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As you age it’s possible for the structure of your facial features to change slightly. This might be related to the aging process, genetics, or a past maxillofacial trauma. In some of these cases, it can alter the structure or shape of your nose.

In some of these cases the cosmetic alterations can be significant, and sometimes also cause issues with the free passage of air through one or both nostrils. In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Otis Allen and the specialists at Institute for Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Otis Allen can examine your nose and surrounding facial structures to assess the severity of the imperfection. Once this is done he can help you understand the effective surgical treatment to correct the problem.

Many cases such as this call for him to perform an open or closed rhinoplasty. This surgical treatment can help improve the passage of air while also providing you with a more aesthetically pleasing nasal profile.

This treatment plan typically calls for full sedation. You will need someone to drive you home afterward while the sedative effect dissipates.

Dr. Otis Allen will help you to understand any necessary aftercare measures to reduce your chances of suffering undue complications during the recovery process. This might also include prescription anti-inflammatory or pain medication, which will need to be taken at the necessary times and at the necessary dosages.

If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you have an issue your nose that needs to be corrected you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Otis Allen and his staff.