Rhinoplasty Surgery in Seattle Washington
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
William A. Portuese, M.D.
If you are considering facial plastic surgery in Seattle Washington – in particular rhinoplasty, nasal reshaping or nose surgery contact Seattle plastic surgeon William A. Portuese. Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. William Portuese MD is the current president of the Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons. We see patients throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest area. Visit areas served.
Board Certified facial plastic surgeon William Portuese MD is an expert in the field of facial plastic surgery specializing in nasal contouring surgery. He regularly gives presentations about rhinoplasty Seattle, facial plastic surgery on local, national and international levels.
Common Reasons Why Patients Undergo Nose Surgery
The three most common reasons patients undergo a rhinoplasty is they just simply broke their nose and it’s twisted and crooked. The second reason they come to see me is usually because they have a large dorsal hump that maybe they were born with and they really have an issue with it. And the third reason is usually a bulbous nasal tip that needs some refinement.
Open rhinoplasty versus closed rhinoplasty:
Open rhinoplasty involves placement of 2 incisions on the inside of the nose, and one incision across the outside portion of the nose across the columella. The rhinoplasty surgeon then lifts the skin off the cartilaginous structures of the nose and performs the necessary changes. This leaves a visible scar across the columella. Open rhinoplasty is more invasive than closed rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty involves placement of 2 incisions completely located on the inside of the nose, and is much less invasive. Closed Rhinoplasty heals faster. Open versus Closed Rhinoplasty is only about the approach to get in the nose to perform the surgery, not what is actually performed inside the nose to accomplish the required changes. Advanced cartilage grafting techniques, cartilage removal, hump reduction, osteotomies, can all be addressed with either open or closed rhinoplasty. Always best to ask your surgeon which approach they are going to use for your nose job procedure.