Natural Looking Nose Surgery
Nose surgery – also called Rhinoplasty is consistently one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. This is not surprising, as the nose is a very prominent facial feature and subtle changes in the nose can have a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetics of the face. More than any other procedure, it is essential to consult with a skilled and experienced board certified plastic surgeon who understands the form and function of the nose.
Dr. Ricciardelli is double-boarded in ear, nose and throat surgery as well as plastic surgery. He is the best trained and most experienced nose surgeon in the Wilmington, NC area with over 25 years of plastic surgery experience. “Every patient is different and every rhinoplasty is different. The surgeon must be able to address those differences to give a natural, balanced appearance that meets that patient’s expectations.” says Dr. Ricciardelli.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty…
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, a consultation with Dr. Ricciardelli will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. Dr. Ricciardelli is double boarded certified in ear, nose and throat and plastic surgery.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size in relation to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
Who are the best candidates for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Ricciardelli
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes-to correct birth defects or breathing problems.
Not Ready for Surgery?
Dr. Ricciardelli is often able to achieve excellent results with Dermal fillers. Learn more about Non-Surgical Chin Rhinoplasty.
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Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli
Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery. He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years. During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…