Whether it is your first time considering nasal reshaping, a desire for anti-aging treatment, a need to improve function, or reconstructive surgery, there are many rhinoplasty techniques to choose from, both invasive and non-surgical.
At one end of the spectrum, there are various minimally invasive techniques, including dermal fillers, which can be used to reduce some of the tell-tale signs of aging and help correct nasal asymmetry. At the other end, there are more traditional surgical nose jobs.
Conventional rhinoplasty often requires opening up the nose and removing or adding to the bone and cartilage that provide support and shape before closing the incision.
Rhinoplasty Options for Common Issues
Some of the more common issues that people seek correction for are as follows:
- Crooked nose
- Asymmetrical nostrils
- Overly wide or narrow nasal bridge
- Large or drooping tip
For each of these concerns, there are corresponding techniques that can be utilized to achieve the desired result. For example, fixing a crooked nose, one of the most technically demanding rhinoplasty requests, involves correction of the cartilage, bone, and tissue.
It also requires the surgeon to provide support for the septum in the newly-straightened nose, which can improve breathing.
Asymmetrical nostrils can be fixed by reducing or enlarging one or the other so that they are in better proportion – but this approach comes with some of its own complications which can impact breathing and the shape of the nasal tip.
Similarly, changing the bridge or tip dimensions can cause other changes in the overall shape of the nose. It takes a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Naderi to keep all these changes balanced.
Non-Invasive (Non-Surgical) Rhinoplasty
There are a number of techniques that can be used to correct the symmetry and shape of the nose, and even correct limited drooping. One non-invasive option is to use fillers. Injected in the right quantity and in just the right place, the effects are immediate and can even be dramatic.
When using fillers, there is limited local bruising and no real downtime. The procedure is quick and can be easily accomplished in a lunch break. It has been called the “fifteen-minute nose job” and, although the reality is that the consultation-to-result timeframe is a little longer, it is still far less time consuming and invasive than surgical alternatives.
While it might not be enough for every patient, many have found that simple regular intervention using fillers is a great way to look their best without resorting to surgery or even to preview the possible results of surgery prior to making a commitment.
Revision rhinoplasty is a separate skill set entirely. Dr. Naderi is a specialist in this area, and has enjoyed many successes. Usually patients come to him because they have issues with the outcome of a previous procedure performed by another surgeon and need additional corrections.
Sometimes the need for revision is the result of surgical error or complications which occurred during healing. Other times the result may be fine but not what the patient expected due to poor preoperative communication between patient and surgeon.
Meeting with a Specialist
Before setting up your first appointment, it is a good idea to read the rhinoplasty FAQs found on The Naderi Center’s website so that you are well informed before meeting with the surgical team. Doing so will help answer simple questions and clear up misconceptions, allowing you to make the most of your time with Dr. Naderi as he helps you find the perfect nose shape for your face.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to make the nose look natural and to reduce the need for revision surgery by having clear and realistic expectations. Dr. Naderi has the skill and technology to create a nose fit for your face, and the artistic capability to make it look natural, something he takes great pride in.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, non-invasive techniques, and how a nose job could improve your confidence and self-esteem, please contact The Naderi Center at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.