Nose Reshaping Surgery in Monterey

For men and women in Monterey who are not satisfied with the size and shape of their nose, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) cosmetic surgery with plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Sunde may be the solution.

A rhinoplasty procedure can reshape or resize the nose or nostrils to better match the shape of the face. Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can help balance the face, increasing self-confidence. This procedure can also help correct breathing problems, as well as provide a solution to problems caused by birth defects, injury, or disease.

Common Goals with Rhinoplasty include:

  • Straighten a prominent bump in the nose
  • Lessen the appearance of large or prominent nostrils
  • Correct an upturned or drooping nose tip
  • Adjust the width of the nose for improved proportions
  • Improve nose symmetry

Personalized Treatment Plans

It is very important to Dr. Sunde that rhinoplasty serve to refine a patient’s facial features with a nasal contour that looks natural with his or her unique characteristics. During a personal consultation, he discusses a patient’s individual goals realistically. Rhinoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as a chin augmentation, so the patient and the doctor decide together which procedures Dr. Sunde will perform in order to enhance the patient’s facial symmetry.

Once a date for surgery is set, our office will provide detailed instructions about how to prepare.

Rhinoplasty Procedure Details

Nose reshaping cosmetic surgery with Dr. Sunde is performed while the patient is under anesthesia, administered by a board certified anesthesiologist to ensure the highest level of safety. Dr. Sunde then either removes skin from the nose or makes an incision through the nostrils. He then reshapes the nose and cartilage to create the desired shape.

Nose Reshaping Surgery Results

While patients will notice an improvement within weeks after the procedure, when the majority of swelling subsides, the results of rhinoplasty continue to improve for many months after surgery, with the final results apparent in up to a year. The refinements made during nose surgery are typically permanent, although it is possible for cartilage to change its shape over time.

Contact Us for a Personal Consultation

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, we invite you to contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Sunde. At this appointment, he will answer your questions and help you decide if rhinoplasty will help you achieve your goals.