Rhinoplasty Philosophy

Dr. Handal is very passionate about rhinoplasty. "The nose, as well as the eyes, are the fixation points of the face", says Dr. Handal. A nose that is sculpted and balanced with the other facial features will bring out the person's full beauty.


Dr. Handal is a leading expert in the "closed technique" of rhinoplasty. This is where the incisions are made strictly within the nose. Although the "open rhinoplasty" technique is gaining in popularity with many surgeons, a scar will always be visible, to some degree, on the lower portion of the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Patients come to see Dr. Handal, both nationally and internationally, to have their noses corrected from a previous surgery. "one must not only be concerned about the cosmetic appearance of the nose, but also its function and the ability to breathe." To repair these noses, the technique of cartilage grafting is often used and Dr. Handal is truly an expert in this particular area.

Boca Raton Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery

If the size and shape of your nose does not match the rest of your face, nose reshaping cosmetic surgery with Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Handal may be the solution. A rhinoplasty (nose job) procedure can reshape or re-size your nose or nostrils to better match the shape of your face. Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can help balance of your face, increasing your self-confidence.

Your Individual Goals

Your goals will be discussed realistically with Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Handal. Rhinoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries. Together you will decide which procedures Dr. Handal will perform in order to enhance they symmetry of your face. You will then set a date for surgery and be given instructions about how to prepare.
Rhinoplasty Procedure Details
Your nose reshaping cosmetic surgery with Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Handal will be performed with anesthesia. Dr. Handal will make an incision through your nostrils. Dr. Handal will then reshape your nose and cartilage to create the shape you desire.

Considering rhinoplasty? Here are ten of its major benefits. Read this list while making your decision - it could change your life.

Do you have an aesthetic or medical concern about your nose? If so, you're not alone. Rhinoplasty is the third most common form of plastic surgery and has an impressive 90% satisfaction rate!

So, what is rhinoplasty?

It's the technical term for "nose job" and it involves the reshaping of nasal cartilage and bone. Clients opt for this surgery for a number of reasons and report overall improvements with their mental and physical well-being.

If you're currently considering a nose job, keep reading. There's a lot you need to know, so let's see what others are saying and discuss the 10 reasons why people choose rhinoplasty.

Deviated Septum 

Deviated septums are one of the main reasons clients proceed with Rhinoplasty.
A deviated septum occurs when your nasal septum (that wall that divides your two nasal cavities) is misaligned. This alters, and in some cases, completely obstructs, breathing passages which can lead to several health issues.
That nasal wall is made up of soft cartilage and bone, and surgeons make careful incisions to re-shape and re-center the septum.
Deviated nasal septums are not uncommon. In fact, 80% of all people have some kind of deviated septum and more than 2 million cases are currently being treated.

A Good Night's Sleep

Is your snoring getting so bad that it's waking you up at night?
Also known as sleep apnea, snoring is an extremely common problem that affects 90 million adults in the U.S. alone. However, more people are looking into rhinoplasty to eliminate their sleep apnea, thus decreasing their chances of the following minor to severe health problems:

  • Acid reflux

  • Irregular heart rhythm

  • Stroke

  • Heart disease

  • Headaches and migraines

If you have a deviated septum or nasal blockage, you may want to look into rhinoplasty to treat your sleep apnea.

Breath Easier

Breathing problems are mentally and physically problematic and are triggered by a host of health issues, some of which involve structural issues with the nose. If you're unable to breathe properly through your nose, chronic mouth breathing can increase your risk for the following:

  • Oral hygiene problems

  • Cavities

  • Acid reflux

  • Sore throat

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Sleep disorders

This is what happens when not enough oxygen gets to your brain. To correct your nasal problems, a plastic surgeon will assess what structural adjustments you need to breath easier.

Chronic Sinus problems

If you have sinus problems, you're all too familiar with facial swelling, runny nose, congestion, and unbelievable sinus pressure. In fact, almost 30 million U.S. adults suffer from sinus infections, otherwise known as sinusitis.
When left untreated, chronic sinus problems can trigger the following:

  • Frequent headaches

  • Increased risk for common colds

  • Halitosis (bad breath)

  • Impacted vision

  • Aches and pains in your jaw

  • Ringing or pain in your ear

Sinuses are common with people with deviated septums and other structural nasal problems. To relieve the pressure, more people are now turning to rhinoplasty to find a long-term solution.

Rhinoplasty for Birth Defects

Rhinoplasty is not a purely cosmetic procedure. It's also a functional procedure that's crucial for correcting facial malformations.
This procedure is often required for congenital nose problems, which are malformations acquired since birth. If left untreated, conditions like cleft palate and choanal atresia can lower confidence, cause depression, and worsen respiratory problems.

Broken Nose

If you're an athlete, then you've probably experienced your fair share of whacks to the face. Sports and other physical activities are the leading cause of broken noses. Car wrecks, falls, and other injuries can also leave nasal fractures.
If left untreated, nasal fractures may heal the wrong way and lead to the following issues:

  • Worsening of your deviated septum

  • Your septum filling up with blood causing a septal hematoma

  • A permanently crooked nose.

  • Respiratory problems

  • Low confidence

Correction of Previous Cosmetic Nasal Surgery

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty by another doctor, secondary nose reshaping cosmetic surgery with Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Handal may be the solution. A rhinoplasty (nose job) procedure can reshape or re-size your nose or nostrils to better match the shape of your face. Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can help balance of your face, increasing your self-confidence.

Improve Self-Esteem

Sometimes the smallest change can make all the difference. Rhinoplasty is both a cosmetic and functional surgery that can boost confidence and uplift your mood if you're seriously concerned about the look of your nose.
One study found that people who felt strongly about changing one of their physical attributes reported a high degree of satisfaction, increased self-esteem, and a stronger sense of "joy" overall.
Improved self-esteem post-surgery has also been linked to improved work performance too. A healthy boost of confidence can help you realize your potential, improve your networking skills, and increase your productivity.

Boost Teen Confidence

You should carefully assess all your options if you're considering rhinoplasty for your teen. However, if your teen is strongly self-conscious about their nose and showing signs of depression, anxiety, and slipping grades as a result, then rhinoplasty should be considered.
A report from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive surgery found that bullying plays an important role in whether a teen decides to get rhinoplasty. Plus, 68% of parents today say they would consider rhinoplasty for their teen if it would relieve and prevent bullying.

Achieve Balance

Rhinoplasty also brings symmetry back to your face.
Broken noses that have healed wrong, untreated congenital malformation, and deviated septums can throw off the symmetry of your face. This can lead to low self-esteem and even depression in severe cases.
Symmetrical faces have an aesthetically pleasing quality, and a plastic surgeon can work with you to achieve a balance that's right for you.
Remember, rhinoplasty isn't a decision to go into lightly. Planning makes perfect, and  Dr. Handal  has the experience, compassion, and knowledge to make sure you're ready for an amazing change.
Helping those in Boca Raton achieve the confidence they desire is Dr. Handal's passion. Get in touch today.