The nose is the central point of your face. For those who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, this feature seems to draw too much attention. A nose surgery implements minor changes that make a major difference.
A rhinoplasty can reduce or augment the nose, straighten the profile and raise the tip. In the hands of an exceptionally skilled surgeon, your results will be both natural and beautiful. Manhattan rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Richard Westreich expertly performs ethnic rhinoplasty, female rhinoplasty, male rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty translates to “nose-reshaping” in Greek. Some of the most common reasons patients seek rhinoplasty are to straighten the nasal profile, remove dorsal humps, reduce the overall size of the nose or augment the nasal bridge.
A poorly performed nose job can result in physical flaws, functional problems and loss of self-confidence. A revision rhinoplasty is a secondary nose job performed to correct the mistakes made during an initial rhinoplasty. Dr. Westreich may employ the use of cartilage grafts and sliding genioplasty to restore aesthetic and functional characteristics to the nose.
Thanks to modern advances in today’s rhinoplasty techniques, non-Caucasian clients no longer have to submit to a Westernized, one-size-fits-all nose job that dismisses their cultural origins and ignores their uniquely attractive idiosyncrasies.
While we typically don’t associate men with plastic surgery, males are among the fastest growing group to seek out image improvement. Over one million men underwent cosmetic procedures as of five years ago.
Functionally speaking, a crooked nose is the result of a deviated septum which can obstruct breathing and disturb one’s quality of life. A crooked nose also throws off balance in the face and manifests itself as the first thing others tend to notice. A septoplasty is performed to straighten the septum and implement symmetry in the nasal passageways.
The Foundation rhinoplasty technique, which is used for crooked or deviated noses, is also helpful in retaining more of what a patient had before surgery. It can be used as a stand alone procedure, or to set the foundation for a more comprehensive aesthetic rhinoplasty.