Nose Surgery Conveniently located to serve San Ramon and San Francisco
Several different procedures can help patients accomplish their goals in nose surgery. Reducing a bump on the nose from an old injury or reshaping the nose to match the face. Reducing or contouring the tip of the nose can enhance the appearance of the nose and the face. The nostril shape can be refined or reduced if the nose is too wide or flat. The dorsum of the nose can be augmented if it is poorly defined. Patients who have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates from chronic allergies can also benefit from straightening the septum, opening the airway and reducing the turbinates.
Some procedures are medically indicated and may qualify for insurance coverage. Consultation can provide a detailed explanation of the options available and the look the patient wants to achieve. Depending on the procedure, surgery can take between 1 hour to 3 hours and a splint is worn for 1-2 weeks. Downtime is usually 1-2 weeks with exercise restrictions for 3-4 weeks. Surgery is done under a light general anesthesia in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center.