Because the nose is such a central feature of the face, the slightest flaw can cause facial imbalance and may lead to problems with low self-esteem and embarrassment. Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is designed to provide men and women with a balanced, harmonious facial appearance through the reshaping of the nose. Our board-certified plastic surgeons in LA are highly trained in providing this technically challenging procedure for men and women of all types of ethnic backgrounds, including those of Asian descent.
What to Expect from your Nose Surgery Consultation
Initial and subsequent consultations are key in establishing a rapport and understanding realistic goals and outcomes. We ask for you to bring several photographs of a nose shape you like. The goal of this exercise is for one of our doctors to determine your perception of a pretty nose shape. After reviewing the photographs, we can determine a realistic shape for your own unique procedure.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
This refers to the bony area of the nose that runs from between the eyes through the tip of the nose. The important feature of all dorsum is the smoothness in its transition. The transition from the forehead to the nose should be smooth and curved. The transition from the dorsum to the tip should also be smooth. Some people may wish for a slightly curved profile from the dorsum to the tip, and others may wish for straighter profile. With very few exceptions, most men and women desire a smoother, more natural, and not very high bridge and dorsum.
There are many different types of material that can be used to augment the dorsum. Using your own tissue is ideal, but there is often not enough cartilage to augment the dorsum. Many synthetic materials are available, but at Wave Plastic Surgery our trained plastic surgeons prefer to use a smooth silicone implant. If the overlying skin is too thin, then the implant is covered with Alloderm to provide additional soft tissue coverage and avoid visibility of the implant.
The columella is a structure that is located from the tip of the nose to the upper lip. The angle created between the columella and the upper lip determines the rotation of the tip. A feminine nose-lip angle is 110 degrees for women and 90 degrees for men. Too much upper rotation will cause more visibility of the nostrils and an unnatural appearing nose.
Some patients may also have either a hanging columella, or retracted columella. Correcting this condition is an important point in the overall aesthetics of the nose.
Some people have a deep groove of the columella/upper lip junction or have a retrusion of the midface. Without doing major craniofacial surgery, this area can be filled with diced cartilages to give more projections.
WAVE is able to achieve these amazing facial rejuvenation results in the Flash Lift by using technologically advanced threads made of polydioxanone (also known as PDO). These threads are expertly placed in the skin which provides a natural-looking, tightening and lifting effect on the face.
The PDO threads we use are some of the best and most powerful threads available. Because each patient is a little bit different, we are able to select the right combination of threads to give patients the most ideal and customized results. As time passes, the PDO threads will dissolve and stimulate collagen production.
Patients love this procedure because there is virtually no downtime, it takes less than an hour, and they can see years of aging vanish from their face.
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