Various techniques can be used to perform rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery, depending on the patient’s unique anatomical and aesthetic needs.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the nose reshaping surgeon will establish the candidacy of the patient for a specific type of cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure.
Reduction rhinoplasty is a commonly used nose reshaping technique. This procedure makes the nose more proportionate to the other features of the face. It is a suitable procedure for patients with nasal issues such as a bump on the nasal bridge, excessively flared nostrils, and an elongated nose tip.
In this procedure, the surgeon will remove tiny fragments of bone and cartilage to achieve aesthetically desirable results. Furthermore, the surgeon may use a technique called alar base reduction to shrink the nostrils. They will remove tiny amounts of tissue from the area where the cheek and nostrils connect while performing the alar base reduction.
Another major rhinoplasty plastic surgery technique is augmentation rhinoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon will graft bone or tissue to develop the nasal tip and/or bridge. Sometimes the surgeon uses cartilage sourced from other nasal areas such as the septum.
However, if the patient has insufficient tissue in this area, the surgeon may use cartilage from other body areas, rib bone, synthetic materials, and other forms of biological tissue.
For patients with nose injuries, a post-traumatic rhinoplasty may be an appropriate procedure. This procedure can improve the functionality as well as the appearance of the nose. This surgery can correct crooked noses and address issues in the nasal septum.
In many cases, patients of traumatic facial injuries suffer from broken noses. The surgeon may need to re-fracture the nose in such cases. Afterwards, they will reset the nose to attain desirable outcomes. A surgeon can usually set a basic nose fracture within a ten-day period after the injury.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is an appropriate procedure for patients who have lost their entire nose or a part of it to skin cancer, accidents, or another serious illness.
This treatment involves the surgeon rebuilding the nose through approaches such as skin grafts, flap techniques, and various other innovative procedures. This is a complex process in which the patient may need numerous surgeries over a few months.
Ethnic rhinoplasty also involves the use of the same techniques as other types of nose surgeries. People of African American, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanic, Middle-Eastern, and Asian lineage often seek ethnic rhinoplasty.
Individuals from these ethnicities usually have softer nasal contours. In this procedure, the surgeon will ensure that the integrity of the ethnic face remains undisturbed.
Doctors recommend that most teenage patients should wait until their nose is completely developed before undergoing nose reshaping surgery. Some exceptions are cases where the teen patient is experiencing breathing challenges or has undergone trauma.
Surgeons make sure that they protect the delicate nasal features of the teen patient during this surgery. In addition, the surgeon must determine that the teenager is psychologically and emotionally ready for nose surgery.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.