Medical Rhinoplasty

| Oct 31, 2011 | Reply

More and more Surgeons are moving away from traditional Rhinoplasty (Corrective Nose Surgery) in favour of less invasive options with Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Surgical Rhinoplasty is an extremely popular plastic surgery procedure worldwide. The surgery itself unfortunately is extremely complicated and the risks are significant. Popularity versus time in theatre and risk has propelled the surgical world into finding faster, safer and more efficient ways to cosmetically alter a person’s nose.

Most Cosmetic Nose Surgery involves alteration to the bridge of the nose or the tip of the nose, or both. The dissection is complicated in the nose as the nasal scaffold of bone, muscle and cartilage all need to be manipulated, leading to increased risk and long recovery times. This same scaffold however is the perfect base to stabilise Botox and Dermal Fillers and more and more Doctors are turning to these non-surgical options to get their patients their desired cosmetic nose results.

Nose tip correction using Restylane

The Medical Rhinoplasty

The non-surgical treatment of the nose or Medical Rhinoplasty has become of prime importance. During the procedure there is no change to the nasal scaffold and no risk of deformity. Also the products used in the Medical Rhinoplasty have significant clinical data detailing their safety.

There is of course sill some risk involved with the Medical Rhinoplasty and as a patient you need to seek out an experienced injector with an in depth knowledge of nasal anatomy. Knowledge of Nasal anatomy will allow your Aesthetic Physician to obtain a good aesthetic result by combining the mobile elements in the nose with the static bone structure and surrounding facial features.

A good aesthetic result by combining the mobile elements in the nose with the static bone structure and surrounding facial features.

Medical Rhinoplasty can be used as a precursor to invasive surgery but it is becoming more and more popular as a regular treatment option. In combination Botox and Dermal Fillers can be used as a non-permanent correction for:

  • Nose asymmetry
  • Deformity correction
  • Nose tip repositioning
  • Nostril repositioning
  • Nose Bridge straightening

Your nose after all takes up one third of the face and forms an integral part of facial aesthetics. It great to know that clinical papers are currently being presented promoting the Medical Rhinoplasty in favour of surgical intervention.

Dr Clark is a leader in Medical Rhinoplasty worldwide.

Dr Clark is a leader in Medical Rhinoplasty worldwide and is at the forefront of the procedure in South Africa. He is keen to point out that not all indications can be fixed with the Medical Rhinoplasty and in some cases he will refer you to a qualified plastic surgeon for traditional Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty performed by Dr Alastair Clark

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