Rhinoplasty for a More Beautiful Nose
Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. There are two main techniques Dr. Landsman can use for your procedure. The first technique, called the open technique, involves creating an incision on the thin strip of skin dividing the nostrils, also known as the columella. This approach gives the surgeon more visibility when operating but typically requires a longer recovery and often leaves (small) visible scarring.
An oversized or crooked nose can not only draw unwanted attention, but also cause the face to look off-balanced or out of proportion. Rhinoplasty is an excellent solution for individuals who are unhappy or self-conscious about the appearance of their nose. By reshaping or resizing the nose, rhinoplasty improves the harmony of the facial features.
Because the nose is the most prominent feature of the face, it is imperative that you work with a rhinoplasty surgeon that possesses the right combination of training, skill and artistry. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Lloyd Landsman is a leading board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience producing beautiful and natural-looking rhinoplasty results for Long Island patients.
Candidacy for Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can address both cosmetic and functional concerns of the nose, including:
- Bump or dip on the bridge
- Wide nasal bridge
- Bulbous, drooping or upturned nasal tip
- Large, wide or unevenly sized nostrils
- Crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged turbinates and airway problems
Dr. Landsman will tailor your rhinoplasty procedure to match your specifics needs and goals. Depending on these factors, he may recommend combining rhinoplasty with another plastic surgery to produce more beautiful results. For example, if you are bothered by the appearance of drooping eyelids, Dr. Landsman may recommend combining rhinoplasty with eyelid surgery. Or, if you have lax, excess skin and creases on the middle and lower facial areas, a rhinoplasty and facelift combination may be ideal. Dr. Landsman will review all of your options with you in detail during your initial consultation.
Rhinoplasty Procedure Details
With the closed technique, Dr. Landsman creates the incision on the inside of the nostrils. This approach leaves no visible scarring and generally involves a shorter recovery, but limits Dr. Landsman’s visibility during the operation.
To resize the nose, Dr. Landsman will either remove cartilage or utilize a cartilage graft from another body area. He will make other changes as necessary (e.g., smooth out a bump on the bridge, reshape or resize the nostrils) to enhance the appearance of the nose. Changes to the underlying nasal structure may also be performed to improve breathing function.
Though rhinoplasty has a good track record, there are some instances in which the surgery produces unwanted aesthetic results or complications (e.g., structural damage that leads to impaired breathing). Corrective rhinoplasty, also known as revision rhinoplasty, aims to address cosmetic and functional errors as a result of a prior rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty is significantly more challenging than initial rhinoplasty due to a variety of factors including weakened underlying structural support of the nose. Dr. Landsman is one of the best corrective rhinoplasty surgeons in the area and receives many referrals for patients of other plastic surgeons. Careful planning and timing (most patients should wait a minimum of one year after primary rhinoplasty) are key in corrective surgery, and Dr. Landsman will use his expertise to design a treatment plan that yields the best results.
Learn More about Rhinoplasty
To discuss your aesthetic and functional concerns with Dr. Landsman, schedule a consultation with Dr. Landsman. Computer imaging is used to help plan and visualize the changes that are possible with rhinoplasty surgery. To schedule a nose surgery consultation in Smithtown, NY, please call (631) 864-4111 today.