The “Total Nose Approach™” is a philosophy, not a procedure. The surgery in which the inside of the nose, as well as the outside of it, is optimized is known as the “Total Nose Approach™ Procedure”. A Total Nose Approach™ procedure may involve sinus, septum, and/or turbinate procedures to address the internal issues, as well as a Rhinoplasty procedure to address the outside of the nose.
A Total Nose Approach™ procedure may be for you if you have any of the following symptoms or concerns:
- Crooked nose
- Nasal hump/bump
- Blocked nose
- Difficulty breathing
- Sinus congestion or pressure
- Loss of the sense of smell
Any or all of these symptoms can stem from problems with the outside or inside of your nose. The nose is a complex organ; many people assume that the nose is simply an external feature of the face that has a variable size and contains two nostrils, a tip, and a bridge. The nose is so more than that! It actually extends from that visible tip, all the way back toward the center of the head. The inside of the nose is intricately designed with multiple different structures and spaces that are responsible for nasal breathing (nasal septum, nasal valves, and sinuses), air filtration and humidification (turbinates), and transportation of air through its many complexities to the lower airway (lungs). The internal nose also has protective functions, which can sometimes go awry, leading to sinus infections, headaches, congestion, excessive drainage, problems with smell and taste, and allergies, among many other issues.
Changing the shape of the nose can enhance your appearance, give you confidence, and improve your breathing at the same time. At the Nose and Sinus Institute of Boca Raton, Dr. Nachlas and Dr. Hancock perform Rhinoplasty for patients who would like to reshape, reduce, or augment their noses for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Patients of all ages and ethnicities seek out their highly specialized training to improve both the form and the function of their noses.
If you would like to learn more about changing the form and function your nose for the better, call or email to schedule your consultation today.