Modern methods, based on components from our own body, restore functionality and improve the image of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is the most frequent plastic surgery operation. It aims to solve all functional problems of the nose and to improve the aesthetic image. The developments in rhinoplasty matters have been rapid in the last five years. The philosophy of the operation is no longer related to the change of the shape of the nose by removing bone and cartilage, but to its reinforcement.
The modern approach
Rhinoplasty today is different from older and old-fashioned methods, usually of the closed type, which tried to solve all problems without exception using one technique: that of removal which often led to catastrophic results. The modern method is done either by an open or a semi-closed approach. But approach is not as important as the new techniques to be applied under the skin.
The new shape will be formed by changing the inclination of the nasal cartilage, with fine sutures and grafts. The latter are parts of cartilage usually harvested from the nasal septum of the patient himself. This are made thin and straight. We give them the suitable shape and size depending on their role. We use them in the columella in order to determine and secure the height of the nose, and in the lateral walls for a smooth contouring and symmetry in the nostrils. We apply them in the middle part of the nose so as to avoid subsidence after removing the hump. In general, grafts have a reinforcing role and cover gaps, create natural curves n the nose and above all secure a permanent result.
Reinforcement rhinoplasty and restoration
Reinforcement rhinoplasty came about thanks to the progress in the restoration science. Injuries in the nose, but also some extremely reducing rhinoplasties created the need for restorative rhinoplasty. The latter is always done with the use of grafts in order to restructure the destroyed tissue. Depending on the gaps and the deficits either in the internal or the external nose skeleton, we seek grafts in order to restore both function and aesthetic. Some cases are restored with nasal septum cartilage or cartilage from the ear flap.
In other cases, there is the need for many and strong grafts for a serious and high-level restoration. In this case, with a small incision below the breast a part of rib (free) cartilage is harvested. The method is painless, as is the simple rhinoplasty. This operation is very demanding; therefore, it must be done by a specialized rhinosurgeon.
With the restorative rhinoplasty we provide solutions to simple but also to complex problems by reinforcing and restructuring the destroyed parts of the nose. The result of the restorative rhinoplasty is totally natural, without marks, with the consequence that it reinforces the self-confidence of the person undergoing the procedure.