Cosmetic Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Albert Chow offers rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to San Francisco, Danville, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, and surrounding communities. Rhinoplasty allows Dr. Chow to adjust the size and shape of the nose, making changes to the bridge, tip, and nostrils as desired. Aside from its aesthetic benefits, rhinoplasty improves breathing problems in some patients. The goal of the procedure is to create a natural-looking nose that complements the surrounding features of the face, thus restoring symmetry and balance to the patient’s overall appearance. In addition, nose surgery is sometimes performed in combination with chin augmentationblepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, or other facial procedures.

Nose Surgery Information

In Greek, "rhinos" means "nose" and "plastikos" means "to shape" — thus "rhinoplasty" means "to shape the nose." Your nose takes its shape from the bone and cartilage structure under your skin. This structure is remodeled during the nose shaping procedure. The necessary incisions can be hidden inside your nose; in some cases, a very small incision must be made along the "shadow line" under the nose. Dr. Chow achieves the optimal nose shape for you by changing the location of the bone, cartilage, and soft tissue, sometimes adding to or subtracting from these.

If you are interested in undergoing rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and you're a San Francisco, Danville, Roseville, or Sacramento resident, or if you're coming to San Francisco from afar because you've heard about Dr. Chow's exceptional skill as a plastic surgeon, please arrange a private consultation to begin the rhinoplasty process.

A rhinoplasty may be appropriate for you if:

  • your nose is crooked or off-center
  • an injury has made your nose asymmetrical
  • the tip of your nose is too thick or large
  • the tip of your nose droops or plunges downward
  • your nose seems too large for your face
  • there's a bump on the bridge of your nose
  • your nose seems too wide from the front
  • your nostrils are too flared

For more information, or to determine if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty, schedule a nose surgery consultation at our San Francisco center today.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Chow's superior level of skill and experience enables him to perform"revision rhinoplasty." Revision rhinoplasty is an option for patients who have had rhinoplasty performed elsewhere and were not satisfied with their results. He is also very proficient at obtaining natural-looking rhinoplasty results that are appropriate for ethnic features, such as for Asian faces. Whatever the rhinoplasty needs of an individual patient, Dr. Chow has the skill and sense of artistry to achieve the best outcome. During your private initial consultation at our plastic surgery center, you will meet with Dr. Chow to review your personal appearance goals, view before and after photos of previous patients, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the rhinoplasty procedure, recovery, costs, and other information.

To learn more about rhinoplasty / nose surgery, Danville and other San Francisco and Sacramento area residents are invited to contact our plastic surgery practice today.

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