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The human nose is a somewhat complex structure that has both cosmetic as well as respiratory functions. If your nose is out of balance or it is suffering from a functional issue, it can have an adverse effect on your self-esteem and overall quality of life.

Rhinoplasty in Bloomington, Illinois, is an overarching term for a cosmetic surgical treatment designed to reshape the nose and potentially adjust nasal passages. There are two general techniques your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Otis Allen, might employ. The one he recommends will be based on the specific issue that you would like to address.

An open rhinoplasty is performed from the exterior of the nose. This is likely to be the course of treatment if the cosmetic imperfections are related to the soft tissue areas of the nose.

An endonasal rhinoplasty is often called for to address issues with the interior of the nose. This is more likely to be the course of treatment if the cosmetic imperfections of your nose are related to structural or breathing issues. This could also include a deviated septum.

Fat transfer augmentation or a cartilage graft might also be recommended to improve other structural or shaping issues.

If you have an issue with the appearance or function of your nose, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery.