Determining The Best Option 

Rhinoplasty Types If you have considered changing your appearance with nose reshaping surgery, or a "nose job," there are multiple rhinoplasty types from which to choose. At the Buffalo center of the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in facial cosmetic surgery procedures, including rhinoplasty, and can determine which technique would be best suited to meet your needs. Led by the esteemed Dr. David Sherris, our team can discuss your goals with you in detail and educate you on the risks and benefits of surgery so that you can make an informed decision. To learn more about the various rhinoplasty types, read below or contact our Buffalo plastic surgery center today to schedule a free consultation.

Open Rhinoplasty

In an open rhinoplasty procedure, a small incision is made across the columella - the narrow divide of cartilage and tissue between the nostrils - so that the skin can be pulled back and cartilage and bone can be restructured. The open approach has made it easier for surgeons to tackle more difficult problems and achieve superior results than they could in the past during closed rhinoplasty. The incision line across the columella for the open approach typically heals well and is not visible. 

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed rhinoplasty technique differs from the "open" procedure in that the incisions are made inside of the nostrils rather than on the exterior of the nose. Though this limits access to a degree, it eliminates the risk of visible scarring. Under skillful hands, this technique if appropriate is just as capable of delivering superb results as that of the open procedure, though in many cases, it may not be the ideal treatment option.

Secondary "Revision" Rhinoplasty

If you have previously undergone rhinoplasty and are looking to once again change the shape of your nose - because you are dissatisfied with your previous surgery, your previous physician failed to perform the operation according to the highest standards, or you have since suffered an injury to your nose - secondary or revision rhinoplasty is for you. Of all rhinoplasty types, secondary rhinoplasty is a more technically advanced procedure, and Dr. Sherris specializes in advanced revision rhinoplasty. Not only is he a recognized expert in the field, he also teaches other physicians by performing live surgery where they can ask questions to perfect their craft and learn from Dr. Sherris' knowledge and expertise. Focusing treatment on improving both the appearance and function of the nose, Dr. Sherris is extensively published in the field of rhinoplasty and secondary, or revision rhinoplasty and has popularized many new, innovative techniques in the field.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Many of our ethnic patients have very distinct facial characteristics, and are looking for a specific appearance following rhinoplasty surgery. We are happy to work with ethnic patients and have extensive experience both enhancing and reducing nasal structure through the use of cartilage and bone manipulation. We can address your specific concerns while still being mindful of your unique traits and ethnic characteristics.

Male Rhinoplasty

Male patients can benefit from rhinoplasty just as much as female patients. If you are interested in reshaping your nose because you are dissatisfied with its appearance and function, we can help you achieve your desired look. We find that some of our male patients are initially hesitant to undergo cosmetic surgery because of preconceived notions about who makes a good candidate or as a result of a perceived societal pressure not to. We are happy to discuss the benefits of rhinoplasty with our male patients and calm their worries. Many times men have had traumatic injuries from sports that effect both breathing and appearance. In these cases patients may need functional septorhinoplasty that improves both appearance and function which is typically covered by insurance.

Learn More about the Various Rhinoplasty Types - Contact Us

Our team dedicates its time and energy to ensuring our patients' health and satisfaction. If you are considering rhinoplasty, you can trust us to provide you with superb patient care. To learn more about the rhinoplasty types offered at our Buffalo practice, contact Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery today.

Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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