Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the nose. It is one of the more complex cosmetic surgical procedures. Patients present with a variety of concerns regarding the appearance of their nose including a prominent bump along the top of the nose, fullness of the tip of the nose, and droopiness of the nasal tip. Dr. Martin’s goal is to achieve a natural result following surgery. However, he does not perform nasal surgery if a patient also has a functional concern with the nose, such as a problem breathing through the nose. If this is a concern then the patient would be best treated by an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.
What are the surgical options?
Dr. Martin performs two different rhinoplasty techniques:
- Closed rhinoplasty – a small incision is made on the inside of the nose to access the top of the nose and the nasal tip. Recovery is faster with this technique but the nasal correction is more limited.
- Open rhinoplasty – a small incision is made at the bottom of the nose and extends into both nostrils to allow for elevation of the skin of the nose. This allows for direct visualization of the top of the nose and nasal tip. Recovery is generally longer following this technique however greater nasal correction can be achieved.