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What are the goals of each type of rhinoplasty?

QUESTION: What are the goals of each type of rhinoplasty? ANSWER: The goals for a rhinoplasty will vary depending on the desires and individual circumstances of the patient. The general goal is to improve the appearance of the nose and leave the patient with a nose they are happy with and one that is structurally [...]

What do you do during ethnic rhinoplasty to increase definition without leaving the patient with a pointy tip?

QUESTION: What do you do during ethnic rhinoplasty to increase definition without leaving the patient with a pointy tip? ANSWER: Ethnic patients typically have thick nasal skin. A lateral crural strut graft and an alar rim graft can be used together to achieve a great result. The rim graft helps to support the nostrils and [...]

Are grafts always used to fix a bulbous tip?

QUESTION:  I was watching a surgical video where a graft was used to fix a bulbous tip. Is this always the case?  I would have thought that you’re trying to slim down a bulbous tip and that the graft would be counter to that.   ANSWER:                             It really depends on the need of the patient.  [...]

Could the width of my nostrils be reduced ?

QUESTION:      I feel like my nose is too big for the otherwise delicate features of my face.  Could the width of my nostrils be reduced to make my facial features more refined?   ANSWER:                 Absolutely. It is possible to perform only an alar base reduction if it’s determined that the width of the nostrils is [...]

How is a crooked nose fixed?

QUESTION:                         I’m 24 years old and I’m hoping to have a rhinoplasty to fix my crooked nose. How is a crooked nose fixed? ANSWER:                                             If the nose is crooked, this can be due to septal saddle deviation of the septum. A deviated septum can also cause a deviated nose. A crooked nose can also be [...]

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What problems following rhinoplasty are related to steroids?

QUESTION: What sort of complications or problems following rhinoplasty are addressed with steroids. Is this safe? ANSWER:      Steroids injection such as kenalog may be used to reduce swelling. There is a risk of white spots appearing or an indentation, but these are very rare occurrences. Thank you very much for the question.

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How easy or difficult is it to fix a hanging columella?

QUESTION: My nose job was two years ago and I was initially very happy with the results. However I’ve become increasingly unsatisfied with my hanging columella. Can this be fixed? How easy or difficult of a fix is it? ANSWER: The columella is the fleshy portion of the nasal septum that marks its end. It [...]

Can I fix my nose job with fillers before I can have a revision rhinoplasty?

QUESTION: I have an indentation above my nasal tip that resulted from my rhinoplasty surgery. I know I have to wait a year before considering revision but in the meantime can I use a filler to fix it until the year is up? ANSWER: You can use a filler in the nose to fill an [...]

Is Thin Facial Skin a Problem for a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

QUESTION:          I have been told that I have very thin facial and nasal skin.  Could this be a problem if I wanted to have a nose job?   ANSWER:   This is not a problem but it is important that it is recognized so that the surgery can be tailored to your individual needs.  With a [...]

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What is the Best Option for a Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure?

QUESTION: If I want to have a revision rhinoplasty, is it best to have the procedure as soon as possible or wait several months?   ANSWER:         It is best to wait around one year from your previous surgery before having a revision.  Trying to have a revision performed sooner is not a good idea as [...]

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