All rhinoplasties are generally performed on an outpatient basis using sedative or general anesthesia. To gain access to the nasal bone and cartilage, Dr. Haworth creates hidden incisions inside of the nose where they cannot be seen. He then reshapes and resizes the nose after a detailed consultation with the patient to determine their individual goals and what may look best to suit their overall facial appearance.
To acheive the ideal nose, Dr. Haworth employs many different techniques. Any rhinoplasty procedure, whether revision or primary, is uniquely composed of one or more of the following:
Dr. Haworth used to perform 80% of his rhinoplasties closed to avoid the theoretical scar across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils) as well as prolonged swelling. However, he found that these supposed advantages to the closed method were not always true. The closed method tended to result in less accurate suture placement, shifted cartilage grafts and less consistent results; therefore, Dr Haworth has shifted his approach to an open one in over 85% of rhinoplasty procedures based upon practicality, reliability, safety and ultimately, patient satisfaction.
Conditions that make nose surgery of a challenge and may require additional consent/consultation include:
No surgery is entirely risk-free. However, both our staff and facilities have the highest possible qualifications to produce a happy outcome. While risks and complications are extremely rare, be aware that those for nose surgery can include:
Additional treatment of either a surgical or non-surgical nature may be required to alleviate these problems and additional costs may apply.