When Should A Person Consider Nose Surgery
- If you are unhappy with the shape, size or angle of your nose
- If your nose is too large, too small or not in proportion to the rest of your face
- If you have breathing problems resulting from irregularities inside your nose
- If you have a nasal hump or a nasal tip that is drooping, too elevated or wide
What is involved in rhinoplasty surgery?
What the primary options available are?
There are two main incision approaches: the open approach and the internal (endonasal) approach.
In addition to incision options, there are various methods for augmenting your nose or smoothing surface deformities.
- Autologous cartilage grafts taken from your nasal septum (the wall inside the nose that divides one air passage from the other) offers the best chance for a natural result. If cartilage and bone have already been removed from the nasal septum, then ear or rib cartilage and sometimes bone from the skull are other options.
- Although solid silicone implants are available for nasal surgery, these are foreign materials that may become infected or react poorly with your nasal tissues and have to be removed. That is why natural cartilage, if a supply is available, is the most trouble-free option.
- Fillers or fat grafts may also be injected to smooth the nose, to camouflage deformities or indentations, or to add volume in desired areas.
A significant proportion of patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery are concerned that the sheer size of their nose is disproportionate with their facial features.
Areas of particular concern are the presence of a bump on the bridge of the nose, excessive width of the bridge tip of the nose, and possibly excessive width of the nostrils.
Augmentation rhinoplasty refers to the type of surgery where the dimensions of the nose are increased.
This may well be the case in congenital underdevelopment of the nose, after injuries were the support cartilage has been damaged, after surgery which has led to loss of support, or when too much tissue has been removed.
In essence, all rhinoplasties are ethnic rhinoplasties, because they take in consideration ethnic characteristics of the nasal shape, skin and facial proportions.
The term has been associated however more with rhinoplasty for population groups with softer nasal contours, like the Afro-Caribbean, the Far Eastern or Pacific Rim populations.
Injuries to the nose, frequently lead to damage to the bone and cartilage support, and change the appearance of the nose, resulting in deviations, asymmetries and sometimes airway problems.
Deviations of the bones and cartilages of the nose, can be reset with relatively good success rate within the first week to 10 days after the injury.
Selecting A Surgeon You Can Count On…Trust you will receive a customized treatment plan, achieving optimal and desired results.
It’s important to choose your surgeon based on:
- Education, training, and certification
- Experience with rhinoplasty surgery
- Your comfort level with him or her
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After finding a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area who is experienced in performing rhinoplasty, you will need to make an office appointment to set up your consultation.