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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to revise the shape of the nose or improve its functionality. While the majority of my patients choose this procedure to enhance the appearance of their noses, others wish to correct their breathing or need revision surgery from a previous rhinoplasty. Whatever the reason for considering this procedure, I will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that takes into account your cultural background, age, facial features, and goals for the procedure. The results of rhinoplasty can have a powerful effect on your confidence by providing natural-looking improvement that enhances the beauty of your face as a whole.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

There are many surgical approaches to rhinoplasty that can be used depending on the type of correction you need. In general, rhinoplasty utilizes either an open or closed technique. During your initial consultation, we will decide together which option will provide the best results.

Open Approach

Open Approach

The open approach involves an incision across the columella (the skin between the nostrils). This allows better access to the underlying nasal structures during surgery.

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Closed Approach

Closed Approach

The closed approach involves incisions within the nostrils so that no scars are detected after surgery. Specialized tools allow me to view and perform the procedure precisely.

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What do you desire?

Removing a Bump

About 70 percent of the patients I see in my clinic dislike the appearance of their nose in profile, specifically the bump on the bridge.

A bump on the nose can be caused by excess bone, cartilage, or both. Spreader grafts may need to be placed depending on the amount of tissue removed to provide support.

Refining the Tip

Reducing the Bridge

Revising Previous Surgery

Restoring Functionality

Concerns

Recovery

Breathing through the nose is affected for the first couple of days after surgery but is much improved within one week, at which time the nasal splint is removed if it was used.

Patients can see the results of the procedure after the first month, but because swelling may take a long time to completely subside, full results may not be evident for several months.

Scars

Cost

Pain

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