Rhinoplasty simply refers to reshaping of the nose and can be performed either non-surgically or surgically. Rhinoplasty was one of the original procedures in the specialty of Plastic Surgery. It is one of the most challenging and satisfying procedures I perform. This is largely due to the fact that the nose represents an important focal point for facial harmony, and reshaping the nose can produce dramatic results to the overall facial aesthetic.
Reshaping the nose without surgery is an office procedure performed using HA fillers. These are the same fillers used in lip augmentation or correction of facial wrinkles.
Under local anesthesia, fillers may be used to achieve limited refinements of the nose such as correction of a dorsal hump (a bump on the nose); defining the nasal dorsum; improving tip projection; and correction of asymmetries.
The consultation and procedure takes about 45-minutes and results are instantaneous. There is virtually no down time. It is a safe and useful technique for clients who are not ready to commit to surgery or who are simply seeking modest changes of the nose. In some clients, it offers a preview before making a decision to undergo surgery. It must be noted that the results are durable for approximately 6-months to a year.
For clients who are seeking significant reshaping of the nose, I recommend Surgical Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and is an outpatient procedure. With a surgical rhinoplasty, it is possible to achieve permanent results including correction of dorsal hump; refinement of the dorsum; refinements of the tip of the nose; correction of deviated septums; narrowing of the base of the nose etc. In many cases, cartilage grafts are used to achieve reshaping and tip refinements. A surgical rhinoplasty may improve breathing in some patients.
In cases where the nasal bones are treated, a splint is required for several days after surgery. Strenuous activities are restricted for approximately 2-4 weeks following the procedure, although walking is mandatory the day following surgery.
Surgical rhinoplasty may be combined with other procedures such as chin augmentation or even face lifting to achieve optimal results.
In cases of both non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty, 3-D Imaging with the Crisalix imaging system is used to help plan the procedure.To see whether you are a candidate for rhinoplasty, please call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reddy at RAI.
This client underwent correction of asymmetry of the nose as well, smoothening of a dorsal hum, and tip refinement. His results will continue to improve over several months. Male rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in Plastic Surgery.