Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery

If you are unhappy with the original appearance of the nose or your nose was affected by some type of deformity, then you are likely a good Hawaii rhinoplasty candidate. Please read on to learn more regarding rhinoplasty.

About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can reshape and beautify the nose. There are two categories of rhinoplasty: Caucasian rhinoplasty and Asian rhinoplasty.

Caucasian rhinoplasty can:

  • Eliminate a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Improve tip definition of the nose
  • Reduce or add to the overall size of the nose
  • Change the angle between the nose and upper lip

Asian rhinoplasty can:

  • Create a dorsal bridge
  • Create tip definition and projection
  • Narrow flared nostrils by performing a wedge reduction
  • Improve the flatness seen in many Asian profiles
  • Reverse a bi-maxillary retrusion (the cause of upper lip looking too large)

Undergoing Rhinoplasty at our Honolulu Practice

During a rhinoplasty procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia. As your Hawaii rhinoplasty surgeon, I will then reshape the nose in a manner that matches your anatomy, needs and expectations. Once the surgery ends, you will be taken to recovery to awaken from the anesthesia. When you go home, you will have a splint on your nose for about 5 days. This splint allows your nose to remain supported during its initial healing phase after your rhinoplasty.

Selecting a Hawaii Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is the quintessence of plastic surgery; surgeons who perform good rhinoplasties are good plastic surgeons. I teach a course on Asian rhinoplasty, which is far more complex than the Caucasian rhinoplasty. For that reason, patients seeking either procedure can rest assured that they are in good hands when undergoing rhinoplasty at Oahu Plastic Surgery Center.

To discuss undergoing rhinoplasty in Hawaii, contact Oahu Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Honolulu or Kona-Hilo. Dr. Schlesinger will be glad to speak with potential Hawaii rhinoplasty patients during that time.