Depending on the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of the patient, a rhinoplasty surgeon can determine the right nose reshaping cosmetic surgery technique for them.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient as a candidate for a specific type of rhinoplasty procedure.
Reduction rhinoplasty is a common nose reshaping technique. This procedure involves making the nose more proportionate to the other facial features. It can successfully address issues such as a bump on the nose bridge, excessively wide nostrils, and an elongated nasal tip.
The surgeon will excise small pieces of bone and cartilage from the nose to make it more harmonious with other facial characteristics. They may also use a technique known as an alar base reduction to decrease the size of the nostrils. In performing alar base reduction, the surgeon will remove small amounts of tissue from the region where the cheek and nostrils connect.
Augmentation rhinoplasty is another significant nose reshaping technique. This cosmetic surgery procedure involves the grafting of bone or tissue to build-up the nose tip and/or bridge. In this procedure, the surgeon may sometimes use cartilage from other areas of the nose, such as the septum.
But if the patient does not have an adequate amount of tissue in this region, they may use cartilage from other areas of the body, rib bone, synthetic materials, and other types of biological tissue.
Post-traumatic rhinoplasty may be a suitable procedure for patients of nasal trauma. This technique can enhance the functionality and appearance of the nose. This procedure can address crooked noses and problems in the septum.
Many patients of traumatic facial injuries also suffer from fractured noses. In such cases, the surgeon may need to re-fracture the nose. They will subsequently reset the nose to achieve desirable results. A surgeon can typically set a basic nose fracture within a ten-day period following the injury.
For patients who have lost their entire nose or a portion of it to skin cancer, accidents, or another serious condition may benefit from reconstructive rhinoplasty.
In this procedure, the surgeon rebuilds the nose through approaches such as flap techniques, skin grafts, and various other advanced methods. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a complex process in which the patient may require multiple surgeries over several months.
Ethnic rhinoplasty involves the same nose reshaping techniques as other types of rhinoplasty procedures. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a popular procedure for people of Afro-Caribbean, African American, Middle-Eastern, and Asian heritage.
People from these ethnicities often have softer nasal contours. It is important for the surgeon to maintain the integrity of the ethnic face while performing such procedures.
Teenage patients should wait until their noses are fully developed before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. Some exceptions include cases where the teenage patient is experiencing breathing problems or has undergone trauma.
An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will ensure that they protect the delicate nasal structure of the teenage nose during this procedure. Furthermore, the surgeon must make sure that the teen is emotionally and psychologically ready for rhinoplasty.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
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