Rhinoplasty Or Nose Job Surgery Is Dr. Bared’s Most Performed Procedure
Rhinoplasty at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami has become the most requested surgical procedure for men in general, which has lead to a rise in its demand overall. One reason is because it has become an elective surgery that is quite affordable as well as practical. The results of a successful rhinoplasty are immediately noticeable in altering the shape or reducing the size of the nose. Another reason for this resurgence in rhinoplasty is that many of the stigmas of plastic surgery have fallen away and the nose is perhaps the most prominent feature of the face as a focal point other than the eyes. A successful rhinoplasty can restore self-confidence in a patient by restoring a sense of symmetry to the patient’s face and profile. A natural and aesthetically-pleasing nose should blend in with the features of the face that are already there, rather than making it obvious that a surgical procedure has been performed, at least once the bandages are off and the initial swelling has receded. Naturally a patient should speak with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon before deciding upon this course of action. It is best to communicate what you as a patient do and do not want so that the doctor may better assist you in meeting your cosmetic goals. It is also important to maintain realistic goals about the procedure, so that in this manner that you as a patient are best served by the doctor and their staff and any potential disappointment is averted.
Dr. Anthony Bared Rhinoplasty Specialist
Trained and Mentored by Dr. Dean Toriumi, one of the country’s most respected and talented rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Bared is one of just 43 fellowships awarded nationally.
Can Rhinoplasty Fix My Deviated Septum As Well?
At the time of rhinoplasty, a septoplasty is performed to correct a deviated septum. Strictly speaking a rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the outside if the nose to change its outward appearance. A septoplasty addresses the septum of the nose which is the cartilage and bone that divides each side of the nose. The septum is composed of both cartilage and bone and the deviation of either one can cause obstruction of the nose. An aspect of nasal breathing that is all too often overlooked are the components of the nose which contribute to nasal obstruction (nasal blockage). A mistake that is often made is attributing difficulty breathing through one side of the nose solely to a deviated septum. In order to help appreciate this concept, one needs to understand the nasal valve. The nasal valve is a three dimensional area inside the nose which provides the narrowest point to nasal breathing. If a cross-sectional area is taken of the nose at this point it would include the inferior turbinate, the septum, and the nasal sidewall. Therefore it is imperative that all these structures need to be properly examined to help with nasal obstruction. I am a otolaryngologist therefore nasal breathing is my top priority with any rhinoplasty I perform. If the patient has a pre-existing nasal obstruction prior to the rhinoplasty, I attempt to properly diagnose the cause of the obstruction and thereby perform techniques during the rhinoplasty to address these causes. If a patient does not have a pre-existing breathing difficulty it is then extremely important to not create an obstruction during the rhinoplasty through the techniques employed to change the shape of the nose. Performing a septoplasty during a rhinoplasty is often performed during my procedures particularly if cartilage grafts are needed to reshape the nose. I would thus use the cartilage removed from the septum as cartilage grafts to help reshape the cosmetic appearance of the nose. The septoplasty is performed through the same incision as that of the rhinoplasty.
What If I Already Had A Rhinoplasty But Am Not Happy With My Result?
Unfortunately, not everyone is fully satisfied with the outcome of their initial procedure. In these cases, a revision rhinoplasty is necessary to undo the changes that were made in the first procedure. The reasons for which patients request revision rhinoplasty are many, but are typically due to the appearance of their nose following the first rhinoplasty or due to problems breathing that developed as a result of their first procedure, as the healing process can be difficult to predict at times and scar tissue may form in unexpected ways. Even with the use of computer imaging to assist the doctor, there remains the potential for unexpected results by either the patient or the doctor. A rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to perform, a revision rhinoplasty even more so. A rhinoplasty revision takes considerably longer to perform than a primary rhinoplasty and may require additional techniques to be employed, such as bone grafting, which requires another incision at the donor site and tissue taken from places such as the ears or ribs. Factors that can influence the difficulty of the procedure are the number of previous rhinoplasty surgeries the patient has had, the amount of nasal tissue that remains to work with, and the patient’s goals for the new results of the revision rhinoplasty. By tackling the complications created by the previous procedure, revision rhinoplasty looks to improve the patient’s satisfaction with the nose and address any medical concerns.