Rhinoplasty: Not Just for Looks
Despite its vain reputation, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can correct damage to the nasal pathways, whether through injury or genetics. Nasal fractures, cleft lip and palate (in combination), inflammatory conditions, neoplasms (tumors), septal hematomas, and many other injuries/diseases can be repaired through rhinoplasty. A cleft-lip/palate, a well-known condition, often requires nasal work in addition to the mouth/lip adjustment.
Dr. Jeremy White first considers at a patient’s full medical history to determine if rhinoplasty will work for them. If their history and state of heath are favorable, the doctor will work with the patient to create a plan for the corrective procedure.
There are two types of rhinoplastic surgery: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small, irregular incision to the columella, which is the fleshy part at the end of the nose between the nostrils. The columella incision allows the surgeon access to the internal nasal tissues, reducing the risk of the surgeon damaging the nose. In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon does all incisions internally within the nasal tissue. There’s a lot of debate over which type is better, but it often depends on the shape of a person’s nose; noses with narrower nostrils or flatter protrusions, for example, can be easier to operate on using the open method, whereas noses with wider nostrils and more prominent bridges are easier to access.
Cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas has never been more accessible. Dr. Jeremy White, the resident surgeon, is trained for both plastic surgery and otolaryngology, which focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive challenges in the head and neck. The ARC Plastic Surgery center is also fully-equipped for both general anesthesia and partial anesthesia, usually to the patients’ discretion.
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call 305-501-2000 or visit http://www.arcplasticsurgeons.com.