i am planning for rhinoplasty this month but a little worried about future consequences of it. I met a surgeon and he said that my nose needs septorhinoplasty. He said that i have a broad deviated nose with broad ala and nostril. Please guide about the right and best procedure.
Is the surgeon right about septo-rhinoplasty and is osteotomy a dangerous procedure? (photo)
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Osteotomies for septorhinoplasty
A septoplasty is performed for medical necessity when there is a breathing problem present to tube blockage of airflow from twisted cartilage and bone in the back of the nose.
A rhinoplasty is performed to change the shape of the nose which can include narrowing the tip of the nose with suture techniques, an alar platy to narrow the nostrils, and osteotomies to narrow the nasal bones. Osteotomies are very safe in experienced rhinoplasty hands. For many examples of rhinoplasty in our practice, please see the photo Gallery Link below
Septorhinoplasty is not a dangerous surgery in experienced hands
Septorhinoplasty is not inherently dangerous in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon supported by an skilled anesthesiologist. The goals of the surgery will largely depend upon your wishes. However, septorhinoplasty can typically improve the size and shape of the nose and improve your breathing issue.
Is the surgeon right about septo-rhinoplasty and is osteotomy a dangerous procedure?
You can achieve a natural result with a refined tip and a more narrow nose.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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