Most prospective patients interested in rhinoplasty are familiar with the changes that are possible during the procedure. They may wish to have the nose made smaller or larger, shortened or lengthened. Though these changes are common, they are not all-inclusive in terms of what Dr. Bustillo is able to alter within the nose.
Rhinoplasty is a permanent solution to cosmetic issues of the nose. Patients may wish to have their dorsal hump reduced, the tip shortened and refined, and the nostrils brought closer together. The surgery usually includes osteotomies, or small cuts on the nasal bones, which narrow and the define the sides of the nose.
Dr. Bustillo’s philosophy regarding nasal surgery is that he believes that the goal of the surgery is to remove the focus from the nose. For example, when you look at a person with a normal nose, the focus is on the person’s eyes. However, if the nose has a certain issue, like wide bones, a bulbous tip, or pinched nostrils, the nose becomes the focus. Dr. Bustillo likes to “normalize” a nose, so it is not the focus of attention.
Changes to the nose can alter the look of the entire face. Even minor modifications, where the nasal tissues have been reduced by millimeters, can significantly improve the look of the nose. Rhinoplasty is often combined with chin augmentation to ensure a pleasing side profile and ideal face shape.
Deviation of the septum and other internal issues can be corrected through functional rhinoplasty. This sub-surgery can be performed on its own or during an otherwise cosmetic nose operation. Through the procedure, the airways are evenly spaced to promote clear passageways for improved breathing.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can sometimes be performed to correct minor issues, such as a small concavity or depression. This procedure is performed with topical anesthesia in the office. Injectable fillers are typically used during this procedure to even out imperfections and asymmetries. The material can alter the bridge, tip, and other areas of the nose.
If you would like to learn more about the various ways in which rhinoplasty and other facial plastic surgeries can be performed, contact Dr. Bustillo’s Coral Gables, Florida office at (305) 663-3380.