Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic Surgery of the Nose (nose job)

Nose anatomy - cartilages
Nasal Anatomy – Cartilages

Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves reshaping the internal cartilage framework in order to change its external appearance. The procedure can improve the shape, size and general appearance of the nose as well as the overall balance of facial features. Rhinoplasty can also have other indications and many times patients may present with breathing difficulties. Septal deviation, nasal deviation and nasal incompetence are common.

In the past, cosmetic rhinoplasty techniques focused on appearance and underestimated the intricate anatomy of the nose. As a result, there was a fine line between the improvement of nasal aesthetics and over resection of tissues. Better understanding of the nasal anatomy and the nasal airway dynamics have been a game changer. Modern techniques aim to preserve tissue, especially the key anatomic structures that support the nose. It  is also important to recognise the need for extra support and use the structural rhinoplasty technique. Cartilage graft is often necessary in those cases. In conclusion, rhinoplasty should be customised to every patient. Learn more about rhinoplasty…

 

Facial Proportions
Facial Proportions

Balanced or harmonious facial proportions are consistent features in an aesthetically pleasing face and the same applies to the nose. More on facelift page…
The nose should be seen in the context of the whole face. That relationship with surrounding features can change the perception of the human eye. It is important to perform an aesthetic facial analysis before the nose is assessed on its own merits.
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For instance, a convex facial profile with a small chin can make the nose look much bigger. On other hand, the nose will appear smaller in a wide and flat facial form.
Any changes planned to the nose should take the whole face into consideration.  Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be combined to other procedures to improve facial harmony. For instance: chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, upper lip surgery, forehead remodelling, etc.

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