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Candidates for Rhinoplasty

Dr. Richard Arabitg,MD - Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rhinoplasty, also popularly referred to as a nose job, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to correct and reconstruct the shape and physical appearance of the nose, as well as to correct the anatomy and structures of the nose, and restore function lost due to respiratory impediments, such as a deviated septum. Although in the past cosmetic surgery was seen as taboo or expensive, it is now widely accepted as a popular method to improve appearance at a reasonable cost. A nose job can fix physical deformities due to physical trauma, congenital defects, or even a previously unsuccessful plastic surgery procedure. The two main types of nose jobs are closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty; the best procedure for you can be determined by a qualified plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor or ENT), or maxillofacial surgeon. 

 

During surgery, the nasal skin and soft tissue is removed, and a more aesthetically pleasing and functional nose is created. The incisions are then sutured, and a stent or package is applied to prevent movement and improper healing. A non-surgical method of performing a nose job involves injection of facial fillers to correct or modify slight defects. To determine whether or not someone is a candidate for rhinoplasty, a surgeon will evaluate their medical history, including their physical and psychological health history. Additionally, the surgeon will ask about their symptoms in the case of a nose job to restore function, past surgeries, drug use, and any allergies they may have. Psychological health history is important because it allows an Orlando plastic surgeon to know if a patient will respond and adjust well to their procedure.


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