Many people have an attribute on their face or body that they struggle to embrace because it’s either too big, or too small, or it just isn’t in balance with their other features. So how do you decide if you should learn to live with this imperfection, or seek a surgical solution that will permanently alter this particular attribute.
There are no right answers, just what is right for you. Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most commonly sought out surgeries in the world and one of the most popular surgeries at Solomon Facial Plastic. Rhinoplasty surgery has the ability to remove or change characteristics of the nose that many find unappealing, such as a dorsal bump, a deviation of the bridge, uneven nostrils, enlarged nostrils, a drooping tip, a bulbous tip and a low nasal bridge.
It often comes down to a few factors when contemplating your options. How much does the appearance of your nose affect your day-to-day life, such as your self-esteem and confidence. Do you prefer not to be photographed, or do you pose for “selfies” in such a way so that the angle of your nose is more flattering? Does your nose interfere with your happiness?
There are a lot of things to consider when deciding if undergoing a rhinoplasty is the right decision for you. Where does your dissatisfaction lie on a scale of 1-10? If you estimate your unhappiness to be 7 and up, then perhaps you are willing to undergo rhinoplasty and the recovery required to make the change you long for.
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Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that requires approximately 2 hours in surgery with general anesthetic, and 7-10 days downtime at home with an exterior splint and possibly internal tubes. While pain is often minimal, some patients may find post-surgical congestion to be mildly uncomfortable. Others find the most challenging part of the recovery process to be the swelling and waiting for it to completely subside.
While everyone heals differently, obvious swelling can remain present for up to 3 months post rhinoplasty and can take up to one year for all swelling to resolve. As the nose heals throughout the course of the year, you may experience some minor changes to the appearance of your nose as the swelling dissipates and your nose heals.
Patience and acceptance become extremely important as you heal. Ensure that you are able to accept changes and you have the patience for a recovery that can take up to one year. Many patients see immediate results, while others need time. Rhinoplasty surgery can offer extremely gratifying and life changing results, but you have to be open to the journey. Some people are satisfied with a non-surgical solution such as Injection Rhinoplasty. While Injection Rhinoplasty can make a profound difference to the shape of the nose, it is temporary lasting from 9-18 months.
African American rhinoplasty is a unique procedure that requires the expertise of a facial cosmetic surgeon who is experienced in handling and enhancing the natural beauty of African American noses. Generally speaking, there are differences between the noses of African American patients and European patients.
For example, African-American noses tend to have thicker skin, wider nasal passages, flatter nasal bridges, and wider nasal bones, as well as other subtle differences in facial features. While Caucasian patients may wish to reduce the overall size of the nose with “reduction rhinoplasty surgery”, an African American nose is a little bit different. It is never our goal to “make a Caucasian nose”. When we complete an African American rhinoplasty, it is our goal to ensure that the patient receives a nose that preserves their ethnicity and respects their ethnic background.
Asian rhinoplasty works with the unique anatomy of an Asian face, building from the natural beauty and providing a result respectful of a patient’s heritage. The goal of an Asian rhinoplasty is to create a harmonious, natural and refined nose that is compatible with Asian patient’s facial features.
The goal of Asian rhinoplasty is not to create a Caucasian nose, but to augment the pleasing features of an Asian nose within the context of Asian-specific facial proportions.
If you are seeking an Asian rhinoplasty, you want a surgeon who is familiar with Asian facial proportions. Dr. Solomon is highly skilled, experienced and accomplished surgeon in this field, having completed Asian rhinoplasty procedures for nearly 20 years. Through the initial consultation process, Dr. Solomon will discuss with you the goals of your Asian rhinoplasty and what is realistically achievable with regard to your own unique anatomy.
Persian rhinoplasty is extremely popular within the Persian culture. Both Persian women and Persian men are accepting of the benefits one can achieve with rhinoplasty surgery. Persian patients are often knowledgeable and open minded regarding cosmetic surgery, particularly those in the greater Toronto community. It is our goal with each Persian rhinoplasty, to reshape the nose according to the patient’s interests, without losing the natural beauty of their Persian features.
Persian rhinoplasty makes up a significant percentage of the rhinoplasty procedures we perform at our clinic. So much so, that Dr. Solomon is considered a highly respected expert in the Toronto Persian community. Many female Persians come to Dr. Solomon looking to reduce the appearance of an overly dominant nose or sometimes to create a more intrinsic facial appearance.
“Persians are an interesting case. They have slightly thicker skin and are often looking for a relatively significant change to their nose to better balance other facial features, such as large eyes and high cheek bones,” says Dr. Solomon. If you are a member of the Toronto Persian community seeking a rhinoplasty, Dr. Philip Solomon is a name you have likely heard many times, consistent with his outstanding results.
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In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $150 plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.