Septo-Rhinoplasty Options for better breathing and appearance (Photo)
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Therapeutic and cosmetic solution at the same time
It seems that you are a good candidate for a corrective rhinoplasty dealing with the aspects of your nose that are bothering you while addressing the breathing issues described. There is no doubt that complementing your facial features and providing you with a natural look will be the major change you will enjoy.
However, without a physical examination it is not possible to provide you with specific details. I highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a well-experienced surgeon.
It is important to mention that the finest cosmetic results in any particular case are based on a variety of factors, including: the unique anatomy of the patient, realistic expectations, a well-informed and detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon concerning the best options for you especially covering a deep understanding of the pros and cons of any given choice you will adopt.
Please keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon online who offers to tell you what to do without a physical examination covering the nature and the status of the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative solution would not be in your best interest. With that in mind, it is the safest and for your best interest to find a plastic surgeon with solid experience and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is ideally a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that you will trust and be comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
Functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty
Septo-Rhinoplasty Options for better breathing and appearance
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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