Rhinoplasty - Nose correction surgery functional and cosmetic
Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed to improve your nasal shape and function. There are two main principles that have to be adhered in rhinoplasty surgery. First to achieve a good functional nose so you can breathe well and secondly cosmetically appealing result. Patient's wishes are addressed right from the outset so to produce an aesthetically pleasing nose within the constraints of the existing nasal anatomy.
You have to tell your surgeon as to what aspect / part of your nose that you want changed and discuss details of surgery and recovery.
For example you may want to
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reduce a nasal hump
- Make you nose smaller or bigger
- Improve height and profile to upper lip
- Open or narrow nasal passages
- Make the nasal tip smaller/ fine
The two main techniques of rhinoplasty are open rhinoplasty and closed endo-nasal rhinoplasty. You should discuss with the surgeon which may suit your nose as there are advantages and disadvantages of each technique. You should also discuss postoperative care, complications, and unexpected outcomes at your consultation. Pre operative and post operative photography will be essential.
Reduction of nasal hump by removal of bone and cartilage shaded red
Build nasal dorsal support and profile by addition of cartilage or graft shaded green
Narrowing nasal tip by excision of cartilage marked red and reconstruction with sutures
Improving nasal tip projection and support by addition of cartilage or graft in green
Reducing the size of the nasal vestibule (base) by removal of soft tissue - broad nose to narrower nose. Scar heals well and is well hidden
Narrowing of the nasal tip
Specialist ENT Surgeon
For all enquiries and appointments call (09) 631 1950Gillies Hospital & Clinic
160 Gillies Avenue
Epsom, Auckland 1005
Facsimile: (09) 631 1951
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