Typically, rhinoplasty in Florida is availed to make the nose slimmer or to get rid of a hump. However, there are people for whom the problem is a very thin nose that may not suit the anatomy of their face. A board certified surgeon can help such patients to get a well structured and better looking nose through rhinoplasty in Florida.
Dr. George Pope, MD, FACS is a well known surgeon of Florida with an experience of over 23 years in plastic surgery. He has come across cases where the bridge of nose had to be built up, or the septum, columella, or base of the nose had to be repaired. Dr. Pope has successfully helped such patients through nose augmentation and other nose reshaping processes.
There are people whose nose structure may be broken down due to a disease, trauma, birth defects, repeat surgeries, and even due to prolonged drug use. Some of these deformities can be extremely disfiguring. In such cases, nose is augmented with implants. These implants may be natural or may be made of synthetic materials. Bone grafts from the patient’s hip, leg, or rib and cartilage grafts from his/her septum, ear, or ribs can be used for nasal implants during a rhinoplasty in Florida. Synthetic implants are made from solid silicone, polyethylene, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), a bone-like material called hydroxyapatite, and other approved materials.
The most common site for natural nasal implants is the bridge of the nose and the columella. But implants may also be used in other sites around and under the nose to repair birth defects and damage due to trauma.
If a natural cartilage is to be used for nasal augmentation during rhinoplasty in Florida, it is typically taken from septum of the patient’s nose or from the ear. Taking the cartilage from ear does result in another surgical site on the body, but this type of nasal implant works relatively well for the nose.
Dr. George Pope of Pope Plastic Surgery is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you are considering a rhinoplasty in Florida for nasal augmentation, consult Dr. Pope for best and safest surgical procedures. To get an appointment with Dr. Pope, call Pope Plastic Surgery now!