What is rhinoplasty or nose reshaping?
Rhino means nose and plasty means to shape, mold, or form. Rhinoplasty was the fifth most common procedure one by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the latest statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Many plastic surgeons feel rhinoplasty is the most artistic and difficult cosmetic surgical procedure. I agree, because the surgeon makes three-dimensional changes which instantly alter other areas of the nose.
How important is the preoperative analysis in rhinoplasty?
Accurate preoperative analysis is 50 percent of the outcome. I encourage my patients to bring in photographs of how they envision the results. Only a limited number of experts specialize in rhinoplasty, so do your homework.