The nose is the center of attraction and undergoing Rhinoplasty can create a total transformation of the face. Different types of culture have different concerns with the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty generally consists of 2 types of nose surgery, Augmentation, the building of the bridge of flat noses (predominant in most Asians) and Reduction, which is reducing the protruding bony and cartilaginous structures (predominant in Europeans, Indians, and those of Middle Eastern decent). The Belo Medical Group is well-known to create natural-looking and long-lasting Rhinoplasty surgeries.
Tunneling is performed to accommodate insertion of pre-shaped implants made of silicone or Goretex. Rhinoplasty ia approached structurally using cartilage grafts for a more lasting natural look. These implants are individually sculpted at the time of surgery therefore creating a natural and personalized look. The skin incision is then closed and sometimes a splint is placed to protect it.
For nasal bridge enhancement, Goretex is a more ideal implant which allows normal facial contours after the surgery thus giving a more natural look. Goretex has a good tissue compatibility and adheres to the nasal bones and cartilage, thus, it is more stable, minimizing extrusion.
Another associated surgery is alarplasty, better known as trimming of the nostril/alae. It is done to narrow the width of the nose. Some people have hanging alae and can be corrected through an alar lift technique. The tip of the nose may also be enhanced through different methods of tip plasty.
A rhinoplasty procedure may last anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on the extent of the surgery needed. It is usually done under twilight sedation and is an out-patient procedure.