Rhinoplasty plastic surgery can be performed using various techniques, depending on the patient’s unique anatomical and cosmetic needs.
During the pre-op consultation, the nose surgeon will assess the patient as a candidate for a particular rhinoplasty procedure.
The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Reduction rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping technique which is commonly used for both women and men. This procedure creates a nose that is more proportionate to other facial characteristics. It is appropriate for patients with nasal problems such as a bump on the nasal bridge, excessively wide nostrils, and an elongated nasal tip.
This procedure involves the surgeon removing small pieces of bone and cartilage to create an aesthetically appealing nose shape. To resize the nostrils, the surgeon may use a technique known as alar base reduction.
In this cosmetic surgery procedure, they will eliminate small amounts of tissue from the region where the nostrils and cheek connect while undertaking the alar base reduction.
Augmentation rhinoplasty is another significant rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery technique. The surgeon will graft bone or tissue in this procedure to create a nasal tip and/or nasal bridge. At times, the surgeon uses cartilage taken from other areas of the nose, such as the septum.
But if the patient does not have adequate tissue in this region, they may use cartilage from other areas of the body or use rib bone, synthetic materials, and other types of biological tissue.
Patients with nose injuries may consider post-traumatic rhinoplasty to correct the shape of their nose. This procedure can enhance the functionality and appearance of the nose. It can also address crooked noses and treat problems in the nasal septum.
Many patients of traumatic facial injuries have fractured noses. In such cases, the surgeon may need to re-fracture the nose. Subsequently, they will reset the nose to achieve desirable results. A surgeon will typically set a basic nose fracture within a ten-day period following the injury.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a suitable procedure for patients who have lost their complete nose or a portion of it to accidents, skin cancer, or another serious medical condition.
In this procedure, the surgeon will rebuild the nose using various approaches such as flap techniques, skin grafts, and other innovative procedures. This is an intricate process in which the patient may need multiple procedures over a few months.
Ethnic rhinoplasty involves the same techniques as other types of nose reshaping procedures. This type of rhinoplasty is frequently sought by people of Afro-Caribbean, African American, Hispanic, Middle-Eastern, and Asian ancestry.
People from these ethnicities often have softer nasal contours. When performing ethnic rhinoplasty, an experienced surgeon will ensure that they do not disturb the integrity of the ethnic face.
Surgeons recommend that most teen patients should wait until their nose is fully developed before seeking rhinoplasty. Notably, cases, where the teenage patient is experiencing breathing issues or has undergone trauma, may be exceptions.
The surgeon will preserve the delicate nasal structure of the teenage nose during this procedure. Also, the surgeon will evaluate the teen before the procedure to ensure that they are psychologically and emotionally ready for nose reshaping surgery.
Cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
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