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Even subtle changes to the size and shape of your nose can have a significant effect on the attractiveness of your face. Our surgeons improve the contours and function of the nose through rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Serving Palm Springs, Indio, Palm Desert and surrounding areas, Cosmetic Surgery Institute consistently achieves natural-looking results with our rhinoplasty procedures.
Our surgeons understand that the interplay between your features is what creates your unique appearance. At our practice near Palm Springs, we tailor each rhinoplasty to the patient after carefully considering the entire composition of the face.
Your other facial features often determine the need for and extent of rhinoplasty. For example, your chin and cheekbones form a distinct ratio with the height, width, and projection of your nose. Even small changes in the bridge or tip can match your nose to these other features so none stands out too prominently. Rhinoplasty can also correct the angle between your nose and your forehead or your upper lip.
To view real results from some our Rhinoplasty patients, visit our photo gallery.
What can rhinoplasty do to enhance the appearance of my nose?
Rhinoplasty can narrow or straighten the bridge of your nose, eliminate a hump, or reduce nostril size. It can also change your nose's outward projection or reshape an overly bulbous, narrow, wide, or boxy tip. It can even decrease the overall size of your nose.
Can rhinoplasty help me to breathe better?
This surgery usually involves straightening the septum to clear the nasal passages, which can restore breathing or eliminate snoring. In many cases, trauma such as a broken nose will cause scar tissue buildup inside the nasal passages. Surgery can clear the airway of this scar tissue.
Will my insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Many health insurance plans will cover rhinoplasty procedures aimed at improving nasal function. Patients with conditions such as a deviated septum can have difficulty breathing and issues with snoring. Surgery treats conditions that impair a person's quality of life, often improving the ability to sleep and exercise. In some cases, functional and cosmetic concerns are addressed in the same procedure, and insurance will pay for the medically necessary part of the surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery Institute
At Cosmetic Surgery Insitute of Palm Desert, we approach each patient with imagination and artistry in mind.
Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and health care professionals offer the latest treatments for beauty and aesthetic enhancements in a safe, welcoming atmosphere.
What to Expect
Depending on the extent of your rhinoplasty, you may receive general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will perform your procedure through small incisions made either inside your nostrils or across the columella (the external tissue between your nostrils). Your procedure may include the grafting of cartilage from your septum or ear to enhance the appearance of your nose.
Enhancing Your Look
Your surgeon may recommend other procedures such as eyelid surgery to enhance the results of your rhinoplasty. Non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers may also maximize your results.