Rhinoplasty can be performed for any number of reasons, whether the goal is to improve the aesthetics of the nose, the function of the nose, or both. Ultimately, what is most important is that the plastic surgeon performing the rhinoplasty has a keen artistic eye along with finely honed surgical skills. Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes is precisely such a plastic surgeon.
Indeed, Dr. Keyes is among the rare surgeons who are certified by two prestigious medical boards: The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As a specialist in nasal surgery, Dr. Keyes is esteemed by his patients and his peers, alike. He has vast experience and a history of success in performing rhinoplasty surgeries of all types, including rhinoplasty to improve symmetry, both for purely cosmetic purposes and for the correction of injuries to the nose.
At his state-of-the-art office in Los Angeles, rhinoplasty to improve symmetry can be performed both as a first-time procedure and as a corrective procedure for patients who are dissatisfied with the results of a past rhinoplasty performed by another surgeon. Whatever your reason for wanting to undergo rhinoplasty to improve nasal symmetry, you can count on Dr. Keyes to produce results of the highest standard.
About Nasal Asymmetry
Many people are born with some degree of nasal asymmetry. For some, it is a charming trait, part of their natural beauty. Many of Dr. Keyes’ rhinoplasty patients request that he maintain some of their natural asymmetry, even as he, for example, widens the tip or flattens the bridge of a nose.
However, some people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their noses due to congenital asymmetry. Others suffer from asymmetry due to injury. Whatever the case, asymmetry of the nose often results from:
- Deviation of the septum
- Misshapen nasal bones
- Misshapen cartilage
The rhinoplasty technique used to improve nasal symmetry depends on the cause of the asymmetry and the scope of the correction. Dr. Keyes always selects the most conservative approach that will produce the best results given the circumstances surrounding each individual case. Whenever possible, he uses the closed rhinoplasty technique, which allows all incisions to be made within the nose so that any resulting scars will be hidden from view. However, there are cases in which the open technique allows for better access and therefore more dramatic changes to be made to the shape of the nose.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Keyes, he will inform you of all of your options so that you can make the most confident and educated decisions possible regarding your care. He will also discuss the pre- and post-surgical instructions that you will have to follow to ensure the smoothest possible rhinoplasty experience.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty to Improve Symmetry
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose due to asymmetry, we can help. To find out more about rhinoplasty to improve nasal symmetry, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes today.