Nose Beautification - Rhinoplasty
Dr. Romano’s rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure can significantly improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Nasal surgery may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. His results are truly artistic, creative, and sculptured, yet the changes he makes are quite subtle and result in a “naturally” improved appearance.
This is a unique sub-specialization of rhinoplasty plastic surgery. He is able to address ethnic features that must be preserved and dealt with artistically. Often seen in Asian and African-American rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Romano Explains
Nasal surgery is the true art and science of plastic surgery. It is a procedure in which one millimeter can make the difference between spectacular and horrible. There is no absolute standard in this area making the procedure artistic, creative, and sculptured. Patients come to me with a variety of reasons to seek rhinoplasty. I have a very keen awareness of all of these issues and how much they disturb patients. Patients notice a variety of features about their nose, some may be subtle or severe. Taking this into consideration I always use computer imaging to make sure that we both see the same thing and to the same degree. Patients commonly complain of a “big ball” on the end of the nose, a hanging or drooping tip, a hump on the top, a crooked nose, dents or bumps, difficulty breathing, watery discharge, or sinus problems. The anatomy of the nose is very straightforward with a distinct framework of bone and cartilage, overlying skin that may be thick or thin, and the mucous membrane lining the nose with all its complex functioning. In the nose all of these different anatomical features must be analyzed and addressed prior to your surgery.
The surgical plan includes a very thorough exam, computer images, and then illustrative drawings of your anatomy and my plan. I will coordinate the features of your anatomy with your expectations, formulate a plan with you, and guide you through this process. In nasal surgery the planning, preparation, technique, and synchronization of your and my artistic visions are exquisitely important. I take this very seriously with several visits, old photographs, and computer images. This way you are provided the best of all possible results.
Here are a few categories of the procedures I perform:
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty: This is a specific sub-specialization of rhinoplasty performed by doctors like myself who are skilled and interested in rhinoplasty for patients with specific ethnic features that must be observed, preserved, and dealt with artistically. This is often seen in Asian rhinoplasty and African-American rhinoplasty. I can help you with this issue.
- Revision Rhinoplasty: This is another highly sub-specialized area of rhinoplasty for patients who have already had a procedure and desire to have it revised and made better. Please visit the separate section on this topic.
Surgery involves a light general anesthetic and is performed in a hospital setting. The surgery is safe and predictable. There are very mild swelling and very rare bruising after surgery. There are few small stitches, and you can return to work in as little as five to seven days and to some physical exercise in the second week. The surgical result relies on the fact that your skin will mold down around the artistically reshaped and re-molded bone and cartilage layer.