Rhinoplasty Enjoy Improved Facial Harmony

Nose surgery—also known as rhinoplasty, or a “nose job”—remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Unfortunately, we simply can’t control the size or appearance of the nose, one of the most central features of our face. For those who don’t feel that their nose is contributing to an attractive sense of facial harmony, rhinoplasty can be a truly transformative, life-altering procedure. 

Even subtle changes to the size or shape of the nose and minute corrections to the nostrils, nasal tip, or bridge of the nose can have a dramatic impact on the balance and harmony of your entire facial profile. What’s more is that this procedure can also bring about a series of vital functional improvements, enabling you to breathe more clearly while also improving your facial appearance.

Here at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery—serving the Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington DC areas—brothers Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin offer patients a combined 30 years of experience and have earned a reputation for impressively naturalistic results. If you’re interested in learning more about how rhinoplasty can help you, reach out and set up your consultation today.

The Ideal Candidate for Nose Surgery

The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty in Richmond at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery is anyone unhappy with the size, shape, appearance, or functionality of their nose, and who has a realistic expectation for the outcome of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is only appropriate for individuals who have finished growing (girls should be at least 16 to 17 years old, while boys may need to be a bit older). There are generally two different reasons why a rhinoplasty may be appropriate:

Cosmetic Benefits

  • Enlarging or reducing the length and/or width of the nose
  • Centering a crooked or off-center nose
  • Correcting a bump or depression on the bridge of the nose
  • Enhancing the shape of nostrils that are wide, flared, or upturned
  • Reshaping an undefined, upturned, or drooping nasal tip

Functional Benefits

  • Reconstructing or repairing the nose after trauma or injury
  • Repairing a deviated septum
  • Correcting collapsed nasal valves
  • Reducing the size of enlarged inferior turbinates
  • Addressing sleep apnea issues
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