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3 Common Procedures Performed with a Rhinoplasty

Learn about rhinoplasty at Boston's Coastal Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a common procedure used to alter the shape and profile of the nose.  There are several additional components that can be addressed at the same time that improve the overall outcome, both aesthetically and practically.  At my Boston-based practice, the 3 most common ancillary procedures are:

  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Chin Surgery

A deviated septum can disrupt the flow of air through the nose and contribute to a nose looking “crooked”.  A septoplasty, or straightening of the cartilage that lies between the two nasal openings, helps to relieve any blockages.  Furthermore, if any crooked cartilage needs to be removed, it can be sculpted and placed back or grafted to other portions of the nose in need of support.

Likewise, a deviated septum is often accompanied by the enlargement of one, or multiple, turbinates.  The turbinates are small bones inside the nose on its lateral walls, and similar to a deviated septum can block air flow.  Reducing a turbinate can be done in many ways and the technique used has to be carefully selected.  Some of the turbinate must remain as the turbinates function to humidify the air we breathe.

Lastly, facial aesthetics are a delicate balance, and the nose and chin are major players.  A small chin can make a nose appear larger and vice versa.  It is key to identify this during the consultation and plan accordingly.  While chin surgery can involve (re)moving a portion of the bone, most commonly I’ll perform a chin augmentation with an implant.  The scar can be well concealed and performed at the same time as the rhinoplasty.

While a septoplasty, turbinate reduction, or chin surgery are typically not the primary focus of an individual interested in a “nose job”, their appropriate selection and addition can greatly improve overall satisfaction with the result. Curious to see results of some of my actual Boston patients? View my online Photo Gallery.

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Dax Guenther, MD:
Coastal Plastic Surgery
2 Pond Park Road #308
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: (781) 740-7840
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Before/after hours appointments available
Dax Guenther, MD
6b Amelia Dr
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: (508) 901-9239
Dax Guenther, MD
170 Commonwealth Avenue #108
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 306-3175
Dax Guenther, M.D. is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery Dax Guenther, M.D. is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery FACS, Fellow American College of Surgeons

Dr. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Boston, Nantucket, and Hingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Guenther sees patients from Boston's South Shore and cities such as Cohasset, Scituate, Duxbury, Plymouth, Milton, Cambridge and Brookline. He performs facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and other procedures.

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Dax Guenther, MD:
Coastal Plastic Surgery

2 Pond Park Road #308
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: (781) 740-7840
Map of Nantucket Location
Dax Guenther, MD
6b Amelia Dr
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: (508) 901-9239
Map of Boston Location
Dax Guenther, MD
170 Commonwealth Avenue #108
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 306-3175
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Dr. is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Boston, Nantucket, and Hingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Guenther sees patients from Boston's South Shore and cities such as Cohasset, Scituate, Duxbury, Plymouth, Milton, Cambridge and Brookline. He performs facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and other procedures.