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Nose Reshaping

Nose Job Surgery (Rhinoplasty):

Rhinoplasty, also called "plastic surgery" of the nose or a "nose job," is a very popular procedure that can make profound differences not only in the balance of facial features, but also in a person's self-esteem. The aesthetic improvements that can be made include decreasing or increasing the size of the nose, altering the tip or bridge of the nose, and narrowing or changing the shape of the nostril. Although rhinoplasty is most often sought for cosmetic reasons, it can also help correct structural defects that may cause breathing problems.

Rhinoplasty Candidates?

Nose reshaping candidates should be at least in their mid teens - 14 to 15 for girls, and slightly older for boys. At these ages, the nasal bone has fully grown and shape of the nose has stabilized. All rhinoplasty patients should have realistic expectations for their surgery. It is helpful for us to know, prior to surgery, what the patient hopes to look like after rhinoplasty, but it is important that those expectations be aligned with what is surgically possible. Before the rhinoplasty surgery, you'll have a chance to discuss your personal goals in detail with us.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

When preparing for your rhinoplasty procedure, it's a good idea to prepare yourself mentally for the physical change that you'll be going through, as well as the recovery time that will be necessary.

About the Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Plastic surgery of the nose begins when the rhinoplasty surgeon makes an incision either inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or across the skin (open rhinoplasty)that separates the nostrils (this skin is called the columella). The cartilage and bone that make up the framework of the nose are then exposed and sculpted to create the desired shape and profile. The plastic surgeon then stitches the skin back into place to complete the nose surgery. Rhinoplasty surgery generally lasts about two to three hours. Some corrections can be done on an outpatient basis whereas others require a day stay in hospital.

Rhinoplasty Results?

The vast majority of rhinoplasty patients who choose qualified surgeons to perform their surgery are satisfied with their results. In many cases, very slight changes to the structure of the nose - sometimes as little as a few millimeters - can produce drastic and pleasing results. To ensure the greatest chance of satisfactory healing following your procedure, there are several steps you should take following your surgery.

Revision Rhinoplasty?

When mistakes are made during a rhinoplasty procedure, or when patients are simply so dissatisfied with the results of their procedure that they cannot accept them, revision rhinoplasty is the answer. Though following the initial nose surgery, the tissue usually must be allowed to heal for some time before a revision procedure may be undertaken, nevertheless significant improvements may be seen through revision rhinoplasty.

The Non surgical Nose Job?

Nowadays an option is available to select group of people who do not want to undergo surgical nose job . Non surgical nose jobs are nose jobs which do not actually alter the structure of the nose itself. This is done through the injection of a facial filler. The type of filler that is used will be determined by you and us after a discussion of your goals and medical history. Just as fillers are used to plump out wrinkles, they can fill out areas of the nose to correct minor deformities. While this procedure certainly has limitations, it can be much more affordable than full plastic surgery of the nose, and can be done much quicker with little or no downtime.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose surgery designed to improve aesthetics while still maintaining ethnic characteristics. People with the same ethnic backgrounds tend to have similarities in their nasal features; some have particularly wide bases, while others might have more pronounced nasal bridge. Ethnic rhinoplasty can preserve or enhance these characteristics, depending on your taste.

Rhinoplasty for Men?

Rhinoplasty surgery, as far as the procedure is concerned, is essentially the same for men as it is for women. But there are differences in the aesthetics of the male nose versus the female nose that must be taken into consideration. While every case must be addressed individually, based on your physical condition and goals, there are certain aesthetic commonalities in male noses.