Many of Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty patients come to him with the hope of transforming their look. Big changes are often possible, but wanting rhinoplasty doesn’t necessarily mean you want to look like someone else. Some patients want rhinoplasty to improve breathing, without dramatically changing their appearance. Others want to change the shape of their nose while still retaining their unique, ethnic look. Whatever your end goal, Dr. Sajjadian is a highly skilled, triple-board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise in rhinoplasty can help you achieve the transformation you want. You can still look like you after rhinoplasty.
The Different Types of Rhinoplasty
In the most basic of definitions, rhinoplasty is a surgery to change the appearance or function of the nose. If it is surgery on the nose, it is likely rhinoplasty. To make it easier to talk with his patients about rhinoplasty and the different end goals of the procedure, Dr. Sajjadian has broken the wide definition of rhinoplasty into some sub-categories. Let’s take a look:
- Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: This procedure can correct a variety of cosmetic issues with the nose. Dr. Sajjadian can remove a bump on the bridge, resize th
e nose, correct crookedness, fix an upturned, bulbous or droopy tip, resize the nostrils, etc. If there’s something you want to change about your nose, come discuss options with Dr. Sajjadian. Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be a complete transformation or can be a little tweak to put your nose more in line with your desires. You don’t have to change everything if all you want is to remove a bump, or change the tip.
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Patients of non-Caucasian heritage face unique challenges when getting rhinoplasty (both for cosmetic reasons and breathing problems). The nasal structure is different, posing a challenge for a surgeon without the specialized training and expertise of Dr. Sajjadian. Ethnic rhinoplasty seeks to correct breathing and structural issues in non-Caucasian noses and to make aesthetic changes that will improve the appearance while keeping the nose in harmony with other facial features.
- Nasal Obstruction Correction: Do you have trouble breathing? Nasal obstruction correction can correct breathing problems caused by injury, blockage, enlarged tissues, deviated septum, etc. Nasal obstruction correction can be paired with rhinoplasty to change the appearance of the nose while improving its function.
- Revision Rhinoplasty: Correcting a previous rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty seeks to make cosmetic changes, improve breathing, correct structural issues, etc. after rhinoplasty.
These different types of rhinoplasty are often combined and performed together. Dr. Sajjadian can make dramatic or subtle changes, can correct breathing problems and aesthetic issues, and will work with you to determine what changes you want made. Call today and learn more about rhinoplasty.