Cosmetic Rhinoplasty versus Septorhinoplasty
Many people think of rhinoplasty as being a purely cosmetic surgery and, in many cases, it is. Rhinoplasty can be performed for people who breathe perfectly well through their noses, but are unhappy with how their noses look, particularly in relation to their other facial features. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is effective in altering the size, shape, or width of the nose. It can be performed to eliminate bumps, sculpt the tip, reduce the bridge, or make other aesthetic improvements. As with all surgeries offered at the Dr. Goodnight Center for Everlasting Beauty, Dr. Goodnight customizes each rhinoplasty procedure to meet the unique, highly specific needs of each patient. By contrast, septorhinoplasty is intended to address both cosmetic and functional issues with the nose. The goal of the procedure is to create a nose that looks beautiful but also allows for improved nasal breathing. This is one of the most complicated forms of plastic surgery, as it demands an intimate knowledge of nasal structure. Through years of advanced training and thousands of nasal surgeries, Dr. Goodnight has honed his technique so that he is able to achieve an ideal balance between aesthetics and function, each and every time. Dr. Goodnight is also one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States who is able to perform the complex reconstruction of noses destroyed by cocaine use. Rhinoplasty procedures can be performed by themselves or in conjunction with other procedures, such as face lift surgery, eyelid surgery, and laser hair removal. Whatever your needs and goals – whether your nose is clogged, twisted, perforated, pinched, hanging, bulbous, or simply not how you want it to appear – we invite you to get your nose done right with Dr. Goodnight!