Few features can have as large of an impact on the balance and harmony of the face as the nose. While the nose is the central feature of the face, it should not be the feature that draws the most attention. When a nose is too large, flat or wide,or the shape is crooked or odd, it can detract from the other facial features. Dr. John Anastasatos is an internationally respected plastic surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, or nose shaping, to transform the nose and face at his clinics in Athens, Greece, and Beverly Hills, CA.
While there is not a perfect nose shape for everyone, the nose should blend in with the other features of the face. It should match the ethnicity of the other features, while not attracting too much attention. When the nose is too large, the chin, mouth and nose can seem too small. If the nose is too small, the face can appear flat. Oddly-shaped noses can be distracting, whether it is wide nostrils or a crooked bridge. The goal of rhinoplasty is to design a nose that creates harmony with the other features and looks natural.
Types of Nose Job Surgeries
There are many different types of “nose Jobs,” or rhinoplasty surgeries, that can be used to transform the nose shape. Dr. Anastasatos has over two decades of experience as a top plastic surgeon, with an artistic eye and the exceptional surgical skills that are needed for the intricacies of rhinoplasty. He has performed many different types of nose reshaping procedures. Some of the most common he offers include:
- Ethnic or Asian rhinoplasty – reshaping specific ethnic nose traits
- Teen rhinoplasty – reshaping the nose shape for teens and young adults
- Revision rhinoplasty – repairing previous nose shaping surgeries
- Rhinoplasty with septoplasty – improving breathing function and septum anatomy with a nose shaping procedure
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty – reshaping the nose with facial filler injections
- Nose reshaping – addressing bridge humps, crooked noses, saddle-nose or nasal tip deformities
Each rhinoplasty is unique to the patient. Dr. Anastasatos takes the time to listen to his patients and understand their concerns with the shape or size of their nose. He believes it is important that both he and his patient agree on the best option to improve the nose shape to ensure they are happy with the results.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general or local anesthesia and can be either open or closed. Open rhinoplasty requires an incision on the outside of the nose to access the tip and nasal base. Although there is a scar, it is well-hidden under the nose. Open rhinoplasty allows the best access to the nasal structure and is needed for more detailed nose reshaping. Closed rhinoplasty is performed through an incision inside the nose. While closed rhinoplasty hides the scar, it restricts the view for the surgeon. It can effectively be used for some reshaping procedures of the nose.
Most nose shaping surgeries require 1-3 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so patients can usually go home the same day. Recovery from nose shaping surgery can require 1-2 weeks. There is usually some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes that will begin to dissipate in about three days following surgery but can last a week or longer.
Rhinoplasty can have a dramatic impact on the beauty of the face. If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Anastasatos. We have locations in Athens, Greece, and Beverly Hills, CA, for your convenience.