Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 5

Question: What should I look for in a rhinoplasty to make my face better?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish Shaving down the slight dorsal hump, lifting the nasal tip, preventing the tip of the nose from drooping down dynamically when your smile, and narrowing the bridge line. All of the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. To reduce the flaring nostrils, an alar-plasty is required.

Question: Will my chin implant scar still be really noticeable 3 months after surgery?
Answer: In our practice, we try to make the scar as short as possible, and camouflage it in the small crease underneath the chin. We also use dissolvable sutures in the incision itself. The healing process usually takes a few months for the incision to settle down.

Question: What type of Rhinoplasty would be best to straighten my nose and fix deviated septum?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty can accomplish straightening the crooked nose, while a closed septoplasty can improve a deviated septum which improves airflow out of the nose. Medial and lateral osteotomies placed in the nasal bones will be required to straighten the significantly crooked nose.

Question: How challenging is fixing this/Is it worth it?
Answer: Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures to perform correctly in the entire field of cosmetic surgery, so it’s important choose a rhinoplasty specialist. A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, straightening the nose, and placement of spreader grafts in the mid vault of the nose to prevent collapse. All the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required and no painful packing is required either.

Question: Is a chin implant good for my face? 27 yo male?
Answer: If your teeth are significantly out of alignment, then you can consider a sliding genioplasty performed by an oral surgeon under general anesthesia in the hospital setting with an overnight stay. If you’re simply trying to augment the chin forward cosmetically, then placement of a chin implant can augment the chin forward. This can be accomplished under local anesthesia which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Question: Crepey neck. Can this be fixed with a rhytidectomy and open neck lift?
Answer: Much more information is needed, such as a full set of facial and neck photographs to be able to make a determination about how best to proceed.

Question: My nose feels wide and undefined. Any way I can get it narrowed but still look like me? Or would you leave it alone?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish refinement of the nasal tip and narrowing the bridge line. All of the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. The amount of change would only be minimal since your nose is not that wide to start with.

Question: Can you get cheek implants after a face lift?
Answer: Yes indeed, you can get cheek implants after a facelift procedure. It would be better to undergo both procedure simultaneously so there’s only one anesthesia and one recovery period.

Question: What is the best option to balance out my profile? Jaw surgery or chin implant?
Answer: Jaw surgery is usually performed when teeth are significantly out of alignment. It is performed by oral surgeon in a hospital setting under general anesthesia with an overnight stay at the hospital.Placement of a Chin implant is performed only for cosmetic purposes to augment the chin forward and can be performed under local anesthesia which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Question: Considering a rhinoplasty – is it possible to preserve bifid nasal tip?
Answer: A closed rhinoplasty approach and accomplish reduction of the bulbous nasal tip with all incisions placed on the inside of the nose. More information is needed such as a full set of facial photographs from all angles. Technically, it may be rather difficult to be able to reduce the bulbous nasal tip and only reduce the Cleft slightly between your nasal tip cartilages.

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