Thousands of people across Florida and the United States have discovered rhinoplasty to be an ideal solution to cosmetically reshape their nose and achieve a more proportionate look with the rest of their facial features. For others, rhinoplasty can serve a functional purpose in reconstructing broken or malformed nasal bones and cartilage that may interfere with their ability to breathe.
If you are in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale area and would like to request a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Shuster, please contact us.
So what exactly is rhinoplasty, and what does it entail? Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic or functional surgery of the nose, also known as a "nose job". This procedure can be used to correct structural defects by breaking the bones of the nose and re-setting them in a more structurally correct position. Cosmetically, however, rhinoplasty can be used to reshape the nose and remove humps, asymmetries, or other characteristics an individual may find undesirable.
Performed under a general anesthetic or with local anesthetic, tiny incisions are made in the nostrils. Sometimes, small incisions are also made on the skin that divides the nostrils, known as the columella. After the soft tissues have been separated from the structures beneath, the cartilage and bone are reshaped to achieve the pre-determined effect.
Sometimes, in rare cases where the nasal bone and/or cartilage structure have been damaged or compromised, a synthetic implant can be used to reconstruct the nose and nasal passage architecture. Synthetic materials, however, can sometimes lead to long-term complications (e.g., migration and extrusion). As such, cartilage from a patient's own ear, rib or septum may be deemed as a more appropriate material for reconstructive rhinoplasty.
Dr. Shuster, a board certified Florida plastic surgeon, is experienced in a variety of rhinoplasty techniques and can proceed with the most applicable procedures relative to his patient's individual needs. Request a consultation with Dr. Shuster today to discuss which procedures may be most appropriate for you.
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As with any cosmetic surgery, there is no one-size-fits-all procedure. Nose surgery is one of the most visible procedures one can have and, as such, should take a number of factors into consideration.
While rhinoplasty is technically a nose job, the way your nose works in harmony with the rest of your facial features should be the underlying guide for determining the proper course of action. During your consultation, Dr. Shuster will discuss the way your nose fits with the rest of your facial structure, such as the prominence of your cheek bones, the positioning of your chin, and the orientation of your brow. It is important to have this detailed discussion with Dr. Shuster before you begin to determine how rhinoplasty can best create a more desired effect to your nose and face.
If you would like to discuss your rhinoplasty interests and concerns, please call 954.961.5500 or request a consultation.