Nose reshaping has always proven to be popular. Part of this is probably because the nose is so prominent and helps define our facial features. There are several reasons people opt to have nasal surgery, but they fall into two general surgical categories:
- Cosmetic – to correct or enhance appearance
- Functional – to correct or enhance performance
Of course, patients may also opt to combine the two and fix a functional deficiency (for example, a deviated septum with septoplasty) at the same time as improving the appearance. When reshaping the nose, it is important to retain a natural look, as well as respect the nose’s underlying purpose. As Dr. Bustillo points out on his website, “It must be remembered that the nose’s primary function is breathing.”
Retaining nasal function is just one of the factors affecting the result of nose reshaping surgery. Other factors include the surgeon’s own skill and expertise. Dr. Bustillo’s clients come from all over the world to his Miami based practice for nose reshaping surgery, and he performs over 300 nasal surgeries per year, dedicating 50% of his time to rhinoplasty surgery. It is his experience coupled with a strong academic background that contributes to his success as a surgeon.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Knowledge and Skill
The level of skill and surgical knowledge is one of the primary factors affecting nose reshaping results. It is important to pick a surgeon who believes in constantly learning from his or her experience, and who has a commitment to developing their skills further.
Dr. Bustillo understands this: “I learn every day after evaluating every one of my surgical results.”
He is also not shy in passing on his knowledge. He teaches in South Florida and beyond, and has been invited to colleges all over the world, as a respected leader in his field, to teach the techniques he has developed during an active and successful career.
Part of that desire to teach has found an outlet through the rhinoplasty pages of his website. It is just one of the ways in which he educates patients. Through this education and sharing of knowledge, his patients’ expectations can be better met as they begin the process with a better appreciation of the art and craft of nasal surgery.
Getting the Natural Look in rhinoplasty
Another key factor in the success of the surgery will be in how natural the end effect actually is. Examples can be seen on Dr. Bustillo’s website of nose jobs from the 1970s, where trends included the “ski jump” look where the nose was given an upturned tip.
These days, patients are more discerning, looking instead for a result that blends in with their facial features. Dr. Bustillo has a personal philosophy which combines his experience with the desire to provide results for his patient’s that are both long lasting and look natural: “I continuously strive to deliver a natural result that will last throughout the patient’s life.”
To achieve these results, Dr. Bustillo practices techniques centering around reshaping the cartilage, rather than removing it, and properly supporting the nasal structure with state-of-the-art grafting techniques. Grafts are supplied using live tissue harvested from the patient’s own body which helps to ensure that the effect of the rhinoplasty is long lasting.
So, the successful outcome of the surgery relies on the surgeon’s skill, their knowledge about techniques, an appreciation of the natural look, and dedication in keeping patients informed and aware of the limitations of the surgery. To help explain any limitations to patients, Dr. Bustillo uses computer imaging and before and after photos; after all, patient satisfaction is probably the best measure of success!
To find out more about how Dr. Bustillo can reshape your nose, help improve its aesthetic appearance, enhance its function, and boost your confidence, set up an appointment in his Miami, Florida based practice. Simply fill out the contact form or call 305.663.3380 for more information.