Reduction Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is most commonly a reductive surgical technique, but may require augmentation and elevation in certain ethnic groups. Dr. Romo utilizes computer imaging to illustrate how a patient’s nasal appearance can be improved with the recommended rhinoplasty procedure.

Reduction

Contemporary rhinoplasty or reshaping of the nose has undergone several changes over the last two decades. First, most rhinoplasty procedures are performed upon Caucasian patients who have large noses that they want to look smaller. This is called a reduction rhinoplasty and is accomplished by cutting away cartilage and bone and letting the natural skin shrink-wrap down to the smaller framework. In the past, too much cartilage and bone were removed, which commonly resulted in noses that were too small, upturned, and pinched. To prevent this, Dr. Romo has developed a rhinoplasty technique called Reduction Structured Rhinoplasty™, which creates a natural-looking nose that maintains proper breathing function. The key to this technique is to not over-reduce the nasal architecture and to strengthen the residual support structures with the grafting of septal cartilage or implants.
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