Considering it’s usually covered by one term – nose job – there’s a surprising variety of possible procedures that the nose can undergo. Perhaps not so surprising, since it plays a prominent part in differentiating faces.
This is not only restricted to ethnic groups – for example, the Roman nose – but also across ethnic groups as well. African American, Afro-Caribbean, Asian, East Asian, and Caucasian noses all have different shapes and symmetries.
This has given rise to the term Ethnic Rhinoplasty, which ought to just mean ‘respecting the ethnicity of the individual’, but which is now often taken to mean ‘a procedure that is performed on an individual with an ethnicity other than Caucasian’, or, as the AllAboutCosmeticSurgery.com website puts it: “population groups with softer nasal contours”.
A Nose That Fits the Patient
The point is this – there are stark differences between all noses, and it takes skill and artistic judgment to make changes that respect the general appearance of the individual and don’t look too contrived.
Yes, you may want a perfect nose, or a copy of a famous nose (like Kate Middleton’s), but it might not fit with your other features. Making noses fit, whilst respecting the client’s wishes, is an art form unto itself, and something that Dr. Naderi takes very seriously.
So, starting with the non-dramatic, it is possible to have an entirely non-invasive, filler-based rhinoplasty. As a visitor to the RealSelf.com web site stated: “Even though it’s not a dramatic change, it’s a change that I’m quite happy with!”
That’s a good aim, and a good result. Sometimes, surgery doesn’t sit comfortably with the patient, and using other techniques can bring about a subtle change which may even be hard for friends and colleagues to put their finger on. Subtle changes that make a face more attractive are more effective than drastic changes that just don’t quite fit. However, on occasion, something more robust is required.
From the Non-Surgical Nose Job, to the Surgical Rhinoplasty
Surgical rhinoplasties are performed for a variety of reasons. For example, a functional rhinoplasty may be less of a choice and more of a necessity as it corrects the functioning of the nose as part of your breathing apparatus.
In cases where the nose has been damaged internally or externally, surgery can be used to reshape and remodel the as well as correct its function. A specific surgical technique known as a septoplasty corrects breathing issues associated with a deviated septum, and celebrities have a habit of blaming their new noses on a deviated septum. In some cases, it really is necessary to perform a functional rhinoplasty, and as part of that a little remodeling of the shape of the nose is understandable, if not actually unavoidable.
Revising Rhinoplasty Results
The result of a rhinoplasty can be a subtle change – from a rounded tip to a pointed one, for example – or something more dramatic. Changes should be handled with care as it is difficult, although not impossible, to turn back the surgical clock
One of Dr. Naderi’s specialties is doing just that – the revision rhinoplasty a revision rhinoplasty is used where the first surgical procedure didn’t go quite according to plan, or where the patient is not completely happy with the results. Unsurprisingly, the revision is often not done by the same surgeon who performed the original rhinoplasty.
It is a very skilled procedure, requiring a special mix of technique and an appreciation for the aesthetics of one of our most prominent features – the not-so-humble nose.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and plastic surgery, as well as non-invasive procedures such as fillers, please contact us at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.