Facial symmetry is an aesthetic trait that many scientific studies have highlighted as a key factor in how humans (consciously or subconsciously) assess and evaluate facial attractiveness, and the shape, position, and size of the nose all play an integral role in establishing whether a face is, or is not, symmetrical. Because of this correlation, many individuals with facial asymmetry due to misshapen, crooked, or enlarged noses suffer from low self-esteem or heightened self-consciousness.

Fortunately, when performed by a plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping surgery) procedures can improve the proportions and shape of the nose, thereby enhancing the overall symmetrical balance of the face. Rhinoplasty also offers benefits outside the realm of aesthetics, and is a helpful procedure for patients with impaired breathing resulting from structural defects of the nasal cavity.

Some of the aesthetic improvements rhinoplasty surgery can provide include:

  • Improvement of genetic asymmetry of the nose, or nasal asymmetry resulting from an injury or accident
  • Size reduction of a nose that seems too wide or large for an individual’s face
  • Restoration of symmetry and balance to a crooked or off-center nose
  • Correction of a bump or depression on the bridge of the nose
  • Enhancing a nasal tip that has an upturned, drooping, or bulbous appearance
  • Reduction of overly wide, flared, or upturned nostrils

Nasal reshaping surgery is a complex procedure requiring a high level of precision and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and bone structure. At the private practice of Dr. Hanni Sinno M.D., you can rest easy knowing that you are in the care of a competent plastic surgeon, who makes a concerted effort to stay up to date with the latest advances in the field of facial plastic surgery in order to provide his patients with the best possible medical and aesthetic results from their nasal reshaping surgery.


Nasal reshaping surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sinno will conduct a thorough medical evaluation in order to determine whether a closed procedure or an open procedure would be the best choice for your specific case.

Closed rhinoplasty surgery is best suited for patients who require only slight nasal enhancements, and involves surgical incisions that are concealed within the nasal cavity.

Open rhinoplasty surgery is an appropriate option for patients who need more intensive nasal reshaping, and involves an incision made across the columella.

Both rhinoplasty techniques can involve the utilization of pieces of cartilage from the septum (the partition in the middle of the nose) to build up the existing structures of the nasal cavity, in order to create a more symmetrically balanced and proportionate nose.

Following the rhinoplasty procedure, internal nasal splints and external casts will be utilized for about seven days to support the new nasal structures. Patients can expect some post-surgical bruising and swelling around the cheeks and eyes, which should subside within 1-3 weeks.

Your rhinoplasty results will be apparent immediately after your surgery, and will continue to improve over the next few months, as any remaining swelling decreases. Although your total healing time will be determined by your body’s unique capacity to heal itself, you will be advised to refrain from all vigorous physical activity for at least six weeks following your rhinoplasty.


Dr. Sinno and his well-trained team members have worked to create a welcoming, healing office environment, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your rhinoplasty procedural details and options. Your nasal reshaping surgery will be uniquely customized to reflect your specific aesthetic goals, and you can be assured that you will have the best possible patient care throughout your rhinoplasty experience. If you would like additional information about nasal reshaping surgery, please contact Dr. Sinno’s office today. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions, and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sinno.

Pre and Post Operative Photos

Please Click here for representative examples of pre and post-operative photos of patients from the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

For more information on this specific procedure and to watch a 3D video animation, please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/3d-animations.html

Dr. Hani Sinno