What patients need to consider before going through any form of facial rejuvenation surgery is that both sides of the face are different, therefore how your face appears from blepharoplasty before and after, for example, will always appear dissimilar.
The image shown in the video is a good example of this. You’ll see in the image shown of the patient that there are differences in one eyelid compared to the other. There is more skin showing the right eyelid compared to the amount of skin shown in the left eyelid. You’ll also see that the angles of the eyes also appear different. Towards the end of the video you’ll see the results of blepharoplasty before and after the surgery and how these differences can impact the final result.
Although blepharoplasty surgery is used to reduce the excess skin formed around the eyes and provide rejuvenation, there are still differences in the eyes in the patient. The angle in which the patient’s’ eyes were before the surgery still remains but the appearance of the eyes have improved. Essentially, asymmetry will always occur with every facial rejuvenation procedure.
Surgery that involves nose tip reshaping is more commonly known as a tip rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty surgery is chosen if a patient is looking to change the appearance of their nose and gain more aesthetically pleasing results. For surgery that involves nose tip reshaping, there are several structures of the nose that need to be considered in order to gain the results that you require. The columella is located in the middle of the of the tip of the nose where the septums run around it from the front to the back of the nose. The lower lateral cartilages then sit to the side of the septums creating dome structures which help to cover the tip of the nose. The septums and cartilages are required to be changed to make changes to the tip.
In this video, a case study is provided of a patient who went through surgery for nose tip reshaping. She chose to have the surgery as the tip of her nose was extremely elevated. This was due to the shaping of the dome cartilages. In order to access these, an open or tip rhinoplasty incision is required which is made from the tip of the nose to the upper lip where changes or removals are made. The cartilages can also be used as graft/mask to cover up the issues that the patient has experienced.
The post-op images from the patients’ surgery shows how the nose tip has changed and the results gained from having an open rhinoplasty surgical procedure.