue is then draped to highlight your new nasal appearance.


Septoplasty can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with rhinoplasty. The septoplasty procedure is designed to correct a deviated septum, which occurs when the cartilage separating the nasal passages is crooked. This can affect your ability to breathe and cause snoring.

If you wish to correct the appearance of a disproportionately sized nose, schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Messa today. Contact our office at 954.659.7760 or fill out our online contact form here for additional information.

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