nasal tip rhinoplasty san diegoNose surgery (rhinoplasty) can be performed for many reasons. Many times patients are not concerned with the size and shape of their nose, but have a difficulty breathing through one or both sides of their nose. When the goal of surgery is to improve the way the nose works it is termed a “functional rhinoplasty”. The following complaints can be addressed with San Diego functional rhinoplasty:


  • A deviated septum
  • A crooked nose resulting from trauma (broken nose)
  • Difficulty breathing from either side of the nose
  • Nostrils that collapse when taking a deep breath
  • A bumpy or humped nose

Rhinoplasty can also be performed to change the nasal appearance. By recontouring the nasal bones and cartilage the nose can be brought into balance with the rest of the face. A nose that is not ideally suited to a particular face can leave someone feeling self-conscious. The following are some concerns that can be addressed during La Jolla cosmetic rhinoplasty:


  • A nasal tip that droops, protrudes, or is too wide
  • A nose that is disproportionately too large or too small
  • Nostrils that are excessively flared or pinched
  • A crooked or asymmetric nose
  • A bump or hump on the bridge of the nose
  • Deviated septum or difficulty breathing

Have more questions about rhinoplasty surgery, nose jobs, nonsurgical rhinoplasty or how to enhance your nasal appearance?  Please visit our informational page here. Don’t forget to view Dr. Kolstad’s gallery of Before & After images.

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