Rhinoplasty Procedure: See Where Your Nose is Pointing at
Getting a clearer picture about this in-demand medical procedure
Are you ready to point to the right direction?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that re-shapes the outside of the nose to provide better balance with the rest of the face. It involves correcting deformities be removing, re-arranging or re-shaping the bone and cartilage. Not only does this surgical procedure improve the physical appearance of the nose, but also to improve the breathing passages that reduce nasal stuffiness and sinus headaches.
For board-certified Philippine plastic surgeon Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona, rhinoplasty is one of the most misunderstood plastic surgery procedures in the country. Usually, Filipinos view it only for the purpose of having a beautiful nose but Dr. Magallona addresses this myth through this brief and concise statement, “What people do not know about rhinoplasty is that, it can also improve breathing passages and reduce nasal stuffiness and sinus headaches besides merely improving the nose’s physical appearance.”
This is one of his most in-demand procedures with clients ranging from teenagers, men and mothers. He adds that “as long as a person is in good health and has realistic expectations on the operation, any man or woman can undergo rhinoplasty.”
Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Magallona’s fields of expertise. He has been doing the procedure since he started his medical profession ten years ago and with constant updates from local and international conventions, he makes sure that he’s knowledge is at par with surgeons worldwide.
He also stresses that it’s about time that Filipinos view rhinoplasty as more than just a cosmetic surgery procedure. He wants people to understand that it also has its health benefits besides from a pleasant-looking face. This, he says, is a welcome challenge for him.
Statistics will prove the claim
Many would not believe about the prominence of this procedure however, there are statistics that will prove that people around world patronize this cosmetic procedure.
Data from 2000-2010
Rhinoplasty procedures done in 2010 — 255,972
Rhinoplasty procedures done in 2009 — 279,218
Rhinoplasty procedures done in 2000 — 389,155
% difference, 2009 vs. 2008 — -8%
% difference, 2009 vs. 2000 — -34%
% of all cosmetic procedures done in 2009 and 2010 — 16.8%
2010 spending on rhinoplasty surgery — $1,079,085,702
Rhinoplasty for Women
Females undergoing rhinoplasty surgery in 2009 — 189,638
Women % of total rhinoplasty surgeries in 2009 — 74%
% change in rhinoplasty for women, 2009 vs. 2000 — -56%
Rhinoplasty for Men
Males undergoing rhinoplasty surgery in 2009 — 66,334
Men % of total rhinoplasty surgeries in 2009 — 26%
% change in rhinoplasty for men, 2009 vs. 2008 — -11%
Rhinoplasty by Age
# of rhinoplasty procedures done on patients ages 13-19 — 34,994
# of rhinoplasty procedures done on patients ages 20-29 — 78,051
# of rhinoplasty procedures done on patients ages 30-39 — 63,850
# of rhinoplasty procedures done on patients ages ≥40 — 55,204
Source: The American Board of Plastic Surgery
You Should know the Difference
Open rhinoplasty vs. Closed rhinoplasty
The plastic surgical correction of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the nose restores functional and aesthetic properties by the surgeon’s manipulations of the nasal skin, the subcutaneous (underlying) cartilage-and-bone support framework, and the mucous membrane lining. Technically, the plastic surgeon’s incisional approach classifies the nasal surgery either as an open rhinoplasty or as a closed rhinoplasty procedure.
In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small, irregular incision to the columella, the fleshy, exterior-end of the nasal septum; this columellar incision is additional to the usual set of incisions for a nasal correction.
In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon performs every procedural incision endonasally (exclusively within the nose), and does not cut the columella.
Except for the columellar incision, the technical and procedural approaches of open rhinoplasty and of closed rhinoplasty are similar; yet closed rhinoplasty procedure features:
- Reduced dissection (cutting) of the nasal tissues — no columellar incision
- Decreased potential for the excessive reduction (cutting) of the nasal-tip support
- Reduced post-operative edema
- Decreased visible scarring
- Decreased iatrogenic (inadvertent) damage to the nose, by the surgeon
- Increased availability for effecting in situ procedural and technical changes
- Palpation that allows the surgeon to feel the interior changes effected to the nose
- Shorter operating room time
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