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Finesse Rhinoplasty

In some cases, people find that they are generally satisfied with their nose, but have a tiny complaint or annoyance that prevents them from being perfectly happy with their overall appearance. Whether it is a tiny refinement of the bridge, or a desire for a more pronounced nasal tip, subtle alterations to the nose can be an extremely difficult task to perform, requiring a doctor with immense skill and judgment. A rhinoplasty, or nose job, designed to address particularly subtle defects is known as a “finesse rhinoplasty.” When looking for a surgeon to perform a finesse rhinoplasty, it is best to choose one with a large and diverse patient population and with skills centered on rhinoplastic procedures.

Our doctor is one of only a few board-certified facial plastic surgeons in New York that operates on only the face and neck. Located in New York, his patients come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds from within the United States and abroad. They seek him out for more than just his surgical prowess; they look for his keen aesthetic eye and dedication to quality. Our doctor has created his own techniques and technologies for improving the efficacy of a variety of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. His use of 3D high definition imaging helps him understand the nasal structure before making any alterations. He also relies heavily on mechanically operated tools to circumvent human error and allow for more precise reconstruction. Automated tools allow changes to be made on a microscopic level at speeds and accuracies that are simply not possible with human hands. Our doctor combines precision, surgical expertise, and artistry to help to try to deliver the look best suited to the patient.

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Candidates for finesse rhinoplasty are generally happy with the appearance of their nose with the exception of very small details. A careful evaluation must be performed to decide whether such small changes would leave a beneficial impact. Despite these last minute changes, the rhinoplasty procedure may still last for several hours. Patience is of paramount importance in this type of delicate operations.

Small areas of the cartilage or bone may be removed and smoothed to reduce an unwanted bump, while very small implants can be used to increase the nose tip. The bridge itself can also be narrowed in a finesse rhinoplasty by carefully reducing the bone from within the nostril. Incisions are made sparingly inside the nose and the use of tiny cameras helps our doctor in avoiding any unnecessary alterations. The downtime required for finesse rhinoplasty is often shorter than that of normal rhinoplasty.

Unlike reconstructive rhinoplasty, where major alterations may be done to provide a noticeably different appearance, the results of finesse rhinoplasty are often imperceptible. Changes are often made on the scale of millimeters, perfecting an already well-proportioned and harmonized nose. Finesse rhinoplasty functions primarily as a cosmetic procedure. It cannot be used to correct functional issues nor provide significant alterations to the nose. It is important to have realistic expectations and carefully consider the potential risks and recovery time before choosing finesse rhinoplasty.

If you are comfortable with your nose but feel you would benefit from having a slight tweak, you may be a good candidate for finesse rhinoplasty. Contact our office in NYC and schedule a consultation to discuss your cosmetic concerns and discover if finesse rhinoplasty is right for you.

Finesse Rhinoplasty FAQs

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What is Finesse Rhinoplasty?

Finesse Rhinoplasty refers to a nose job procedure aimed specifically at addressing very small or minor issues. While a traditional nose job is able to completely reshape and restructure the nose, Finesse Rhinoplasty is a more refined method of resolving small nasal complaints without the need for extensive surgery or alterations. Changes are usually done on a very small scale.

How do you know if you qualify for Finesse Rhinoplasty?

If you are generally content with your nose, but have some minor issue that you would like to address, then Finesse Rhinoplasty might be right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rizk in New York to discuss your specific concerns ― he will evaluate your situation and decide whether Finesse Rhinoplasty is the best treatment for you.

What can Finesse Rhinoplasty treat?

Finesse Rhinoplasty does not alter the underlying structure of the nose. For example, it may be used to smooth out very subtle bumps or remove excess tissue from the nasal tip. Finesse Rhinoplasty can also resolve slight discrepancies in nasal symmetry and reorient the tip for better projection. Finesse Rhinoplasty is purely a cosmetic procedure and cannot be used to resolve any functional issues of the nose.

How does it work?

In general, Finesse Rhinoplasty uses similar instruments to those used in traditional rhinoplasty; however, because the changes are so minor, the skill needed to successfully perform a Finesse Rhinoplasty is much higher. Incisions that are needed are made sparingly inside the nostril to hide scarring, and guided by an endoscope for extremely precise alterations. Finesse Rhinoplasty can be performed under general or local anesthesia.

How long does it take?

Finesse Rhinoplasty can last up to two hours depending on the particular procedure. Because the alterations are minor, painstaking attention must be paid to avoid any drastic changes to the nose. Post-operative care involves avoiding strenuous exercise and most sports activity. Minor swelling is typical and expected. Pain or irritation is usually minimal and can be treated with over-the-counter medication.

Who is qualified to perform Finesse Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Sam Rizk is world-renowned for his skill in rhinoplasty. He is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that pioneered the use of 3D endoscopic high definition in rhinoplasty procedures, where his mastery and talent for facial aesthetics is unparalleled. Having treated patients of various ethnic backgrounds with a variety of concerns, Dr. Rizk is the person to go to for Finesse Rhinoplasty. No matter where you are situated, Dr. Rizk will work with you to devise the most convenient treatment plan. His office is located in NYC, right in the heart of Manhattan.

Written by Dr. Sam Rizk

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