Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery procedures can be performed using different techniques to suit the unique needs of a patient.
During the pre-op consultation, the nose surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for a particular type of cosmetic rhinoplasty. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities across the landscape.
Reduction rhinoplasty is a common nose reshaping procedure. This surgery gives the patient a nose that is more proportional to other facial features. This type of rhinoplasty is useful for issues such as an elongated nasal tip, excessively flared nostrils, and bumps on the nose bridge.
The surgeon removes minuscule pieces of cartilage and bone to achieve aesthetically desirable outcomes. To shrink the nostrils, the surgeon may use a technique known as alar base reduction. In this procedure, the surgeon takes out small amounts of tissue from the location where the cheek and nostrils meet.
Augmentation rhinoplasty is another major nose reshaping cosmetic surgery procedure. In this surgery, the surgeon grafts tissue or bone to create the tip of the nose and/or the bridge. In certain cases, the surgeon uses cartilage taken from other areas in the nose such as the nasal septum. But if the patient does not have sufficient tissue in this region, the surgeon can use cartilage from other locations on the body, rib bone, synthetic material, or other types of biological tissue.
A post-traumatic rhinoplasty procedure can help patients with nose injuries. This surgery can enhance both functionality and appearance. Surgeons use this surgery to address crooked noses and rectify problems in the nasal septum.
Many times, post-traumatic rhinoplasty patients suffer from broken noses. Such cases require the surgeon to re-fracture the nose. Subsequently, the nose is reset to achieve optimum results. A surgeon can typically set a basic nose fracture with a 10-day period after the fracture.
Patients that have lost their entire nose or a part of it to skin cancer, accidents, or another severe illness can benefit from reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery. In this treatment, the surgeon will rebuild the nose through using processes such as flap technique, skin grafts, and various other innovative techniques. This is a complicated procedure which may need multiple surgeries over a few months.
In ethnic rhinoplasty procedures, surgeons use the same techniques as other types of nose reshaping surgeries. This rhinoplasty procedure is mostly performed on people of Afro-Caribbean, African American, Hispanic, Middle-Eastern, and Asian heritage. People from these ethnicities have softer nasal contours. Surgeons ensure that the distinct features of these faces remain undisturbed.
In a majority of the cases, doctors recommend that teen patients should wait till their nose is fully developed before considering a rhinoplasty.
Cases of difficulty in breathing and trauma are exceptions. Surgeons ensure that they protect the fragile nasal features if a teenage patient undergoes this surgery. Furthermore, the surgeon must establish that the patient is psychologically and emotionally ready for a rhinoplasty procedure.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this region of California for rhinoplasty.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.