Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, can reshape, resize, or correct functional issues within the nose. However, rhinoplasty is a complex procedure. Dr. David A. Sherris is a double board-certified surgeon who can provide precise, personalized treatment.
Rhinoplasty, or septoplasty, most people would call a "nose job." We call it a septorhinoplasty if we fix the inside and the outside, and a rhinoplasty just means the outside. Why do people come for rhinoplasty? Most people who present complain of the appearance of their nose so they want it corrected - either something they perceive as not perfect or it just bothers them. Many times, we also find that they have an underlying breathing problem so we really try to address the appearance and the function simultaneously. And even someone who has a minor breathing problem, if we don't address that simultaneously as we're addressing the appearance, we run the risk of actually making the breathing worse. So if we just correct the appearance and don't correct that deviated septum, it's much like fixing a house that's on a crooked foundation. If you don't fix that crooked foundation, the house is never going to be perfect and in the future, it might even crumble. In choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, you really want to make sure that you have an experienced surgeon. I personally present throughout the world at rhinoplasty courses, I do surgery around the world to teach other surgeons, I've trained over 60 doctors who practice in the U.S. in the field of rhinoplasty, so really, I've had experience that isn't that common. I've been lucky enough to publish in the medical field on rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty and especially in addressing both the appearance and function through nasal surgery. It's really been an integral part of my practice since my fellowship, my first nine years working at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and in the past 15 years here in Buffalo. It's the most common procedure I do and I really strive for excellence in that procedure and really aim to address both the primary and the revision rhinoplasty patients who come to me from throughout the world.