The Subtle Rhinoplasty…Slight Hump Removal in an Ethnic Nose
Patients often ask, “I have somewhat a large hump on my nose, I want it reduced but only by a millimeter or less because I don’t want it removed, just a slight reduction so I can keep my ethnic feature. Is this possible to do where only a millimeter or less is shaved?”
It is possible to perform minimal hump removal in an ethnic nose. I find that computer imaging helps both my patients and me as a surgeon in being able to predict if the Subtle Rhinoplasty will fit the individual. The key to the computer imaging is creating a profile that the surgeon can realistically replicate in the operating room. The patient and surgeon must then be happy and satisfied with the predicted result.
The Subtle Rhinoplasty has become very popular in my practice. Patients have very little bruising or swelling, packing is usually unnecessary, and the results are most satisfying for both patient and surgeon.
There are many people who have thought about a subtle change in their nose for many years, but have not considered rhinoplasty as a reality because they have been petrified that they will have too much of a change, and ruin their appearance.
They don’t want to look like “everyone else who has had a nose job”; they still want to look like themselves, just without the bump (of less of it). They want to look natural after surgery; they want a nose that looks like they were “born with”, not like every other patient in the surgeon’s waiting room. They don’t want to have to re-introduce themselves when they bump into old friends after their surgery (as Jennifer Grey found herself doing).
With a conservative, Subtle Rhinoplasty the risks are low, and the benefits are high. It is always much easier to go back and remove more in the rare case than it is to go back and add tissue to a nose where too much has been removed.
The Subtle Rhinoplasty will become very popular in the future as more patients achieve their desired results in the hands of properly selected experienced surgeons. Select your surgeon most carefully.+ Michael Persky - Facial Plastic Surgeon