Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty is the oldest procedure in facial plastic surgery, and one of the most popular. The result can be subtle or dramatic depending on the patient’s desired effect. It is also the most complex operation in cosmetic surgery. Nasal anatomy and facial structure vary from person to person, and procedures must be individualized for each patient.
There has been a lot of press lately about a “non-surgical” rhinoplasty, which uses fillers such as Juvaderm. Restylane and Radiesse that are injected to fill around bumps and camouflage the nose. This might be fine for small areas, but these are temporary fillers. Rhinoplasty is an artistic sculpting of the nose that involves removing and narrowing some areas and enhancing others.
Being able to see what your face might look like after rhinoplasty can be very useful. Computer imaging makes this possible. Computer images help both the patient and doctor visualize potential changes in the face prior to surgery. It also helps stimulate dialogue between Dr. DeChiara and the patient in further understanding the operation. Computer imaging is not a guarantee of results, but a wonderful tool for demonstrating possible enhancements to the nose and face. As a matter of fact, most patients feel their live results are better than the image they once saw.