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What Can Rhinoplasty Improve?

Nasal Bridge

The bridge of the nose is the most common area that people wish to correct. Many people feel as though their nasal bridge protrudes or recedes too far into their face. When the problem is a nasal hump, your surgeon can address this feature by removing cartilage from inside the nose. If the problem is a nasal bridge that curves inward too starkly, then additional cartilage or an implant can be used to create a better shape.

Nostril Size

Even if the structure of the nose is perfectly harmonious, many people would still like to adjust the size of their nostrils. Nostrils that are too small can be widened to create a more open appearance, while nostrils that are overly large can be pulled more closely together. When making adjustments to the nasal bridge or tip, patients may want to also consider readjusting the nostrils to fit the new nasal appearance.

Nasal Tip

The tip of the nose can be especially problematic. If the nose is the focal point of the face, then the tip might as well be a painted target for everyone to focus their attention on. Some people may dislike how upward the end of their nose projects or how bulbous it appears, while others may wish for a more projected, defined nasal tip. In either case, your surgeon can address the aesthetic issues during rhinoplasty to create a nasal appearance that balances with your face.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

During your consultation, your surgeon will determine whether the open or closed rhinoplasty technique would be best for your specific needs and nasal condition.

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Individual results may vary



It is normal to experience minor swelling and discomfort immediately after surgery. Most of these symptoms will subside within the first week. Your surgeon will likely use packing or a nose splint to preserve the shape of your new nose. You should make sure you are getting plenty of rest to allow your body to heal.


If you and your surgeon decide to go with a closed approach, then there will be no visible scarring since the incisions are made inside your nose. If you go with an open approach, the incision on the underside of your nose between your nostrils is minimal and will fade to become virtually invisible within a year.


The cost of your rhinoplasty will depend on the surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees. You will receive a detailed price quote from your surgeon after your consultation. Qualifying patients are eligible for financing options.


You may experience minor pain and discomfort after your procedure, but these can all be addressed with over-the-counter or prescription medication.

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Troy J. Andreasen, M.D.

3333 Concours St Bldg #3
Ontario CA 91764
Phone: 909-291-4900

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