Your nose plays an important role in communicating your overall attractiveness and the character of your face. It also reflects your genetics and past trauma. By virtue of its location, the nose is very important to facial aesthetics. Dr. Shermak’s goal in rhinoplasty is to create better balance between the nose and face.
Some patients only need small changes while others desire more dramatic changes. Few people are born with a perfectly shaped nose that is optimally balanced with the rest of their facial features. Individuals desire to smooth a hump, straighten a crooked shape, refine a full tip, thin the width, repair flaring nostrils, and correct breathing problems relating to a deviated septum or collapse.
Even if what we perceive as an abnormality is relatively small, it can weigh heavily on our self-confidence. If you do not like the way your nose fits your face, the lack of confidence in your appearance can take a heavy toll on your life.
Rhinoplasty may be one of the most exacting and personally satisfying procedures that exists in cosmetic plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty incisions are hidden under or inside the nose. You can gain improved confidence with natural, customized results where your family and friends may not even notice that you had surgery. They will know you look great, but not be able to put their finger on why! This is the hallmark of a well-executed, natural approach to nasal shaping.
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is performed on teenagers and adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, who have suffered traumatic injury to their nose, or who have functional breathing problems. Dr. Shermak will review your history and presentation, and discuss ways she can help.
Dr. Shermak is an expert in assessing the ratios and proportions of what constitutes the ideal nose for each individual patient.
Dr. Shermak understands there is a significant relationship between how a nose looks and how it functions. A deviated or crooked nose will not be aesthetically pleasing, but may also indicate that the nasal airways are compromised. Correcting these problems can dramatically improve both the look and function of the nose.