What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job) is one of the most common, and yet most demanding, of all plastic surgery procedures performed.

The nose, with its central position, is a defining characteristic of the face. The goal of nasal surgery is to draw attention away from the nose toward the beauty of the eyes. The nose is a complex structure that requires the artistic skills and experience of a surgeon who understands not only factors affecting the external appearance but also the internal function of the nose.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is a procedure to reshape nasal structure to improve the beauty of the nose. Functional rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is a procedure to improve the nasal breathing function and airflow. A septoplasty and/or turbinate surgery may be performed at the same time to improve nasal breathing problems. In some cases of functional nasal problems, insurance may help pay for part of the procedure.

Dr. Han is a female facial plastic surgeon in Chicago who has specialized training in the form and function of the nose, both inside and out. She customizes the surgery to enhance the natural beauty of an individual’s nose by creating harmony and balance to the rest of the face.