The ideal nose varies from face to face depending on the size and shape of the nose, ethnic background, genetics, age and other variables. A well-proportioned nose that is harmonious with your other facial features can have a tremendous impact on your overall facial appearance, the way that you view yourself and others view you.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and often considered the most difficult. Nose refinement can be performed on any part of the nose to reshape it, reduce it, augment it, remove a hump, refine the tip, narrow the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. It is performed to correct functional deformities that can affect breathing such as a deviated septum. It can also correct injury and birth defects. Insurance may cover rhinoplasty if it is done for medical or reconstructive reasons.
During your cosmetic consultation Dr. Sabry will examine your nose and your overall facial structure. He will listen to your concerns, review your expectations, and explain the best options for achieving your goals and the probable outcome of your rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Sabry uses the “open” approach wherein scars are placed inside the nostrils and hidden on the underside of the base. The skin is lifted, cartilage is sculpted to augment or reduce or to re-define the tip. Occasionally, a tip graft may be required for optimal shaping. Osteotomy (bony fracture) is done to create a more harmonious/ balanced nose. The skin is re-draped and stitched closed. A splint will be placed on the outside if bone work is done and inside the nose to provide support if the septum is corrected.