I keep hearing about something called finesse rhinoplasty. What is this?
I along with a few other Rhinoplasty Specialists coined the term “finesse rhinoplasty” to indicate rhinoplasty cases where very little changes would be required to make a significant difference. For example I have had patients who underwent a 12 to 15 minute closed rhinoplasty with me and that is all they needed but some of these same patients had been to other Plastic Surgeons for consult and had been told they needed 4 hours of open rhinoplasty!? Certainly a nose that needed a very minimal improvement would have ended up looking horrible after 4 hours worth of manipulation and swelling and scar tissue and nose job work! Therefore a nose like that would be best improved through a “finesse rhinoplasty.” Unfortunately many plastic surgeons are now using the term finesse rhinoplasty for marketing purposes and I have had patients who require a full major 2 hour rhinoplasty tell me that they saw on some other plastic surgeon’s website that he offers “finesse rhinoplasty.”