Revision Rhinoplasty Salt Lake City
Because of its three dimensional nature, the nose is one of the most complex parts of the face. On the outside, it is framed by the mouth, the cheeks, the forehead, and the eyes and can significantly affect the appearance and balance of the rest of the face. In addition to this, the nose has a complex internal structure responsible for breathing, warming and moistening the air that we take in, our sense of smell, and allowing aeration of the sinuses among other things.
Too often patients and sometimes physicians do not realize the complex nature of the nose when approaching it surgically. Any surgical approach on the nose that does not take into consideration all of the factors mentioned above increases the risk of developing some type of nasal problem postoperatively. Overly aggressive reduction of a large nose can result in inability to breath through the nose, a nose that doesn’t fit with the face, and a “surgical” look.
Any patient considering rhinoplasty or septoplasty surgery should strongly consider choosing a surgeon such as Dr. Thompson whose training and experience reflect a thorough understanding of these principals, and whose practice manages surgical and non-surgical nasal problems on a regular basis.