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Rhinoplasty In Chicago, Illinois

Rhinoplasty in Chicago Illinois performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Information about Rhinoplasty surgery, nasal reshaping techniques and more.

Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed in facial plastic surgery. The name is a blend of the word rhino (nose) and plasty (to shape). Rhinoplasty also commonly called a "nose job". The goal of Rhinoplasty should be a nose that looks and feels natural. Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet anesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes to correct defects or breathing problems.

Rhinoplasty was first developed by sushruta, a physician, who lived in ancient India circa 500 BC. He and his later students and disciples used Rhinoplasty surgery to reconstruct noses that were amputated as punishment and for crimes. He developed the techniques of forehead flap Rhinoplasty which is practiced almost unchanged to this day. This knowledge of plastic surgery existed in India up to the late 18th century. The first intranasal Rhinoplasty in the west was performed by John Orlando Roe in 1887. In 1898 Jacques Joshep used it for cosmetic purposes to help those who felt that the shape or size of their nose caused them embarrassment and social discomfort.

Many features which are not desirable in a nose may be improved through cosmetic surgery. Noses may be made narrower, straighter, longer or shorter. Humps may be removed and the shape, size and angle and definition of the tip of the nose may be altered. Breathing problems caused by a deviated septum may be corrected. Rhinoplasty may be performed at any time after facial growth has been completed. Ages 15-16 for women and ages 16-17 for men. The ideal outcome in Rhinoplasty is natural appearing with balance and harmony, enhancing beauty of the eyes and lips.

Surgery can be performed under general anesthesia with local anesthesia depending on patient or doctor's preference. Sometimes the incisions are made inside the nostrils. Tiny incisions are also made on the columella, the bit of skin that separates the nostrils. The surgeon first separates soft tissues of the nose from the underlying structures, then reshapes the cartilage and bone which causes the deformity.

In some cases the surgeon may shape a small piece of the patients own cartilage or bone to strengthen or increase the structure of the nose. This is done for cosmetic reasons or to improve breathing and function of the nose. In rarer cases a synthetic implant may be used to reconstruct the nose if the normal structure of the bone and cartilage is badly damaged or weakened. Alloplastic synthetic are often associated with long term complications alternatively, cartilage from the septum, ear on rib may be used.

Rhinoplasty in Chicago Illinois performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Information about Rhinoplasty surgery, nasal reshaping techniques and more.

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