As you begin to investigate your rhinoplasty, you will soon discover that there are several types of rhinoplasty procedures to consider.
The most common procedure is for both men and women is the Reduction Rhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty addresses size, proportion and balance of the nose in relation to the rest of the face. Often there is bridge bump or the nasal width; nostril size and shape are disproportionate to the rest of the face. During our initial consultation we will take all of these aspects into consideration to address your unique needs. We can discuss what sort of refinement a bump on the bridge may require. Reshaping the tip of the nose is a complex procedure. In a primary rhinoplasty the aim is often to reshape or narrow the tip for more definition and contouring. Removing tissue where the nostrils and cheek meet narrows wide nostrils.
Post-Traumatic rhinoplasty is performed as a result of nasal injury where the supporting bone and or cartilage have been damaged. Resulting damage causing asymmetry and deviation can affect airway and breathing. This operation is varied and complex and several approaches may be taken. After a significant nose injury, the underlying tissues must settle before corrective surgery can be performed. It may mean six months or longer before more extensive corrective surgery can be undertaken safely.
The Ethnic Rhinoplasty takes into consideration the particular nasal characteristics of your ethnicity. Lower, wider bridges, tips and nostrils, thicker nasal tips and nostril skin define the softer nasal shapes of Far Eastern, Pacific Rim and Afro-American populations. Often these patients are seeking a small narrowing of the nostrils.
Augmentation rhinoplasty increases the dimensions of the nose by adding structural material or grafts for aesthetic and functional indications This is often the case where there has been supporting cartilage damage, injury, congenital deformation/ underdevelopment or unsuccessful rhinoplasty that resulted in a loss of support/tissue. There are a number of options available for augmentation and your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of each. The options range from using your own bone or rib cartilage to artificial or biological implantable materials.
Considering a rhinoplasty? Make an appointment for a consultation today with Dr. Honrado to discuss your questions and concerns. 310.286.0043