Considering rhinoplasty in Seattle Washington? Talk to Dr William Portuese.
What is rhinoplasty or nose reshaping?
Rhino means nose and plasty means to shape, mold, or form. Rhinoplasty was the fifth most common procedure one by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the latest statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Many plastic surgeons feel rhinoplasty is the most artistic and difficult cosmetic surgical procedure. I agree, because the surgeon makes three-dimensional changes which instantly alter other areas of the nose.
How important is the preoperative analysis in rhinoplasty?
Accurate preoperative analysis is 50 percent of the outcome. I encourage my patients to bring in photographs of how they envision the results. Only a limited number of experts specialize in rhinoplasty, so do your homework.
"The most important first step in a successful Nose Job Surgery outcome is listening to the patient and really understanding what their hopes and desires are.. then delivering on that expectation." The goal in primary rhinoplasty surgery is to create a nose that enhances the attractiveness of the entire face while preserving or improving nasal function (breathing). Each nose is unique, therefore, for each case, an individualized nose job surgery operative plan is developed that takes into account the patient's anatomy and cosmetic goals.