Rhinoplasty: Reshaping Functionality and Confidence at Iteld Plastic Surgery

By: Dr. Lawrence Iteld


Rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, is a transformative cosmetic surgery that goes beyond aesthetic enhancement. This procedure has gained popularity for its ability to improve the appearance of the nose, as well as address functional concerns. The decision to undergo rhinoplasty is deeply personal, often involving a combination of both aesthetics and functionality.

Understanding Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the shape, size, or proportions of the nose. It can be performed for cosmetic reasons to enhance facial harmony, or for functional reasons to address breathing difficulties caused by structural issues in the nose. 

  • Aesthetic Enhancements: Patients seek rhinoplasty for a variety of aesthetic reasons, including reducing or increasing the size of the nose, refining the nasal tip, correcting asymmetry, or addressing a prominent hump on the bridge. For patients with a bulbous tip (i.e., a round end that, many times, may lack definition and looks like a ball on the tip of the nose), surgical goals include narrowing the tip, bringing the nose into balance with the bridge, and blending it into the surrounding facial features. 
  • Functional Improvements: Beyond aesthetics, rhinoplasty can significantly improve nasal function. Structural issues such as a deviated septum or nasal valve collapse can impede airflow, leading to breathing difficulties. Rhinoplasty can correct these problems, enhancing the patient’s ability to breathe freely. Combining both cosmetic and functional improvements in a single procedure is a hallmark of modern rhinoplasty.

Start with a Consultation

A successful rhinoplasty begins with a thorough consultation. During this process, we evaluate your nasal anatomy, discuss your goals, and outlines the potential surgical outcomes. Clear communication between us and you is crucial to ensuring realistic expectations and achieving satisfying results. 

Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from rhinoplasty varies from person to person, but most patients can expect some swelling and bruising in the initial days. Following post-operative care instructions is essential for a smooth recovery. We advise you to avoid strenuous activities, p

rotect your nose from accidental trauma, and attend all follow-up appointments to monitor progress. And, of course, contact us if you have any questions or issues.

Don’t like your nose and want to change its shape or size? 

We work closely with our patients to understand their goals and create a customized surgical plan that aligns with the individual’s facial features and overall vision. Please contact our experienced patient coordinators at [email protected]  to schedule a confidential consultation, call 312.757.4505 , or use our contact form .

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.