This way the nose will blend with the face rather than be the dominant or obvious feature. The reshaped nose will then shift attention away from itself and toward the natural sparkle of ones eyes. Superior rhinoplasty entails matching the nose to the patients individual facial features and proportions along with the patients desired look. Refinement rhinoplasty involves judicious use of techniques that provide a more defined nasal tip and a straight and supported nasal bridge, all the while maintaining the nasal airway. Conservative measures, as opposed to overzealous resection, and selective techniques tailored to the patient, are critical elements to successful nasal surgery. The patients overall looks are not changed drastically, but improved to bring out their natural beauty, without distraction.
Dr. Buckingham has extensive experience in nasal surgery, as well as secondary rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, and will use a graduated approach to address each individual case from the purely cosmetic procedure requiring tip refinement and dorsal adjustment to cases requiring significant straightening and complete reconstruction of the nasal anatomy to improve appearance as well as function.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation which time digital imaging software will be utilized to communicate the desired improvements.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patients specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Find answers to Rhinoplasty questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Q – What is rhinoplasty?
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure where the goal is to improve the nose aesthetically by making it more harmonious with the rest of the facial features. A superior rhinoplasty helps to match the nose to the individual facial features and proportions while creating the persons desired look. This is achieved by reducing or increasing the overall size of the nose, removing a hump, or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip. Refinement rhinoplasty uses certain techniques that are able to add definition to the nasal tip or create a straighter, more supported nasal bridge. This procedure may also relieve some breathing problems.
Q – Who is the best candidate for rhinoplasty?
Candidates for rhinoplasty include physically healthy people looking to improve their appearance and, in certain cases, the function of the nose. The expectations should be realistic. Through surgery, a persons looks may not change drastically but their natural beauty can be significantly improved.
Q – Are there any age restrictions for undergoing rhinoplasty?
The recommended age for a rhinoplasty is 14 or 15 for girls and a bit later for boys. This may vary until the young patients nose has completed growing.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for rhinoplasty?
During your consultation for nose surgery, Dr. Buckingham uses digital imaging software in order to communicate the desired improvements. He will also be able to answer any possible questions that you may have.