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Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery “Tip of the Day” from Dr. Francis R. Palmer, III Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.

Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery “Tip of the Day” from Dr. Francis R. Palmer, III Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.

What should your Rhinoplasty do for you?

A Rhinoplasty has certain goals and it’d be nice for you to have those goals clear in your mind before you undergo your Rhinoplasty or revision Rhinoplasty.+�-� As I see it the goals of a modern-day Rhinoplasty are the following:

1. Refinement of the nose in a soft, natural manner.

2. Limited swelling, bruising and healing time.

3. Aesthetically correct…which means that the nose, after surgery, still fits the face and blends right in to the surrounding facial features.

4. Does NOT have an over-done or operated on appearance.

5. uses Rhinoplasty techniques that have long term proven success.+�-� This means that using certain types of man-made substances for graft, bone or septal cartilage are not used as these may create problems long term.+�-� For instance, irradiated cartilage has almost 100% absorption (all gone) after 15 years….and silicone nasal struts have ~ 100% erosion through the nasal tip skin within 15 years.+�-� For long tern success, these types of materials should be avoided…in my opinion.

6. Should be a Closed Rhinoplasty or an Open Rhinoplasty as the particular circumstances of the Rhinoplasty and the aesthetic goals dictate.+�-� Avoid Rhinoplasty Surgeons who claim they do all noses one way or the other…each of these Rhinoplasty techniques, in my opinion, are good techniques that may be required in a given set of circumstances.

7. Rhinoplasty is for nasal refinement….do not seek perfection.+�-� An old Surgery addage says “the enemy of good is better” which means that once you get something that’s pretty good trying to get that extra little bit of improvement typically doesn’t work and you wind up with a mess.

8. Know when to say when.+�-� In other words, have a realistic idea of the kind of improvement that’s possible with Rhinoplasty and your nose.+�-� Typically, in the very best, skilled and highly experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon’s hands, a Rhinoplasty can make your nose go up 2 numbers when judged on a scale form 1 to 10, 10 being perfect.+�-� So, if you have a 5…you can get a 7…but you’re not realistically going to get a 9 or a 10.+�-� Look elsewhere, on the face, to further improve your appearance.

9. You don’t need a perfect nose….an 8 out of ten is fine.

Read more here:+�-� http://www.beverlyhills-plasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.html

Dr. Francis R Palmer, III