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Rhinoplasty in Beirut

Plastic Surgery to Reshape the Nose

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Rhinoplasty, also referred as nose job or nose-reshaping surgery, is a procedure that can improve the appearance and function of the nose, treat breathing problems, and correct physical deformities in the nasal structure.

According to plastic surgeons in Beirut, patients who are not satisfied with the appearance of their nose may resort to rhinoplasty. However, the same procedure can also be used to treat deformities and breathing problems caused by congenital defects, diseases, and traumatic injuries.

Because each patient has a unique nasal structure and problem they want to correct or treat, the technique varies from one person to another. For example, individuals with a flared, bulbous nostril may need additional incision on the base of their nose to reduce its size while the same surgical technique is not appropriate if the main problem is a crooked appearance or hump in the bridge.

Patients should also remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” nose since every alteration should depend on the overall features of a person and his nasal structures which include the cartilage, bones, skin, and dermal fats. With this, plastic surgeons have developed “ethnic rhinoplasty” which is niche procedure in which they based the changes on the ethnic features of their patients.

While there are countless of surgical techniques to alter the appearance of the nose, most doctors today prefer to use a patient’s own cartilage, which is a hard connective tissue, when changing the nasal structure instead of using synthetic materials like the silicone plastic, Medpore, etc., which have a risk of adverse immune reaction. The cartilage found inside the nose is usually the one used by plastic surgeons. But in case that there is not enough of this tissue, they can graft this behind the ear without affecting its function and appearance. But in rare cases, doctors also graft this in a patient’s own ribs.

While using a patient’s own cartilage can almost reduce the risk of adverse reaction and rejection, this technique also results to a more natural appearance unlike when using the silicone plastic in which a lot of patients have complained about the “operated nose look.” But in case that it is not possible to graft cartilage from another part of the body, doctors have to use a synthetic material. Fortunately, there is a new material that is significantly safer than the silicone plastic and other implants which are traditionally used in rhinoplasty.

This new synthetic material, called Gore-tex, is noted for its high tissue compatibility and safety, more natural appearance, and ability to be molded in to the most desirable shape.


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