Before rhinoplasty: case #1
The nose is the centerpiece of your face, framing its shape, proportion, and character. At deme, we strongly believe that there is no universal standard for beauty, period: The appearance of an aesthetically appealing nose obviously and rightly varies depending on culture and personal taste. deme believes that when considering procedure, beauty should always be in the eye of the patient, not the beholder, nor overly influenced by the popular culture.
After rhinoplasty: case #1
Sometimes, however, if your nose is obviously out of balance with the rest of your face, you may feel uncomfortable. Moreover, obstructions to either the size of the opening of the nose or the passageway along the length of it can lead to difficulty breathing or sleeping, or impart a nasal tone to one’s speech. A properly performed rhinoplasty (commonly known as a “nose job”) can go a long way to removing all these impediments.
Before rhinoplasty: case #2
At deme, we want to make sure that you–not the world of advertising or an overly involved family member or friend–is in the driver’s seat when determining the shape and contour of your nose.
After rhinoplasty: case #2
The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty is a personal and important decision, and thus, some soul-searching, as well as frank discussion of the proportions and character of your face, are taken into account with appropriate seriousness.
Before rhinoplasty: case #3
But typically, cosmetic rhinoplasties involve managing one or more of three components: the skin, the cartilage, and the skeletal structure.
It often requires work to the dorsum, or “hump,” of the nose, and if you feel uncomfortable with the size or position of the tip of your nose, the adjustments that are proportional to your face can be made, too. Moreover, the dorsum can be widened or narrowed–again, in proportion to your face.
After rhinoplasty: case #3
For patients with obstructed breathing, work is often performed on the center supporting cartilage of the nose, known as the septum. Cartilage grafts may be needed to help bolster the natural support of the nose. While significant swelling and bruising can result after nasal procedures, there is very little pain.
Before rhinoplasty: case #4
Furthermore, the new techniques and approaches we employ at deme allow many of these procedures to be performed with no external incisions in appropriate patients, and the amount of bruising and swelling can often be reduced so that after one to two weeks, patients can appear in public without having any signs of having had a procedure.
After rhinoplasty: case #4
We believe that a successful procedure is one in which family, close friends and colleagues notice a refreshed, uplifted you–not a version of you that is so changed as to be unrecognizable or out of proportion.