Rhinoplasty: what is it?

Rhinoplasty: what is it?

A rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” can change the shape of your nose and improve how well it complements the rest of your face.by clearing nasal airway obstruction, this surgical treatment can also be used to improve respiratory function. Our surgeons are board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty. He wants to give each patient amazing results by using strict techniques and planning each surgery individually.

Using 3d imaging to create a customized rhinoplasty plan

A flawless nose doesn’t exist, and not every nose complements every face. Because of this, Dr William Portuese won’t ask you to look at pictures of other people in an effort to locate your “perfect nose.” instead, at the beginning of the rhinoplasty consultation, he will focus on what you want to change about your own nose. This helps set realistic goals from the start.

Vectra 3d imaging, a cutting-edge in-office technology that enables patients to observe a three-dimensional depiction of how their nose might be realistically transformed based on their particular anatomy, is used by Dr William Portuese to facilitate this process. Once a picture of your face is on the computer, the specifics of your nose can be “fine-tuned” and changed until you and Dr William Portuese  agree on the surgical plan that will most likely enable you to achieve your aesthetic and/or functional goals. In addition, vectra® imaging can provide you with confidence and peace of mind that you and Dr William Portuese  are on the same page regarding your treatment, in addition to assisting you in better visualizing how the new nasal contour will look on your own face.

Dr William Portuese  will go over the surgical procedure in great detail and respond to any queries you may have once a personalized surgical plan is in place. If you decide to proceed with treatment, he will then put you in touch with a member of our staff to arrange your rhinoplasty operation. Dr William Portuese  main goal is to make sure you have a great experience through open communication and unmatched care. He wants to help you solve your problems and get a more balanced and harmonious look to your face.

Who makes a good rhinoplasty candidate?

There is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty, but the majority of plastic surgeons advise that you wait until you have reached complete facial development and are at least 16 years old before having the treatment. Additional criteria for candidacy include not smoking (or quitting at least six weeks before surgery), being in generally good health without any illnesses that would impair healing, and having reasonable expectations for the results of surgery. During the consultation, all of these requirements, as well as any other things that might be relevant to your situation, will be carefully looked at.

Open rhinoplasty is less invasive than closed rhinoplasty.

The position of the incisions used during surgery is the primary distinction between open and closed rhinoplasty. To separate the skin from the nasal skeleton beneath, an incision is typically made in the vertical strip of the nose (columella) during open rhinoplasty. Contrarily, a closed rhinoplasty is usually carried out through the nostrils with tiny incisions made on the interior of the nose, leaving no visible scars. Each technique has unique advantages, and Dr William Portuese  will advise you on the best choice based on your needs and objectives at the time of the appointment.

What exactly is a rhinoplasty procedure?

Dr William Portuese  will first make meticulous incisions during surgery using the open or closed approach decided upon during treatment planning. Either method is followed by the meticulous contouring and/or removal of tissue, bone, and cartilage until the desired result is achieved. Rarely, a cartilage graft from the rib or ear may be required for the best outcomes. The wounds are properly closed once the nasal sculpting is finished to encourage optimal healing.

Rhinoplasty normally takes two to three hours to complete, depending on the degree of the procedure, and most patients are able to go home that same day under the care and supervision of a friend or relative. Using a meticulous surgical approach, Dr William Portuese ensures that any potential scarring is effectively concealed—if not invisible—after healing is complete. This helps to reduce excessive postsurgical discomfort and shorten recovery and downtime.


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    Seattle Nose Surgeon ®
    William Portuese MD
    Joseph Shvidler MD

    Seattle, Washington 98104

    (206) 624-6200

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