The nose plays a key role in the general appearance of the face. It can define, enhance or complement, or it could distract and take away from the beauty that is already there. Even the smallest change to the shape and appearance of the nose can create a beautiful effect. With the right cosmetic surgical approach, such as rhinoplasty, this effect can be achieved. If you are considering a procedure such as rhinoplasty Houston offers some of the best professionals in the field to help you achieve your goals. Learn more about what rhinoplasty can do for you and how to find the right surgeon for the job.

Understanding Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery that reshapes the nose by changing its shape and/or size. It can either correct asymmetry and remove unwanted elements such as deformities, indentations or bumps, or it could improve the angle, length, width or general shape of the nose to suit the patient’s face. Depending on the case, the surgery may modify the nose by removing tissues, bones or cartilage, or augment the patient’s natural appearance using synthetic or organic materials. Most people think that rhinoplasty can be performed by a general cosmetic surgeon. What surprises many is that a trained ENT specialist who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery actually has the better training for the procedure.

What is an ENT?

An ENT specialist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the ears, nose and throat. An ENT can perform both medical and surgical procedures and treatments not just of the ears, nose and throat but also of other related structures of the neck and head. Rhinoplasty is one of those procedures.

Why is an ENT Specialist Better at Rhinoplasty?

ENT specialists or otolaryngologists undergo over 10 years of college/university and post graduate training before they could apply for the American Board of Otolaryngology certification. They will then have to pass the American Board of Otolaryngology exam to practice their profession. At this stage, an ENT specialist can choose to pursue a fellowship to focus on a subspecialty, such as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This specialization requires two or more years of extensive training to prepare an ENT specialist in performing cosmetic, reconstructive and functional surgery of the face, ear and neck.

The education, training, background and experience that ENT specialists acquire over the years make them the best medical professionals to perform rhinoplasty and other related types of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. ENTs have an excellent understanding of facial structure and how factors such as the patient’s gender, age, lifestyle, diet and even genetics can contribute to a person’s appearance. They then use this knowledge to create the best possible condition to ensure that their patients look their best.

When it comes to cosmetic surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Every patient is different, so a surgeon must be able to choose the best techniques, tools and materials that will work with the patient’s unique natural structure. This type of expertise can produce predictable results that combine both aesthetic and functional elements to bring out the innate beauty in an individual.

Note, however, that not all ENT specialists perform rhinoplasty routinely. Some ENT specialists prefer to focus on treatment of diseases and conditions, and may not have the experience to perform a rhinoplasty successfully. It is important that a patient seek an ENT specialist who has the right training, experience and background in rhinosplasty and other facial cosmetic surgical procedures. This is especially critical if the procedure required is a revision rhinoplasty, for which a surgeon must have considerable experience to achieve a predictable result.

Are You Ready For a Change?

If you are ready for rhinoplasty Houston is the best place to make use of cutting edge technology and work with the best medical experts in the field. To make the most out of this procedure, discuss all your options and expectations with your surgeon. Cosmetic surgery is so much more than just a medical procedure. After all, it is an art and a science. Its success will depend greatly on how you and your surgeon work together to achieve dramatically beautiful results. Contact Dr. Patt’s office today to schedule your appointment.