While deformities of the nose can be the result of previous injury, for many people the most significant factor is one’s genetic makeup. Rhinoplasty involves the surgical correction of the shape of the nose. If you have breathing problems that result from structural defects of the nose, these often can also be addressed. Patients commonly express concerns about their noses which include size of the nose and width, bumps or depressions of the bridge, bulbous, drooping, or upturned tip, and crooked shape. Because each nose is unique, Dr. Hubert takes a personalized approach to each patient in order to restore overall facial harmony. Incisions are typically placed inside the nose and across the columella (the soft tissue which separates the nostrils). Rhinoplasty is done as an outpatient procedure, and sometimes patients might have to wear a post-operative splint on the outside of the nose, and even with splints inside the nose as well, for the first several days. A good candidate for nose reshaping surgery has reached skeletal maturity (which occurs during adolescence) and has a positive outlook and realistic goals.