Rhinoplasty from twenty years ago is very different from what is being done today. “Patients today are educated and seek extremely natural-looking results,” says world-renowned, board-certified, plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry M. Weintraub. The founder of 5th Avenue Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Manhattan recently participated in the 36th Annual Cutting Edge Aesthetic Symposium held in New York City, which focused entirely on Rhinoplasty Surgery. Dr. Weintraub shares with Beauty Undercover some of the newest techniques for getting that perfect, yet natural-looking, nose.
- TIP GRAFTING – There is new attention being paid to the all-important tip of the nose, which determines so much of the “character” of the nose. According to Dr. Weintraub, “Finesse in tip grafting by means of support up the center of the nose, and with nostril-arch grafts, helps produce a most natural-looking nose, and can correct the plunging tip upon smiling that often makes people look older than they are.” The focus on the nose’s profile is gaining attention since people are increasingly aware of how they look from every angle due to the popularity of photographs.
- NEW CARTILAGE SUTURING TECHNIQUES – In the past, the cartilage of the nose (the lower part of the nose) was simply trimmed and discarded to reduce the bulbousness, but just trimming is no longer enough. “If you think of the cartilage as being too big for the skin,” says Dr. Weintraub, “you can understand that after trimming the obvious part, the remaining cartilage of the tip and nostril rim must be sutured in order to make it proportionate. This brings definition to the tip and decreases width.” The result is a nose that is in harmony with the rest of the face.