The nose is destined to age to some degree. But, unbeknownst to many, the techniques practiced in rhinoplasty today may actually be able to somewhat delay the signs of aging.
The Anti-Aging Nose Job
Creates strong support: If a portion of the cartilage needs to be removed, it can be, but we also enhance the supporting structures and make the connection between the tip and other parts of the nose stronger and anchor the tip to the septum so that it won’t be as susceptible to dramatic changes related to the effects of gravity,” says Cleveland plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD.
Nose Jobs Of The Past
The problem with the cookie-cutter nose: “The older techniques called for removal or interruption of most of the cartilage, which resulted in prototype noses— everyone had the same nose,” says Dr. Bahman Guyuron. These cookie-cutter noses were more apt to age quicker.
How it encouraged aging: Besides the fact that a lot of rhinoplasty patients’ noses lacked individuality, many of these surgeries actually intensified the effects of how the nose normally ages. “Because so much cartilage was removed, there was less support of the tip structures,” Dr. Bahman Guyuron says, which would cause the tip to fall down and forward.
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