April 5, 2024

Keys to Success with Rhinoplasty

Keys to Success with Rhinoplasty

Board Certified rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Buonassisi at Vancouver's 8 West Clinic has done thousands of surgeries in his two decades of practice. It's important to understand however, that rhinoplasty surgery cannot provide you with a perfect nose, and the greatest surgeons are both aware of and forthright about this. Your surgeon works off of what your nose offers, and there are some common pre-existing or desired characteristics of the nose that affect the outcomes of a rhinoplasty surgery for different kinds of patients. In the above video, Dr. Buonassisi outlines these nasal features and how they might limit possible results to successful rhinoplasty.

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Before we continue on with Dr. Buonassisi about the key factors to limited or successful rhinoplasty, we would like to mention that at 8 West Clinic, we believe at the forefront that educated patients are happy patients, and this is why Dr. Buonassisi has compiled his 20 years experience performing rhinoplasty into a must read eBook. This is an essential tool for anyone considering cosmetic nasal surgery. Download your free copy now.Have questions? Our team of experts is here to help. Speak to one of our patient care managers today by calling (604) 733-1669 or contact us here.

The Most Common Limitations to Rhinoplasty Success

Setting the stage for a successful rhinoplasty starts at the initial consultation. It's really important to make sure that patients understand what to expect from surgery. We often use computer imaging to try and simulate what the nose will look like, but I think it's very important to explain to people what limits I have as a surgeon to ensure understanding of proper expectations. The following are some examples of possibly limiting factors to changing nasal features:

  • Having thick skin
  • Having thin skin
  • Having a twisted or crooked nose
  • Desiring full augmentation of the nose
  • Desiring a dramatic improvement in a revision surgery

What Else Goes into a Successful Rhinoplasty?

With this fully understood and surgery candidacy approved at the consultation, it's very important then that patients adhere to the detailed pre and post operative instructions. They'll come to the office for their post operative care, and they're looked after diligently for several months after the procedure; just to make sure they get the best possible results. All in all, at the end of the equation to rhinoplasty success, it is important to make sure patients know what they are getting into and that they are making the right decision before going into a surgery that cannot get them the results they may desire.

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