The nose is a complex facial feature that provides balance for the rest of the face. However, unlike many other areas, it is difficult to conceal undesired features. Every patient’s facial structure is unique, and many patients choose rhinoplasty (nose surgery) for various reasons to achieve a more aesthetically-appealing appearance. As a double board certified plastic surgeon in plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Fernando Burstein specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty. While reconstructive rhinoplasty patients have a common goal of restoring function, cosmetic rhinoplasty goals vary as each patient’s aesthetics are different. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Burstein discusses common reasons patients pursue cosmetic rhinoplasty.
The nose is a complex structure comprised of a bridge, the base, and tip. Many patients choose to reduce or remove the dorsal hump, or the bump on the bridge of the nose, for a smoother result. Additionally, Dr. Burstein can lengthen or shorten the bridge to maintain a proper proportion to the shape of the patient’s face. The base, or where the nostrils are, can also be an area of concern if the nostrils appear too large. An upturned tip or a large tip that elongates the nose can also be altered to proportionally match the base.
For patients wishing to lengthen a part of the nose, Dr. Burstein performs autologous tissue grafting to harvest tissue and cartilage from other areas of the body. This technique is a natural option that reduces post-operative risks because it uses materials from the patient’s body instead of synthetic material. Dr. Burstein utilizes the latest rhinoplasty techniques to achieve natural-looking results.
Other facial cosmetic procedures can be simultaneously performed to maximize aesthetic balance and rhinoplasty results. For example, a mid-facelift can remove excess skin and/or fat from the cheeks or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed to rejuvenate the eyes for a younger, more refreshed appearance. Dr. Burstein also commonly performs TCA chemical peels following surgery to improve skin complexion and reduce the appearance of scars.
Since the nose is a very complex feature, it is important to always discuss your cosmetic concerns with your board certified plastic surgeon. If you are interested in rhinoplasty or any other facial cosmetic procedure, contact our office today at (404) 256-1311. Be sure to follow Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery updates.