Dr. John Anastasatos MD FACS – Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty or Nose reshaping
I did this nose operation or rhinoplasty surgery 10 years ago. This lady had many nose problems to correct. Her septum was crooked. When the septum of the nose is crooked or uneven then the nose is also cooked and uneven. The septum is the backbone of the nose. So to have a nice straight nose one needs to have a nice straight septum.
So in this patient I did the septoplasty surgery first and corrected the septum. After I did the septoplasty surgery then I brought my attention to the rhinoplasty surgery. It is prudent to do the septoplasty first and then the nose re-shaping.
As far as her nose reshaping I made the nose straighter and shorter. She wanted a shorter nose. She also wanted the reduce the height of her nose and the height and width of her nostrils.
When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery and in general cosmetic surgery of the face I am an advocate of natural results. I apply this principle to nose reshaping. I don’t like fake looking noses or noses that look operated upon.
Look at this nose. You can see in the before and after pictures that I did major work on her. She had a lot of work. Yet her nose looks natural after the rhinoplasty.
When someone does a rhinoplasty and they overdo it then it is hard to fix afterwards.
A natural rhinoplasty is a good rhinoplasty.