Thinking About Getting a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?
- Rhinoplasty (otherwise known as a nose job, or nose reshaping) is one of the most complex of all cosmetic surgeries— poor surgical technique can lead to permanent deformity. Choose your surgeon wisely.
- Surgeons trained and board certified by the American Academy of Otolarngology – Head and Neck Surgery are also trained extensively in plastic surgery techniques for the nose.
- Rhinoplasty results are rarely ever absolutely perfect, but an accomplished surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty will more often come closest. Without experience, artistic skill and technical expertise, a good cosmetic outcome is impossible.
- A nose that looks great on someone else, say a famous actor or actress, may look awkward on you. A skilled, artful surgeon will use a computer model to help you find the look you want with a realistic expectation of what is possible. However, an exact match difficult to achieve for anyone performing the surgery.
- A misshapen nose can be transformed dramatically, but thebasic architecture can only change so much. Be realistic.
- Good Rhinoplasty outcomes have at least one thing in common — a natural appearance. The most attractive nose is one that is in harmony with your other facial features – it should blend in.
- The outcome of your surgery depends not only on a good surgeon, but on good tissue and favorable healing responses. Your genetic make-up can effect even the most skillful surgery, especially when combined with weak cartilage and poor skin. Your surgeon should advise you on what you can do to optimize your healing capabilities, and whether or not you have the characteristics to achieve your ideal result.
- All other factors being equal, an individual with a smooth clear complexion, firm nasal cartilage, forgiving skin and good general health will have the best prognosis for a favorable rhinoplasty outcome.
- A strong, well proportioned nasal skeleton is the key to lasting beauty and function. Skeletal support should be preserved or enhanced by reshaping, repositioning, or reinforcing the tip cartilage as opposed removing it. Talk specifics about tip cartilage with your surgeon.
- If the nasal tip is your area of concern, there are several approaches that can be taken to restore symmetry and proper shaping to the nasal tip. During an initial consultation, your surgeon should be able to examine your nose and discuss the best technique with you.
- Again, if you are most concerned with the nasal tip, you should know that breaking the nose is not a required step. The upper third of the nose is bone while the rest is cartilage. If the only thing you need is to reduce the tip, your surgeon should be able to avoid breaking any bone.
- Surgical swelling may distort the nose for several months after surgery. So be patient and don’t be disappointed in the beginning. Your result will not be evident for a little while.
- Revision Rhinoplasty is considerably more complicated and far more costly. It is often less effective than a first-time, or primary rhinoplasty. So you want it to be right the first time.
- Revision surgery is sometimes appropriate to touch up a minor imperfection, and the risk may be justified for repairing a misshapen or poorly breathing nose.
- Revision surgery should be considered with caution. If you are looking for the perfect nose, you should know that perfection is difficult to achieve in rhinoplasty. So before you endanger an almost perfect nose with revision surgery, get several opinions and do your research. You could end up going through a lot of misery and spending a fortune just to get your old nose back.
- In some, a non-surgical Rhinoplasty may be an option using dermal fillers. It can be performed to:
- Reduce the appearance of a bump
- Improve symmetry
- Augment a flat bridge of the nose
- Reduce or eliminate depressions, dents, or grooves
- Raise and define a flat bridge
- Lift a drooping nasal tip
- De-emphasize a large rounded tip
- Correct a “scooped out” or “saddle-nose” profile
At DermOne, Dr. Blanks performs Rhinoplasty more predictably, more accurately, and more effectively than most. She has the right combination of surgical skill, artistic talent, and eye for what is realistic to achieve. She will advise you appropriately on whether you have favorable tissue, and how cosmetic Rhinoplasty can produce a naturally beautiful nose that will flatter the face and last a lifetime. If you are considering Septoplasty, Dr. Blanks can get you breathing well and produce a cosmetic result that you will be happy with.
Give us a call to set up a free consultation (910)762-1070.