Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery in Santa Barbara

Nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) can be done to help either appearance or breathing function.  This is usually done with incisions hidden inside the nose.  The external shape can be changed or corrected by altering the bone, cartilage, and soft tissue underneath the skin allowing for a more ideal relationship among the parts.  The end result should not have an “operated” look and, in fact, the best work is usually not detected.  Airway function is always important.  If you have a deviated septum (the structure that divides the nose into two passages) that is causing breathing difficulties, this should be treated at the same time.