Reduction rhinoplasty does exactly what it says: it reduces the size of the nose. Reduction rhinoplasty aims to decrease the size of the nose by modifying the nasal tip and nasal bridge, sometimes called the dorsal hump.
When patients opt for this type of surgery, they can choose to reduce the overall size of the nose or concentrate on specific areas that need to become smaller, like the tip, a hump or bump, and more. During this process, the resizing is often done by removing cartilage and/or bone from the nose to achieve the desired shape and size.
Your Reduction Rhinoplasty Consultation
Reduction rhinoplasty begins with a consultation between you and a facial plastic surgeon. At this one-on-one meeting, you’ll have the chance to discuss your nose, what you don’t like about it, what you do like about it, and what you’d like it to change about it. If you’re talking a lot about how big your nose is, your surgeon will know to start including reduction rhinoplasty techniques into his surgical plan for you.
During this consultation, your facial plastic surgeon will also examine your nose, measure the proportions of your facial features, and get an idea of the exact changes you desire. These steps allow him to design the right approach that will solve your problems and get you the results you really want.
How Is Reduction Rhinoplasty Accomplished
Most rhinoplasty surgeries are approached in a similar fashion, they all begin with incisions, either in the closed or open style. Regardless of where your incisions are placed, cartilage and/or bone will be removed to lessen the size of your nose. If you are only looking to reduce the size of certain aspects of your nose, like the nostrils or a hump, then this is where your surgeon will concentrate his or her efforts. Adjustments will be made in line with the surgical plan you discussed in your consultation until the desired result has been achieved. The skin on your nose won’t be trimmed down during this procedure, since it will shrink to its new size completely on its own. When your reduction rhinoplasty is finished, your nose will be more proportional to your other facial features and less likely to draw unwanted attention.
Rhinoplasty Is The Most Difficult Cosmetic Surgery: Choose the Right Surgeon.
Rhinoplasty surgery is a surgery in millimeters and is the most difficult cosmetic surgery to perform because the nose has many intricate moving parts. Poor, or “cavalier” surgical techniques can sometimes lead to long lasting deformity, so it is very important that you do your research to choose the surgeon best suited for your nose.
Rhinoplasty requires specific training and the right surgeons for rhinoplasty are Board Certified Plastic Surgeons or Ear Nose & Throat Specialists with years and years of experience. At The Rhinoplasty Center at Beverly Hills Medical Group our Rhinoplasty Surgeons are Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and Ear Nose & Throat Specialists with over 20 years of experience.