The patient shown in the photo above had severe crookedness of her nose with deviation of the tip to the right. In addition, she had a large, poorly defined tip, and significant nostril asymmetry. She had difficulty breathing through her nose. She underwent open rhinoplasty with septal reconstruction. She is shown over 1 year after surgery with a smooth, straight bridge both on frontal and profile views. Her tip is much more balanced, defined and located in the midline. Her nostrils are more symmetrical. She noticed a significant improvement in her breathing following surgery.
Rhinoplasty is performed as day surgery at the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Mississauga. Following straightening of the crooked nose, a nasal splint is worn for 1 week. After removal of the splint, results are noticeable immediately and breathing typically improves within a few weeks after surgery.
This patient had previous rhinoplasty with another surgeon but continued to experience severe nasal airway obstruction due to a deviated septum and both internal and external valve collapse. Her breathing was significantly improved after cosmetic rhinoplasty with septal reconstruction and valve reconstruction using cartilage grafts.
Rhinoplasty is performed at the Plastic Surgery Clinic. Prior to surgery, we spend a lot of time with our patients to listen to their concerns and identify their goals. In addition, we identify any structural problems that may be making breathing difficult through the nose. In this way, the result after rhinoplasty will complement and enhance facial appearance while ensuring that breathing is as unimpeded and effortless as possible.