Like any plastic surgery procedure, rhinoplasty is highly dependent on the individual patient. Your nose is unlike anyone else’s, and your rhinoplasty surgeon must consider your surgical goals and unique anatomy when determining the most suitable approach to your procedure.
Dr. Mune Gowda always takes a personalized approach to rhinoplasty, drawing from a variety of specialized surgical techniques he has refined over many years in practice. He will assess your nose and facial features and talk to you about your desired cosmetic outcomes before recommending the best way to give you the results you want.
Types of Specialty Rhinoplasty Available
Piezo rhinoplasty is a newer form of rhinoplasty that harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy to selectively reshape the nasal bones. The vibrations and miniaturized instruments used in piezo rhinoplasty eliminate the need for traditional surgical tools like chisels and hammers, which can be traumatic to the nasal anatomy. Some of the benefits of piezo rhinoplasty include less trauma to the nasal bones and tissues and more predictable and precise results. Patients also tend to recover from piezo rhinoplasty faster than traditional rhinoplasty, with less post-operative bruising and swelling.
Preservation rhinoplasty describes a modern, conservative approach to rhinoplasty. Instead of excessively reducing or altering the framework of the nose, preservation rhinoplasty remodels the existing anatomy with few resections, minimal bone and tissue removal and the use of grafts. This achieves a very natural-looking result.
Revision rhinoplasty improves upon the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery. Candidates for revision rhinoplasty either dislike the outcomes of their primary rhinoplasty or develop physical or cosmetic deformities after the procedure. Often revision rhinoplasty involves adding structural support to the tip and/or bridge of the nose using cartilage grafts.
The goal of ethnic rhinoplasty is to improve the appearance of a non-Caucasian nose while preserving the patient’s unique ethnic identity. Commonly, ethnic rhinoplasty seeks to narrow the base of the nose, augment the nasal bridge or reduce the size of the nostrils. A successful ethnic rhinoplasty enhances the nose in a way that flatters the rest of the patient’s ethnic characteristics.
Your Choice of Rhinoplasty Surgeon Matters
For rhinoplasty to be successful, your surgeon should be methodical, details-driven and completely committed to your safety and satisfaction. He or she should have many years of experience working with different types of noses and surgical cases.
When selecting your rhinoplasty surgeon, do not be seduced by flashy marketing campaigns or discount pricing offers. What matters is the surgeon’s credentials, board certification and membership with reputable professional societies (e.g., the American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
Consistently recognized as a top doctor in his area, Dr. Gowda has substantial experience in specialty rhinoplasty and will tailor his approach to your specific needs. His background in microsurgery and the delicate techniques involved in reconstruction is enormously helpful for a procedure as demanding and technically complex as rhinoplasty.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Gowda’s specialty rhinoplasty expertise, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with him. Please call or email us today to set up your appointment.