The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) explains the fundamental purpose of nose reshaping surgery, a form of rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.
With this in mind, it just makes sense that some patients may seek to reduce the size of their nose while other patients may want to increase the size of their nose.
Which Is Easier: Making Your Nose Smaller or Larger?
As the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery points out, some rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty surgeries are easier to accomplish than others.
Mark Glasgold, expert in revision rhinoplasty in New Jersey, writes that patients also often don’t realize that rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are two of the most difficult and challenging plastic surgery procedures to perform successfully.
Keeping this in mind, when you add in an outcome that includes increasing the size of your nose, this just adds an extra element of difficulty and challenge to the procedure.
How Is Bone or Cartilage Harvested for Rhinoplasty Enlargement Surgery?
There are two basic methods for finding the necessary materials to increase your nose size: using synthetic (man-made) materials or the patient’s own bone or cartilage.
The most common areas where the bone and/or cartilage is harvested, as Science Direct outlines, are from the patient’s ear, ribs or nasal septum, with the nasal septum or ear being preferred whenever possible.
The other option is to use implants made of synthetic material to enlarge the area(s) of concern inside the nose structure.
The risk of infection is similar for both, but the risk of rejection is higher when synthetic materials are used.
Why Open Rhinoplasty Is Preferred for Nasal Enlargement Surgery
Open rhinoplasty, which places tiny incisions inside the nose and in the skin in between the nostril openings, is the preferred surgical approach for nasal enlargement surgery.
This is because open rhinoplasty provides much better visual access to the internal structure of the nose. It is also a safer approach for this same reason.
Open rhinoplasty also permits the most precise placement of the graft or implant material.
How to Choose Your Nose Enlargement Rhinoplasty Surgeon
|How to Choose Your Nose Enlargement Rhinoplasty Surgeon|
So while it is always vital to take great care when selecting your plastic and cosmetic surgeon for any procedure, it is simply critical to choose a very knowledgeable, well-trained and clinically experienced surgeon to perform any type of nose reshaping surgery.
There is no substitute for hands-on experience when it comes to predicting in advance how difficult your procedure will be, potential obstacles that may be encountered during your procedure, recovery time and ultimate appearance (cosmetic) and functional (health) outcomes.
This is what you want to look for when you are choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon for a nose reshaping and enlargement procedure:
- Board certification in plastic, cosmetic and revision surgery is a must!
- A practice where rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is done daily.
- Several years’ experience performing rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
- Involvement in new technology, research, and publication in the field of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
- Plenty of Before & After photos that showcase excellent outcomes.
- Positive reviews from patients using independent review websites and apps (not just reviews that have been posted by the practice on their own website).
By looking for these important elements, you can feel much more confident you are selecting a surgeon who has the education, training and hands-on practical skills to deliver the best outcome for your personal goals.
Once you have found a plastic and cosmetic surgeon that meets these qualifications, you can schedule your initial consultation.
About the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mark Glasgold, MD, FACS, and Dr. Robert Glasgold, MD, FACS, founded The Glasgold Group and currently serve as its co-medical directors.
Together, Drs. Glasgold brings board-certified expertise in facial plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to clients throughout the East Coast area and beyond.
The Glasgold Group puts patient knowledge, comfort and customer service first and foremost.
So This was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful.
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