The Different Types of Rhinoplasty Explained
Rhinoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all surgical procedure. In fact, there are several different types of rhinoplasty, and the ideal form of nose surgery varies depending on the patient, his or her facial features and other factors. To better understand the different types of rhinoplasty, let’s look at some of the most popular forms of nose surgery.
1. Primary Rhinoplasty
Primary rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose and improve nasal proportions. It is also performed to correct nasal asymmetry and enhance the nasal function. Ultimately, the goal of a primary rhinoplasty is to help a patient achieve a nose that complements his or her eyes, cheeks and chin. That way, a patient can enjoy a natural-looking facial appearance in which his or her facial features appear in perfect harmony with one another.
2. Teenage Rhinoplasty
A teenage rhinoplasty surgery is designed exclusively for teen boys and girls. Like a primary rhinoplasty, a teen nose surgery is performed to reshape the nose, address nasal asymmetry or enhance the nasal function. A teen rhinoplasty, however, is tailored to teens. It can be performed on teen girls as early as 15 or 16 years old and teen boys as early as 16 or 17 years old. Meanwhile, a teen must receive parental consent and undergo a full evaluation to determine if he or she qualifies for rhinoplasty surgery.
3. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
An ethnic rhinoplasty is a form of rhinoplasty customized to a patient based on his or her ethnic facial features. It is used to help a patient improve his or her facial appearance — without sacrificing his or her unique ethnic facial features. Common forms of ethnic rhinoplasty include African American, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern varieties. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure, and individuals who are considering ethnic rhinoplasty should consult with a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in this area. Ethnic rhinoplasty is unlike any other form of nose surgery, and it requires an in-depth treatment plan customized to a patient’s distinct ethnic facial features. By working with an ethnic rhinoplasty expert like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, an individual can receive personalized care throughout treatment.
4. Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery conducted after primary rhinoplasty. For example, if a primary rhinoplasty patient is not satisfied with his or her nose job, a revision rhinoplasty can be used to correct the initial procedure. Or, if a primary rhinoplasty led to nasal obstructions or facial asymmetry, a secondary rhinoplasty may be required. Although a revision rhinoplasty is performed after an initial nose job, it is more complex than a primary rhinoplasty procedure. Additionally, a revision nose job often requires more time to complete than a primary nose surgery.
5. Nasal Reconstruction
In addition to the aforementioned rhinoplasty procedures, nasal reconstruction is sometimes performed on individuals dealing with nasal trauma or skin cancer. Dr. Azizzadeh typically uses a four-step approach relative to nasal reconstruction. First, Dr. Azizzadeh listens to his patient and explores the least invasive methods to address his or her nasal deformity. Dr. Azizzadeh next evaluates his patient’s facial anatomy to determine optimal incision placement. He then harvests grafts that are appropriate for new placement. Finally, Dr. Azizzadeh works diligently to preserve his patient’s nasal function during reconstruction. With his nasal reconstruction approach, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients achieve their treatment goals.
Which Type of Rhinoplasty Surgery Is Right for You?
There are many different types of rhinoplasty surgery, and each has its pros and cons. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can weigh the pros and cons of the different types of rhinoplasty. Best of all, this individual can gain comprehensive rhinoplasty surgery insights to determine which option best suits his or her treatment goals.
A consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh provides a valuable learning experience. At this time, he analyzes a patient’s nose and other facial features and finds out why this individual is considering nose surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh also reviews a patient’s medical history and offers insights into all aspects of treatment.
If an individual qualifies for rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a custom treatment plan for him or her — regardless of the type of rhinoplasty. Dr. Azizzadeh understands that no two patients are identical, and each patient has distinct facial features. To help a rhinoplasty patient achieve facial harmony, he takes a holistic approach to treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh develops a unique treatment plan for each rhinoplasty patient, and as such, helps a patient achieve a nose that matches his or her facial features.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a globally recognized and Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty surgery experience. He is committed to patient satisfaction, and he works closely with each of his rhinoplasty patients to deliver the best results. Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh teaches his patients about rhinoplasty so they can prepare for the surgical procedure. Dr. Azizzadeh next performs a rhinoplasty and monitors his patient’s progress. He continues to track his patient’s results in the weeks and months after a rhinoplasty to ensure this individual can enjoy the full benefits of treatment.
For people who are evaluating the different types of rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide unprecedented insights into nose surgery. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us today at 310-657-2203.