Rhinoplasty can reduce the size of a nose which is too large for one’s face. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon can remove a bump, narrow and refine a bulbous tip and enlarge a nose that is too small, too short or collapsed.
Today’s sculpted nose is much more unique than in previous years. It should always be individualized, and a person’s ethnic background should not be lost. Traditionally, Dr. Perkins used to do more rhinoplasty on Caucasians and those with Northern European backgrounds. But, because our society has become so multi-cultural, he performs a lot of these procedures on patients with a variety of and different ethnic backgrounds.
In addition to the actual look of the nose, rhinoplasty techniques have also changed over the years and have dramatically improved patients’ results. These newer techniques allow for “reorientation”, which maintains the normal existing structure of the nose and involves more sculpting and reshaping rather than cartilage removal. Patients also experience minimal pain or pressure, and minimal bruising, as nasal packing has become a thing of the past. Results are immediately noticeable, however, it will take at least a full year to see the final refined tip result due to the fact that there is swelling within the skin.
These are subtle changes that the patient and the surgeon will see as time goes on. Dr. Perkins’ patients tell him that their friends and colleagues often notice something appears “different” (i.e., a new hairstyle, new make-up), but can never tell that they have had plastic surgery on their nose. The nose fits just with their face, looks totally natural, and does not draw attention to itself. The other features of the face, such as the beauty of one’s eyes, are “highlighted”.