Your nose is one of the most important features on your face because a proportional nose harmonizes and balances all of your other features. If you have a nose that is too large, wide, or round, it becomes the center of focus and does not allow your other features to excel. Your entire face can be improved dramatically by changing the shape of your nose to better fit your face through Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct an irregular nose and it is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures at Shine Cosmetic Surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Daniel H. Lin M.D., Rhinoplasty is usually chosen for aesthetic reasons however it can also be performed to correct birth defects and breathing problems. Although Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgery, it is also considered to be the most complex operation in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Lin understands that nasal anatomy and facial structure vary from person to person and that is why Rhinoplasty must be individualized for each patient who visits his practice. Through his several years of experience and hundreds of procedures performed, Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Lin’s specialties. During any cosmetic surgery he performs, Dr. Lin is committed to determining the best aesthetic solution for your facial anatomy and to perform the procedure that will maximize long-term results. Through Rhinoplasty, plastic surgeon Dr. Lin will enhance your nose to match your facial structure so that it will appear beautiful and natural.
Patients elect to have Rhinoplasty for many reasons and your nose appearance may be altered in a number of ways including:
- The overall size may be increased
- The overall size may be decreased
- A hump may be removed
- The angle of your upper lip and nose may be altered
- The bridge of your nose may be narrowed or reshaped
- The width of your nostrils may be reduced
- The bridge of your nose may be modified
- The tip of your nose may be reshaped
- The tip of your nose may be raised
- An elongated nose can be shortened
The technique chosen for your surgery will be determined by your anatomy and your desired results.
The two major techniques for nose surgery are:
- Open Rhinoplasty
- Closed Rhinoplasty
Open Rhinoplasty; also know as Open Structure Rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that places a small incision between your two nostrils called the columella. This provides Dr. Lin the opportunity to visualize the internal structures of your nose and place sutures precisely where they are required. This exposure allows for the absolute best control in contouring and strengthening your nasal structures. The disadvantage of open rhinoplasty is that the post-operative swelling may take significantly longer to dispel however the scar from your procedure is quite small and will fade rapidly.
A Closed Rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal, incisionless, or scarless rhinoplasty, is a technique that uses incisions on the internal lining of your nose. Since closed rhinoplasty does not require an external incision, it does not disturb the tissues as much as the open technique and you will heal more quickly.
While most people are happy with the new look of their nose after surgery, the fact remains that among cosmetic surgery procedures Rhinoplasty has one of the highest rates of patient dissatisfaction. Dr. Lin believes that this is a result of the lack of communication between surgeon and patient during the planning process and that is why he insists on a complete and thorough consultation. As a facial plastic surgery specialist with a strong aesthetic sense, Dr. Lin is highly experienced in refining the outcome of other surgeons’ work and he has the trusted reputation to create excellent results through Revision Rhinoplasty that are more in line your initial expectations. Revision Rhinoplasty is a procedure Dr. Lin performs for individuals who are seeking a redo from a previous nose job that did not live up to their ideal expectations.
During your Rhinoplasty, general anesthesia is used so that you will sleep and remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation is also an option for some patients. After your nose surgery, it is perfectly normal for your nose and eyes to be swollen and bruised and how much bruising or swelling you experience will depend on the complexity of your surgery. It is crucial that you follow Dr. Lin’s instructions because this will improve the healing process and you should also attend all of your scheduled follow-up appointments so that he can assess your progress. You should also keep your head elevated during the day and while sleeping, as this will greatly reduce swelling and recovery time. On average, nose surgery patients are usually able to return to work in 10-20 days, depending on their specific surgery, and results vary with each patient.
Shine Cosmetic Surgery is very proud to have made such a positive difference for so many of our patients who have decided on Rhinoplasty. If you are considering Rhinoplasty, feel free to contact our friendly staff and let them schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Lin would be pleased to discuss the details of nose surgery and how this procedure might be right for you so please call today if you are self conscious about your nose and you desire to improve your overall facial appearance.