Rhinoplasties are one of the most common procedures performed, with over 350,000 patients having the procedure annually. Patients seeking this procedure have a range of motivations. Some patients seek minor changes to their appearance. Others seek a dramatic change to a large bump on their nose or roundness in their nasal tip. Choosing a rhinoplasty specialist is the most important part of the journey in making alterations to a patients’ nose. Dr. Malhotra is a board certified plastic surgeon who is also trained and board certified in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery. Many patients seek Dr. Malhotra in particular to both improve the appearance of their nose, as well as their breathing. The majority of patients have a septoplasty (deviated septum) correction at the time of their nasal surgery.
It is often said that a rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose reshaping, is the most complex cosmetic procedure. The location of the nose in the center of the face is an important aesthetic landmark that must be shaped taking into account a person chin prominence, height of the patient, ethnicity, and width of the eyes. Rhinoplasty specialists are ideally both plastic surgeons and trained in ear, nose, and throat surgery so all alterations to the nose are balanced with maintaining or improving breathing.
Sometimes the services of a revision rhinoplasty specialist are required when a previous cosmetic or breathing related surgery needs to be corrected. These procedures require a surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty surgery. It can be difficult to find a qualified revision specialist. Revision rhinoplasty requires both assessment of the structure of the nose, as well as modifying scar tissue that may exist. Often revision rhinoplasty patients require a longer time to heal and swelling to abate. Patients should choose surgeons who focus primarily on nasal surgery for any revision surgical procedure.
If you are interested in the rhinoplasty procedure or revision rhinoplasty, contact the Malhotra Center for Plastic Surgery at 734-913-5100.