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Rhinoplasty is a sophisticated cosmetic surgery procedure that requires advanced skill and aesthetic judgment on the part of the surgeon. As a highly recognized Toronto cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Alexander Golger possesses all of the skills required to consistently deliver exceptional rhinoplasty results. He combines his surgical skill with state-of-the-art technologies and compassionate patient care to deliver results that enhance the beauty of the face while appearing completely natural. If you would like to learn how nose surgery in Toronto can help you achieve a more harmonious facial appearance, explore the paragraphs below.
You might be a rhinoplasty candidate if you suffer from cosmetic or functional problems related to your nose. As an experienced Toronto rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Golger can correct both types of issues during nose surgery. When the procedure is performed for purely cosmetic reasons, the goal is often a reduction of the size of the nostrils, removal of a prominent hump, refinement of the tip of the nose or improvement in the symmetry of the nasal bridge. When the procedure is performed for mainly functional reasons, the goal is often the repair of a deviated septum to improve breathing. In some cases, rhinoplasty might be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
Although rhinoplasty involves only a small part of the face, it is one of the most complex plastic surgery treatments. Therefore, Dr. Alexander Golger takes the time to thoroughly prepare his patients for this procedure. He first evaluates the patient’s medical history, overall health and nasal structures. He then asks each Toronto rhinoplasty patient to explain his or her aesthetic expectations and wishes. Working together with the patient, he develops an individualized treatment plan that reflects the patient’s unique cosmetic needs, concerns and preferences.
Throughout the preparation process, Dr. Golger encourages his patients to ask as many questions as they can think of. By answering patient questions and providing detailed explanations of every proposed procedure, Dr. Golger strives to alleviate patient anxiety and promote a sense of relaxation and calmness.
Depending on the extent of reshaping required, Dr. Golger will perform either open or closed nose surgery. When performing open rhinoplasty, Dr. Golger creates an incision across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils). This incision allows him to open the nose and reshape the bone and cartilage. Once the incision heals, it is largely unnoticeable because it can be seen only from underneath the nose.
During closed rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are placed only inside the nose. This form of rhinoplasty is less invasive. However, it is generally not appropriate if extensive nasal reshaping is desired. The best technique for each nose surgery Toronto patient can be determined only during a personal consultation with Dr. Golger.
After the surgery is completed, the nose will be packed and a special splint will be applied. Most patients experience some swelling and bruising during the next few weeks, as well as some discomfort caused by the packing and swelling. However, any pain can usually be managed with prescription medications. Dr. Golger remains in close contact with all of his patients during the recovery period, and he encourages them to contact him immediately if any unusual symptoms occur.
Most of the swelling and bruising subsides within a few weeks, at which time most Toronto rhinoplasty patients can resume all of their daily activities. However, the final results of rhinoplasty might not become apparent until one year has passed due to minor residual swelling. Once the healing process is completed, the results of nose surgery are permanent.
If you feel unhappy with your nasal contours, discuss your rhinoplasty options with Dr. Alexander Golger. You can schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling Avenue Plastic Surgery at (416) 789-9979 or by clicking here. During your consultation, Dr. Golger will be happy to answer any questions you might have about rhinoplasty or any facial rejuvenation procedures, such as whether you might be a Toronto facelift, eyelid surgery or forehead lift candidate. In addition, Dr. Golger is a talented Toronto ear surgery provider who treats children and adults who are self-conscious about the appearance of misshapen or excessively protrusive ears.