Achieving Greater Finesse during Rhinoplasty

June 22, 2017 |

Rhinoplasty is widely regarded as one of the most technically challenging plastic surgeries to perform, so consistent advancements in technique are a must. Here’s a closer look at some of the ways that your surgeon can achieve superior finesse during nose reshaping for subtle, natural and extremely flattering results.

An Eye for Aesthetics

The face is a complex balance of shapes and proportions, so it’s crucial that your plastic surgeon has an exceptional eye for symmetry. While the nose may be the central facial feature, the nose itself really shouldn’t be a primary focal point; instead, achieving facial harmony is key. Noses that are too small or too sharp for the face can be every bit as distracting as noses that are too large or that have an asymmetrical shape.

Every patient’s face is different, every nose is different and every patient wants a different result, so there’s a high degree of artistry involved in creating the ideal nose shape. Rhinoplasty needs to be specific to each individual.

Surgical Advances

There can be multiple procedures performed during a single nose reshaping surgery. For example, a patient could desire a better defined bridge, a straighter shape and more refined tip – which must be performed all at once. The surgeon must have the proper (and ideally the most advanced) tools at his or her disposal in order to achieve optimal results.

One relative newcomer on the rhinoplasty scene is the ultrasonic bone aspirator. While there is only a small amount of bone in the nose, your surgeon might have to refine or remove a portion. Bone saws or rasps can accomplish this goal, but aren’t made for delicate work specifically. An ultrasonic bone aspirator can mean fantastic precision, and precision is the name of the game when it comes to rhinoplasty.