When your nose is out of balance with the rest of your face, it can, unfortunately, become a focal point that distracts from your other facial features. The purpose of rhinoplasty (a nose job) is to improve the appearance of the nose and to give it proportion in a complementary way that is harmonious with other facial features.
Dr. Mentz’s surgical technique for rhinoplasty
Depending on how complex the surgery is, rhinoplasty may be performed using either a closed technique — where the incisions are hidden inside the nose — or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the narrow strip of tissue that is between the nostrils. The closed technique leaves no scars at all, while the open technique does leave a scar, but it’s virtually undetectable.
Through the incisions, Dr. Mentz will re-shape the bone and cartilage in order to re-sculpt the appearance of the nose. He may alter the position of bones to make it look narrower or straighter, or he may build up some areas by using cartilage or bone from the nose or another area of the body. The skin and tissues are then re-shaped over this new nasal structure. Nose surgery can typically be completed in about 1 to 3 hours on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.