Like all surgeries, rhinoplasty is associated with the risk of scarring. Here are some tips to help reduce rhinoplasty scarring.
Modern rhinoplasty took a dramatic turn in the 1990’s, when more and more surgeons agreed that adding structure (meaning cartilage grafts) to rhinoplasty resulted in better, more stable long term results. The tendency to believe that more grafting is better continued with the wide implementation of rib cartilage grafting in revision rhinoplasty. Some expert rhinoplasty surgeons today believe that rib cartilage is the only way to get strong lasting results in revision rhinoplasty. Other experts like me reserve it for the weakest and most cartilage deficient cases. Are we as expert rhinoplasty surgeons doing too much routinely? What is the happy medium between too much cartilage grafting and not enough? These questions can only be asked once a surgeon has done enough rhinoplasty to understand the subtleties needed for perfect balance. Although perfection is an ideal rarely achievable, our goal should be to get closer more consistently with every rhinoplasty we do.
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Dr. Constantinides was recently quoted in a Reuters article about voice changes after rhinoplasty.
See the article here: Does a Nose Job Affect The Voice?
Rhinoplasty: The Lateral Crus Canting Suture. This new innovation in rhinoplasty enhances the esthetics of the nostrils (alae) and tip while at the same time opening the internal nasal valves. So, with one rhinoplasty technique the nose looks better and also works better. The rhinoplasty technique specifically elevates the inferior border of the lateral crus of the tip cartilage, stabilizing the nostril edge without the need of additional cartilage grafting. At the same time, it elevates the inferior border of the upper lateral cartilage (the sidewall cartilage that is responsible for nasal airflow). This opens the internal nasal valve, which is the narrowest part of the airway. I am currently completing a study of a series of patients using this technique that will be submitted to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Many people wonder, "Does season matters when it comes to facelift surgery?" The answer: A resounding "Maybe." Summer heat can prolong swelling after facelift surgery, but in the world of air conditioning that is less of an issue than you might think. The main disadvantage of facelifts during summer is that sun exposure is impossible for about 3 weeks, and uncomfortable for 6 weeks after facelift surgery. During the first three weeks, the skin around the ears is very sensitive and swollen. Incisions are still healing. The area is quite sore. Going out into to the sun is uncomfortable. A burn during this time could lead to infection, longer redness, and other unpleasant results. So, if summer is the only time you have to do the surgery, then by all means do it. Just be prepared for a very limited indoor summer during the first month or so. After that, going out is OK as long as you use lots of sunscreen and reapply every two hours. Winter cold is...
A recent article published in the reputable journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery this month reports that significant voice changes occur after rhinoplasty. The study is a warning to the prospective rhinoplasty patient: Be careful who you chose to do your rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a complicated operation that can lead to serious postoperative problems when performed by inexperienced surgeons using older techniques.
Dr. Constantinides leaves for Paris tonight where he will be presenting 5 talks, chairing one panel, and participating in another panel, all on the newest techniques in facial plastic surgery. One of his talks will be on the "Changing Vectors in Facelift Surgery". During that talk, Dr. Constantinides will review his latest innovations in deep plane facelift surgery.
See Dr. Constantinides narrate a presentation on how he performs alar base reductions during rhinoplasty. This is a step-by-step presentations with graphic intraoperative photos.