Many of my Houston patients inquire as to how does rhinoplasty work? During rhinoplasty we are changing the shape of the cartilage and bone to acquire a more refined and more aesthetically pleasing nose. After reshaping the nose, the skin will contract onto the new external framework. Cartilage is made smaller and sometimes repositioned. Cartilage grafts from the septum or the ear can be used to reshape the nose as well during rhinoplasty. Stitches or sutures can be placed into the cartilage to reshape the nose and even bend the nose to the desired shape. Nasal tip skin can sometimes be thinned or defatted in order to create a more refined tip. Skin and soft tissue can be removed in certain areas of the nostril in order to narrow the nostrils.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.