Vitality Plastic Surgery, Laser & Skin Care

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Nose reshaping

Nose Surgery, or Rhinoplasty, includes a number of procedures which can change the appearance and/or improve the function of the nose. Cosmetic and functional procedures are often combined in a single operative session.

Candidates include men and women who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. Most surgeons prefer not to operate on teenagers until after they've completed their growth spurt.

Incisions are made inside the nostrils in most cases, though a small, external incision under the nose may be involved to aid in visualization. The skin is lifted off the nasal skeleton and cartilages. Your surgeon can then sculpt the nasal shape and size before the skin is redraped on the new nasal framework. A light splint and tape are worn 5-7 days and then removed in our office along with any external sutures.

There are a variety of procedures to improve nasal function, i.e. improving air passage into the nasal airway. These include septoplasty, turbinectomy and alar valve cartilage grafts. You and your surgeon will decide on the most beneficial procedure based on your personal nasal anatomy.

Further information online:

The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons -

Contact Vitality Plastic Surgery for details and to book a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation: (250) 563-7267

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon operated aesthetic surgery and skin care practice in Northern BC

A complete portfolio of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments.