Rhinoplasty/ Nose Surgery Toronto, New York
The symmetry or balance between facial features is often referred to as “facial harmony.” When a certain feature is too prominent, it can often throw this “harmony” out of balance. The nose is the central part of face; its position and proportion in relation to the eyes and mouth make it a focal point.
Rhinoplasty aims to restore facial harmony by shaping the nasal structures and surrounding tissues. There are many reasons why a patient might benefit from rhinoplasty; whether it is to correct changes due to injuries, or to minimize certain unwanted characteristics or features of the nose. When dealing with rhinoplasty cases Dr. Born practices “effective minimalism” in order to preserve and enhance the patient’s unique facial harmony. Dr. Born’s modern aesthetic sensibilities combined with his surgical skill and precision will ensure a beautiful and appropriate result from your rhinoplasty surgery.
What is Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most technically difficult surgical procedures to perform. The procedure involves the surgical correction or revision of the nose to alter its cosmetic appearance. There are two types of rhinoplasty – open or closed. An “open” rhinoplasty involves an incision to the columella (the portion of the nose which separates the nostrils). This incision allows the nasal skin to be lifted off of the tip of the nose and enables the surgeon to directly view the nasal structure and tissues while operating. With the “closed” rhinoplasty technique, all incisions to the nasal structure and tissues are made internally. Dr. Born typically prefers the “open” rhinoplasty method as it allows him to manipulate the nasal shape with greater control and precision, but the technique used is ultimately determined by the patient’s anatomy and the desired outcome.
Am I a candidate for Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery?
Rhinoplasty can be performed on most people who have past the age of puberty. There are many factors that may indicate whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are dissatisfied with the position, size and shape of your nose, if you have a pronounced “bump” along the bridge, if your nostrils are overly large, or if the tip of your nose is “off-centre” then rhinoplasty may be a surgical option for you. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a full assessment in order to determine if rhinoplasty is something that will enhance your unique image and give you the result you desire.
Why should I choose Dr. Born to perform my Rhinoplasty / Nose surgery?
It is imperative that rhinoplasty is performed by a surgeon who understands the delicate nature of this particular procedure. It is one of the most difficult surgeries to perform and requires a very advanced, modern technique in order maintain the requisite symmetry. Simplicity and subtlety is key – to change the nose too drastically would alter the patient’s entire face and may cause other features to look imbalanced. Dr. Born’s approach to rhinoplasty is strategic and refined; the goal is always to avoid an operated or “done” look to the nose and to preserve a patient’s natural character. His skill as a surgeon and his aesthetic vision will ensure an elegant and harmonious result from your rhinoplasty surgery.
What are the risks associated with Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery?
It is important to remember that rhinoplasty is not for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness or tenderness. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgery. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your rhinoplasty surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you are an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.