Few physical facial features are as prominent as our noses. Right in the centre of the face, if a nose appears to be too big, too projecting or misshapen, a person may feel constantly self-conscious.
Rhinoplasty in Toronto serves many purposes. People choose this popular surgical solution to improve nose functionality, but also to alter size and shape, bringing the nose into better harmony and proportion with surrounding features. The techniques utilized by facial plastic surgeons are as varied as their patients, and each nose job is customized to deliver personalized results. This surgery can be used to shorten a long or protruding nose. Read on to learn how.
To be accurately assessed, the first step on your journey should be to meet with board certified facial surgery specialist such as Dr. Phillip Solomon. He has advanced expertise in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with a focus on the complex specialty of rhinoplasty. During the consultation, he will assess your facial features, inclusive of your nose, and let you know what the measurements say about your anatomy. He’ll then offer thoughtful feedback and options to let you know how you might proceed.
The first question to answer is, why does the nose appear to protrude? Is it truly disproportionately large? Is there an abundance of cartilage forming the projected shape of your nasal tip? Alternatively, are other features such as your chin and jaw, underdeveloped and recessed, making the nose appear more projected than it actually is? Dr. Solomon’s expert approach narrows down factors contributing to the concern, to develop a customized treatment plan.
Nasal surgery is typically performed with general anaesthesia which means the patient is completely asleep throughout the procedure. The incisions for the operation are created inside the nostrils when possible, or centrally under the nose if needed. This small, hairline scar will eventually be virtually invisible.
Once the surgeon can access the internal cartilage structures, they carefully trim and remove excess material to sculpt a more refined, less prominent shape. Great care is taken to not aggressively remove tissue because when it comes to noses, mere millimeters makes a significant visual impact. When the work is done, incisions are closed, and a bandage will be placed along with a splint for protection.
There is no perfect procedure to suit everyone. The field of nasal surgery has an incredible diversity of methods and approaches for different people. Your surgery may involve only tip work, but adjustments to the bone and removal or addition of material could be appropriate as well. The complexity and variability of this procedure make it essential that you work with a highly trained and experienced Toronto rhinoplasty surgeon.
If you’re ready to schedule a consultation and find out what rhinoplasty can do for you, we welcome you to contact Dr. Philip Solomon. He will listen to your concerns and give you honest feedback and advice regarding your best approach.
Dr. Philip Solomon is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon specializng in Facial Plastic Surgery including rhinoplasty, to patients from across Canada and the GTA. If you wish to learn more about rhinoplasty or to book a consultation, we welcome you to call Solomon Facial Plastic at 1-866-293-0616.
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