Various Types of Rhinoplasty Achieve Different Aesthetic and Functional Goals
A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” can create a beautifully contoured nose that will complement your other facial features. Dr. David Passaretti, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers several types of rhinoplasty at his Darien, CT, practice. Reduction rhinoplasty and augmentation rhinoplasty are the two most common variations of this procedure: Dr. Passaretti can eliminate or add tissue to improve the appearance and health of your nose.
He also offers post-traumatic and reconstructive rhinoplasty to restore your appearance after an injury or illness. An expert cosmetic surgeon, the doctor works with patients of all different ethnicities, and he can achieve beautifully natural results to balance facial proportions.
Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most popular types of nose job. If you want to improve any of the following cosmetic issues, reduction rhinoplasty may be right for you:
- A bump on the bridge of your nose
- Flared nostrils
- A long or bulbous tip
To perform this treatment, Dr. Passaretti will remove small amounts of bone tissue or cartilage. Often, he can do this through closed incisions inside the nose. In other cases, he may perform open surgery, creating a small incision between the nostrils.
If you would like to reduce the size of your nostrils, Dr. Passaretti may perform an alar base reduction. This technique involves the removal of tissue from the area where the nose meets the cheeks. Resulting scars will be virtually undetectable.
If you feel that your nose is proportionately small, or you have an indentation on the bridge of your nose, you may be a candidate for an augmentation rhinoplasty. Like reduction rhinoplasty, augmentation may be an open or a closed procedure. Dr. Passaretti will often graft your own bone tissue, taken from the ear, rib, septum, or another part of your body. In other cases, he may use a synthetic substitute to build up the nose.
Are you unhappy with the results of a past surgery? Dr. Passaretti can improve your appearance with a revision rhinoplasty. This treatment may also benefit you if significant scar tissue has developed since your original procedure. Revision rhinoplasty may involve both reduction and augmentation, and may be performed as an open or closed surgery.
An expert cosmetic surgeon, the doctor works with patients of all different ethnicities, and he can achieve beautifully natural results to balance facial proportions.
Post-traumatic rhinoplasty can improve both your appearance and nasal function after an injury. Dr. Passaretti most commonly performs this treatment for patients who have broken their noses. Often, he can straighten a crooked nose or correct a deviated septum. In some cases, he may need to re-break and set the nose before performing surgery.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty will benefit you if you have lost all or part of your nose due to an accident, skin cancer, or some other illness. Dr. Passaretti will rebuild your nose, typically using your own tissues, and utilizing flap techniques, skin grafting, and other methods. The doctor will work meticulously to restore your natural look. As reconstruction can be quite complex, the process will typically take place in stages.
If you are African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Asian, or Afro-Caribbean, your nose has unique characteristics. Therefore, when you are considering a nose job, you need to find a doctor who is familiar with your specific facial features. Dr. Passaretti is highly experienced at performing rhinoplasty on individuals of all different ethnic backgrounds. He will work hard to achieve your treatment goals while maintaining your natural beauty.
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To learn more about the different types of rhinoplasty we offer, and to begin planning your procedure, contact Dr. Passaretti’s office today.
Rhinoplasty can be a transformational and life-changing procedure, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits, and the doctor will work with you to determine which variety of rhinoplasty will best achieve your cosmetic goals.