All of the above procedures have to be performed in different degrees to suit the individual in order to achieve the natural but appealing look. The large number of steps/procedures shows the complexity of a successful rhinoplasty. It is a marriage between functional techniques and aesthetic techniques. It is critical that your plastic surgeon is skilled at both; he has to be a superb technician and an extraoridinary artist. With these two qualities, he can be the ideal plastic surgeon for you.
In the case of this 36-year-old male, the patient was unhappy with the shape of his nose. He felt that his nose was too big and he did not like the downward tilt of the nasal tip. This downward tilt was more prominent when the patient smiled. In addition to the aesthetic changes, due to an unknown injury from the past, the patient had a chronic airway obstruction where his nasal bone swung to the left.
This patient’s surgery was very complex as a result of the desired aesthetic changes and the medical need to open the airway passages. In order to meet the patient’s aesthetic desires, Dr. Byun had to address both the static and dynamic components of the patient’s nose. In other words, there are static components such as the dorsal area, nostril, and drooping tip. Also, there is a dynamic component where the nasal tip drooped further when the patient smiled.
Dr. Byun is one of only a few surgeons who can perform the procedure without cutting the base of the nose (columella). Other surgeons cut the columella and lift the skin off to work on the nose. This causes prolonged swelling and recovery time. Instead, Dr. Byun does the surgery Endonasally. A small cut is made inside of your nostril and surgery is done within the nose. As a result of performing the surgery Endonasally, Dr. Byun can hide all incisions and sutures.
As you can see, the results of the Rhinoplasty procedure are dramatic but still looks very natural. The patient is very happy with the end result.
This patient was involved in an accident that resulted in a broken nose. Dr. Byun repaired the fracture and airway, while reshaping the nose to appear straight and sleek.