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What Concerns Can Rhinoplasty Address? Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon Weighs In

Philadelphia surgeon discusses the many cosmetic and functional concerns rhinoplasty can address.

Award-winning Philadelphia plastic surgeon Joseph DiBello, MD, FACS discusses the many concerns rhinoplasty (or a “nose job”) can address, including both aesthetic imperfections and breathing complications.

Philadelphia, PA – Joseph DiBello, MD, FACS, a Philadelphia plastic surgeon with over thirty years of experience, emphasizes the profound effects rhinoplasty can have on a patient’s life. Colloquially known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed throughout the country, says Dr. DiBello, who adds that the ultimate goal of the procedure is to restructure the shape, size, and profile of the nose. “Rhinoplasty is extremely customizable,” he explains. “A highly qualified plastic surgeon will tailor the surgery to suit the unique anatomy of a patient’s face.” Dr. DiBello states that he utilizes both the “open” and “closed” rhinoplasty techniques, depending on the needs of the patient.

Dr. DiBello states that when in the hands of a qualified provider, rhinoplasty can not only enhance the profile, but also correct functional issues. Patients may seek the surgery to improve the aesthetic quality of the nose, to ease problems with breathing or congestion, or to achieve a combination of these goals. Below, Dr. DiBello discusses the myriad of ways this versatile procedure can benefit patients.

Meanwhile, the procedure can also address breathing problems, namely a deviated septum. This concern occurs when the septum, or the cartilage and tissue layer that separates the nasal passages, leans into either the left or right side of the nasal cavity and makes breathing more difficult. “Certain surgical methods can open up the passage to facilitate proper airflow,” Dr. DiBello continues, “which is important, considering the result of reducing the size of the nose also reduces the size of the air passages.”

Ultimately, Dr. DiBello encourages patients who wish to correct any of the above cosmetic or functional issues to reach out to a board-certified plastic surgeon. An experienced physician, he explains, will carefully evaluate the patient’s needs and create a personalized treatment plan that can address these concerns.

About Joseph DiBello, MD, FACS
Dr. Joseph DiBello, who is board-certified in both plastic and general surgery, is known in Philadelphia and beyond for his compassionate, conservative approach to cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. A member of several major medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. DiBello also serves as the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Jeanes Hospital and practices at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. He has developed a reputation for utilizing only proven, ethical techniques when performing surgeries like rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and liposuction, as well as non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. DiBello is available for interview upon request.

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