Nose reshaping cosmetic surgery or rhinoplasty can address aesthetic as well as physiological problems that may restrict a person’s ability to breathe properly. The surgery can also enhance the shape of the nose for better proportion with the rest of the facial features. Different rhinoplasty techniques can be applied to meet unique patient requirements.
Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides advanced aesthetic procedures for the face, body and breast to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this majestic section of America.
Types of Functional Rhinoplasty
Correcting a Deviated Septum
The nasal septum is the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal cavity into half. The septum may bend on one side, resulting in an S-shape or externally in a C-shape. The site where the septum bends will determine whether the cosmetic surgeon should reshape the upper bony portion of the septum near the top of the nose or the lower cartilaginous region.
In some cases, the septum may even move from the frontal nasal spine in a condition called septal deviation. In these cases, the surgeon may need to address the shift of the septum and align its base with the frontal nasal spine again.
This procedure can treat turbinates that may have become inflamed because of allergies or some other irritants. Sometimes a turbinate could contract if the deviated septum pushes it to one side.
As a result, the opposite turbinate becomes bigger to make up for the turbinate that has become constricted. This can cause additional hindrance in breathing, which can be corrected with turbinate rhinoplasty.
Just like oversized turbinates, nasal polyps also typically occur because of allergies and other irritants. Nasal polyps are benign growths that occur within the passageway of the nose and seem like a soft, jelly bulb. The surgeon will utilize a snare instrument to access the nose from inside and remove them carefully.
Types of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Correcting the Radix
The bony upper part of the nose is called the radix. The radix and cartilage underneath may be significant enough to cause a bump. A shallow radix could create a depression or a bump. The surgeon can reduce the radix carefully slicing off small parts.
Straightening a Crooked Nose
If the patient has a marginally crooked nose, the surgeon may straighten it by removing some amount of cartilage and bone. They could also shift tissue to correct this condition.
Tip Rotation and Reduction
If the nose has poor definition or appears too much defined, it may not have a correct rotation. Rotation refers to the upward or downward turn of the nose tip. The surgeon will carefully evaluate the nasal base while adjusting the tip by reshaping the cartilage.
Nose surgery is a popular procedure among individuals whose facial ethnicity is marked by a broad nose. Patients of Asian and African descent often consider ethnic rhinoplasty to decrease the width of their nose. It is paramount that the surgeon maintains the integrity of the face and original ethnic identity when performing this procedure.
Focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia and other neighborhoods and cities in The Peach State for various surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
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