Rhinoplasty Techniques By Nimit D on November 5, 2011

If you would like to look your best, it may mean making little changes. Dressing a bit differently can go a long way to altering your overall appearance. A new hairdo can do that too, of course. In terms of cosmetic surgery, even just a slight change can make a big difference. At our Ottawa, Ontario plastic surgery center, we like helping our patients make those subtle changes that make a major difference in how they look. These changes tend to be ones people don’t quite notice, but they’ll notice something different about you.

About Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

When to comes to slight changes you’d be surprised how subtle they can be with Ottawa, Ontario rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty refers to a surgery that alters the size, shape, or contour of the nose. If you have a crooked bridge, bumps or ridges on the bridge, or would like to just alter the shape of the nose in general, rhinoplasty is ideal for this.

Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people in good general health with positive attitudes about surgery and what it can achieve. These candidates for surgery should have realistic expectations about the end results of surgery and should come to their decision on their own rather than being coaxed into it. Some people who have respiratory issues due to nasal cavity structure may benefit from a rhinoplasty.

Surgical Techniques for Performing Rhinoplasty

Just as a facelift can be performed in different ways, a rhinoplasty provides a surgeon with a number of options depending on the needs of the patient. Broadly, this means a person can undergo an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty, Let’s briefly cover what that means.

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty means that an incision will be made on the columella, the little bit of skin separating the nostrils. Through this incision, the surgeon will be able to adjust the structures of the nose. An open rhinoplasty gives a surgeon more freedom for contouring, though there is an external incision. Keep in mind that this incision will be practically invisible once healed.

Close Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty means that there will be no external incisions made to operate. Instead, all incisions and contouring will take place within the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty will not all for as much freedom for contouring, but it is more ideal for very subtle changes to the structure and appearance of the nose.

Which surgical technique is best for me?

The right option for you and your needs will depend on your case. During your consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon in Ottawa, Ontario, Dr. Brownrigg will determine how best to enhance your appearance based on your situation. He will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that you may have in detail so you know what to expect.

Learn More About Rhinoplasty and What it Entails

If you would like more information about rhinoplasty and what it can achieve, be sure to contact our Ottawa, Ontario cosmetic surgery practice today. Our entire team looks forward to discussing your aesthetic goals in more detail during a consultation.

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Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

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