If you have been considering a rhinoplasty procedure, also known as nose surgery or a nose job, your choice of plastic surgeon will greatly impact the results. Clear communication with your plastic surgeon is very important for initial consultations so you and the surgeon are clear about the goals you are looking to achieve. Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires meticulous attention to detail, the safety of patients before and after surgery, and in some cases, the ability to solve problems.
Cosmetic plastic surgery is the enhancement of the appearance with a focus towards principles and techniques that have been developed in the study of facial cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgeons versus plastic surgeons consider more attributes in patients when they are developing surgical plans for their patients with a focus towards balanced proportions, symmetry, and overall harmony in the face and nose. Specialization in cosmetic plastic surgery is of high importance when it comes to your decision for a rhinoplasty surgery.
The face is the most visible part of the body, so the appearance of the nose is something we all have to see and live with the rest of our lives. The nose is in the center of the face, so perfection in the precision of the alterations during surgery is profoundly difficult. To better understand what happens during a rhinoplasty procedure, it’s best to break it down into 3 portions.
A dorsal hump or bump on the bridge of the nose is what most people want reduced. In fact, most rhinoplasty procedures involve a reduction in the nasal structures. The bridge of the nose is the slope and angle that we see from a side profile view of the nose. People who are unhappy with the size, height, or angle of the bridge of the nose can address this issue with rhinoplasty surgery. During the procedure, the performing plastic surgeon has to remove bone and cartilage to remove any bumps and create a narrow bridge by reshaping the top base of the nose.
The cartilage within the tip of the nose is removed during rhinoplasty surgery to create a smaller, more defined tip in the nose. This procedure is performed with a closed or open rhinoplasty procedure. The open method involves a small cut between the nostrils to access the nasal structures during the operation, while a closed rhinoplasty procedure results in a concealed scar inside the nose. The ability to reshape and adjust the nose in a closed rhinoplasty procedure is an outstanding challenge that only the most experienced and qualified cosmetic plastic surgeons like Dr. Torgerson have the expertise to correct and beautify the nose.
Facial plastic surgeons can reshape and change the structure of the nose by adjusting the length and width of the nose and nostrils. The reduction of nostrils is called alar reduction or alar base reduction. Small millimetres of tissue are removed on each side of the nostrils to create smaller, slimmer nostrils. The septum is reshaped to create a more balanced and harmonious nasal tip in harmony to the shape of the nose.
If you feel like you are not happy with the current shape or size of your nose, booking a consultation with Dr. Torgerson is your first step in finding out how you may look after a rhinoplasty procedure with the use of Dr. Torgerson’s innovative 3D Vectra imaging system. This high-tech imaging system allows you to see and design your future nasal features during your initial consultations. It is important to choose a rhinoplasty expert to perform the operation. Dr. Torgerson is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in facial cosmetic surgery. He is also a certified otolaryngologist (ENT). His experience in cosmetic facial plastic surgery along with his attentive creative eye make him your best choice for rhinoplasty surgery.