The incredible advancements in this area of cosmetic surgery mean that today, people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds can have natural-looking, nasal surgery results that compliment their features and don’t give away the fact anything has been done at all. Whether you have a deviated septum that affects your breathing, or a hump on your nose that bothers you, a customized nose job exists to meet your goals.
The Three Primary Types of Rhinoplasty in Toronto Are:
This is the procedure many people consider when they wish to change how their nose looks. Also known as a cosmetic rhinoplasty, the aim is to improve the size, shape or other visible characteristics of the nose. The changes may range from subtle tip work, changes to the alar/nostril shape or adding/removing material to build or reduce the bridge. Nasal cartilage is adjusted, and grafts may be added during the procedure.
This is also known as a functional rhinoplasty. Due to genetic abnormality or previous injuries, the nasal passages may become occluded, and the septum dividing the breathing channels of the nose can be twisted, leading to breathing difficulties and snoring. Septoplasty may involve changes to the bones and cartilage, as well as the addition of graft material. It rarely changes the outward appearance of the nose, however, and this is not the procedure’s aim.
Just as the name suggests, this is a combination of the two types listed above. Many people who have a functional reason for seeking nasal surgery, also want some aesthetic changes made and the combination nose surgery is quite common.
An additional type of rhinoplasty in Toronto is referred to as an ethnic rhinoplasty. Different racial features mean a wide variety of nose characteristics that carry the signature look of a particular ethnic group. While many people with Persian, Asian or African American heritage wish to adjust the look of their nose, most often today they want to retain their distinctive characteristics and a nose that works in harmony with their other features. A skilled rhinoplasty surgeon will have experience working with a variety of faces and nose types. They will seek to provide the patient with changes they want while ensuring they continue to look like themselves and have facial harmony. The procedure is certainly not one size fits all. Tailoring one’s approach for each, individual patient is the key to beautiful, natural results.
When you’re ready to talk about your next steps, Dr. Phillip Solomon will be happy to meet with you for consultation. He is a rhinoplasty expert with specialized techniques developed for the varied surgical needs his patient have. Many years of experience and focus in this complex area mean that he can help you plan just the right procedure for you.