Facelift

55-64 year old woman

2 months after Facelift surgery

The goals of a facelift (rhytidectomy) are to reduce fine lines and deep facial folds, to eliminate “jowling” and sagginess created by loose muscles or excess skin and fat, and to restore a sharper, firmer-looking jaw line and eliminate “neck wattles”.

Rhinoplasty

18-24 year old woman

1 month post-op from Rhinoplasty surgery

She underwent a dorsal hump reduction and tip refinement with correction of her nasal tip asymmetry.

The goals of a Rhinoplasty are to enhance or reduce the nasal bridge, to adjust the angle and definition of the nasal tip, to redefine the apparent length of the nose, and to restore nose shape after trauma or injury, with the overall goal to create a more balanced natural facial appearance which complements the rest of the face.

25-34 year old woman

6 months post-op from Rhinoplasty surgery

Dorsal hump reduction was performed with subtle tip refinement involving cartilage modification and grafting.  One of my primary goals in a rhinoplasty is to always try and preserve a natural looking result.

25-34 year old woman

6 weeks post-op from Rhinoplasty surgery

Dorsal hump reduction was performed, in addition to deprojection of the nasal tip, and tip rotation to improve her nasal droop both at rest and when smiling. Multiple cartilage grafts were performed to help provide long term stability and help provide a natural result.

This young woman is shown 6 weeks following a Rhinoplasty to improve nasal asymmetry, reduce a dorsal hump, and provide tip refinement, with the overall goal of maintaining a natural result…  At 4-6 weeks postop, approximately 80% of nasal swelling has subsided.  The remainder will take up to a year, sometimes longer depending on multiple factors, such as skin thickness.  Residual swelling is most noticeable from the front view during this recovery time…  


Key manoeuvres in this patient included a hump reduction, angulated caudal septal trim, spreader grafts, a columellar strut, alar contour grafts, and further grafting of the nasal tip with soft tissue… The multiple cartilage grafts were used to help provide long-term stability and structure to maintain the aesthetic and functional goals

A woman is shown 3 1/2 months following a Rhinoplasty to improve nasal asymmetry, reduce a dorsal hump, prevent drooping of her nasal tip when smiling, and provide further tip refinement with the overall goal of maintaining a natural result.  


Please note how her profile is improved and the tip of her nose no longer droops when she smiles.
Approximately 80% of the swelling has resolved at this point.  The remainder will take up to a year, sometimes longer depending on multiple factors, such as skin thickness.  This patient’s skin thickness is thicker than most, and so she may continue to notice improvement in swelling well after a year postoperatively… 


Key maneuvers in this patient included a hump reduction, angulated caudal septal trim, spreader grafts, a columellar strut, alar contour grafts, and further grafting of the nasal tip with soft tissue… The multiple cartilage grafts were used to help provide long-term stability and structure to maintain the aesthetic and functional goals.