RHINOPLASTY (NOSE RESHAPING)

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Rhinoplasty in Toronto is one of the most requested cosmetic surgical procedures. The change in appearance can be profound or subtle, depending on the type and magnitude of deformity. Aesthetically speaking, the nose must balance the face, and when you are seen for your consultation, the surgeon will be looking at the balance between the nose and chin, and how they relate to the face. A small underdeveloped chin will make a nose seem larger than it really is.

Toronto Rhinoplasty procedures can be performed once the nose has reached its adult size and shape, usually after the age of sixteen, although if the deformity is severe, consideration could be given to younger patients.

Aesthetic nasal surgery
Aesthetic nasal surgery, or rhinoplasty, is reshaping the nose to improve its appearance. This type of surgery is typically performed to reduce the overall size of the nose, reshape a tip, remove a nasal hump or improve a poor angle between the nose and the upper lip. In some patients, it is necessary to add tissue in order to improve contour.   One or all of these changes can be made during a single operation.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty in Toronto is performed to correct birth defects and disfigurement resulting from injury.   It may also be done in conjunction with an operation performed to relieve nasal obstruction due to an internal deformity.

In certain cases where the nose requires building up for definition, some cartilage is taken from the ear.   This does not distort or change the appearance of the ear.   The nose is one of the main balancing features of the face and sometimes an alteration of the size and shape of the nose should also be accompanied by appropriate changes in other facial structures to obtain the best results.   The chin is often augmented or altered along with the nose, particularly if it is recessed or small in size. During examination, your facial structure will be evaluated and other appropriate recommendations made.

Surgery is altogether not an exact science. Because some of the factors involved in producing the final result, such as the healing process, are not entirely within the control of either the surgeon or patient, it is impossible to guarantee results. Results from surgery on the nose however, are more predictable in some patients than in others. This is determined by a number of factors, such as thickness and shape of the bone and cartilage, the shape of the face, heredity, age, and the thickness and condition of the skin. The skin is highly important factor influencing the result of nasal surgery, for thick skin precludes a delicate nasal tip. Every nose has certain combinations of these anatomical features, which influence the outcome of the surgery and the predictability of the results.

Procedure: Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems. (May be covered by insurance.)
Length: 1 to 2 hours or more.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Recovery: Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or sunburn: 8 weeks. Final appearance: 1 year or more.
Duration of
Results:
Permanent.