Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Rhinoplasty is used to improve the shape of the nose. Patients may perceive that their nose is too large, too small, too short, too long or crooked. They may be happy with their nose save for one or two subtle features that they would like corrected. Often, reshaping a nose is accompanied by structural problems within the nose that can impact breathing. Correction of breathing through the nose may require straightening of the partition or septum dividing the right and left halves of the nose. Straightening this septum is called a septoplasty and may be covered by insurance. Similarly, bony structures within the nose called turbinates shrink and swell as they serve to humidify air traveling through the nose. Surgical correction of the turbinates may also accompany a rhinoplasty to improve breathing and may also be covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty can be performed through a closed or an open approach. Each approach has merit and is chosen on the basis of what your surgeon plans to do to try to meet your goals with your rhinoplasty.
Dr. Terry Myckatyn has extensive training and experience in rhinoplasty. He emphasizes safe, natural results.
Dr. Myckatyn is a board certified plastic surgeon in St. Louis. He specializes in cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including:
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St. Louis, MO 63141
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St. Louis, MO 63110