Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is a process designed to change elements of one’s nasal structure in order to address cosmetic and functional issues. So, what’s the difference between a cosmetic and a functional issue?
A cosmetic issue in this particular case is one that deals with the appearance of the nose. Examples of this include a dorsal hump and an over-projected nasal tip, both of which can be corrected using nose reshaping techniques.
A functional issue, on the other hand, is one that directly effects the nose’s ability to correctly achieve its intended function. Examples of this include a deviated septum and any other structural malfunctions that cause the nasal passages to be blocked or made smaller. These problems are also fixable with rhinoplasty.
To arrange a nose reshaping consultation, contact our office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Gene Sloan is a skilled surgeon who will be happy to answer your questions regarding various aesthetic surgeries.