According to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the first intranasal rhinoplasty was performed by an otolaryngologist in 1887. Today it remains one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures. Though there have been advances in both equipment and techniques, there is one factor in regard to this facial plastic surgery that has not changed, and that is the way the body heals. The bones, cartilage, tissues, and skin of the nose can heal variably from one patient to the next. Regardless of the surgeon’s precision and skill, there may be some irregularities present once the nose has healed.
Though a secondary rhinoplasty, also called a revision rhinoplasty, is a viable option, there are inherent risks associated with any surgery. The patient’s anatomy may place limitations on the changes that can be created within the nose, and an aggressive secondary surgery may compromise the integrity of the nasal structure. Additionally, a patient may incur additional fees, and will have to once again be operated on under anesthesia. Following the procedure, there will be a second recovery period that may require time away from work and life routines.
Soft tissue fillers may be an option for cosmetic treatment of the nose when a surgery has not resulted in perfect symmetry. This is often referred to as liquid rhinoplasty or a non-surgical nose job. Dermal injections have increased in popularity with more options available now than ever before. The combination of these two well-liked procedures may provide the ultimate patient experience to improve results that would otherwise be deemed incomplete or unsatisfactory. Dr. Rubinstein of the Hudson Valley area is available to consult with patients regarding this combination of both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Popular injectable fillers include those containing hyaluronic acid, which is a low-risk option as this material pre-exists in the body. Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are all popular options that create results that must be repeated once the body resorbs the non-toxic filler. These injections are most effective when treating areas of the nose other than the tip.
Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D. performs plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures of the face to ensure reliable alterations of the most important part of the human body. His extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and dual board certification makes him an ideal selection for facial procedures in the greater New York City area. The doctor also caters to patients who travel to utilize his services. Through Dr. Rubinstein’s Contact Form, prospective patients can relay their concerns to the doctor.