According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty was the number one facial procedure with 243,772 surgeries performed in 2011. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can be both a cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedure. Many patients choose this procedure for multiple reasons, such as addressing aesthetic concerns, improving respiratory function, and/or combining with other procedures for overall facial rejuvenation. Double board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein specializes in rhinoplasty and recognizes the complexities of this procedure. He works with patients to achieve optimal results that address aesthetic and functional concerns.
For patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, Dr. Burstein can reshape the nose by altering the base, shortening or lengthening the bridge, or defining the tip. Many patients choose to remove or reduce the dorsal hump, or the bump on the bridge of the nose, to achieve a smoother result. Rhinoplasty is also considered an anti-aging procedure since a private study has shown that a patient can look up to an average of two years younger. Like many of our spotlight patients, rhinoplasty may be performed in combination with other anti-aging procedures such as blepharoplasty or facelift surgery to achieve a more natural result.
In addition to cosmetic concerns, rhinoplasty is a reconstructive option to resolve breathing problems or fix a broken nose. Dr. Burstein can realign bones and cartilage in the nose to open breathing passages and remove any breathing obstructions. Often, cosmetic concerns can be addressed during reconstructive rhinoplasty if the patient has aesthetic concerns as well. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Burstein understands the complex nasal structure and has had experience working with different patients of various shapes and skin types. Some children are born with congenital disorders, such as a deviated septum or cleft lip, which require surgery to restore nasal appearance and function. As the Medical Director of Children’s Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Dr. Burstein also has experience working with patients of all ages.
While rhinoplasty can address multiple concerns, it is always important to discuss treatment plans during a consultation. If you are interested in nose surgery, or other cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, contact us today to schedule a consultation. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.