Radiance Aesthetic Surgery offers primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, African American Rhinoplasty, and Asian rhinoplasty to individuals living throughout the Atlanta area, including residents of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Marietta, and Brookhaven, Cumming Georgia. Active AAFPRS and AACS member.
Common Reasons for Rhinoplasty
Traumatic injury to the nose or nasal passages
Congenital nose deformity
Different Types of Rhinoplasty and Why they Matter
Each type of rhinoplasty (nose job) has different techniques, but all rhinoplasty surgery falls into one of two main surgical rhinoplasty techniques, either open or closed. Closed rhinoplasty uses hidden incisions inside the nostrils and has no visible external incisions across the columella. This is often used when only minor changes to the nose are needed, such as removing a small hump. Open rhinoplasty is often used for more complex noses or revision cases when better access is required. This technique allows a rhinoplasty surgeon to make more significant changes such as removing a large hump, correcting a crooked nose, or enhancing the nose tip. When properly designed, closed, and cared for, the small columella skin incision heals without any visible scarring once it’s completely healed.
Primary rhinoplasty refers to the first surgery a nose has ever had. It is imperative to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon wisely, even for a primary rhinoplasty, as this is your best chance of getting the best natural-looking result. Communicate your specific goals and desires with your rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure you get the results you want the first time.
Preservation rhinoplasty is an emerging cosmetic nose surgery technique where less of the underlying bone and cartilage structures are removed compared to conventional rhinoplasty surgery. This can preserve more of the natural appearance and support for the nose which can help reduce chances of unwanted side effects such as saddle nose or nasal valve collapse due to over-resection. Dr. Carson Huynh will perform a thorough examination of your nose during your consultation to help determine if this technique is right for you.
Sometimes a secondary or revision rhinoplasty is needed to fix a flawed primary rhinoplasty, which occurs in about 5%-20% of rhinoplasty cases. Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than a primary rhinoplasty due to scar tissue and lack of remaining tissue inside the nose for reconstruction. In most cases of revision rhinoplasty, the nose has can be rebuilt using tissue grafts from the patient’s own nasal septum, ear cartilage, and rib cartilage. Dr. Huynh also often use a type of tissue called fascia harvested from the temple area or behind the ear in revision rhinoplasty. Occasionally, Dr.Huynh may use bone tissue or artificial implants if cartilage tissue is not available.
African American Rhinoplasty & Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Due to their diverse origins, Hispanic Americans and Latinos typically have more anatomical variations than any other ethnic group. Typical requests include fixing a cleft, reducing a bump, lifting a droopy nose, or narrowing a tip.
Simply put, it takes skill and sensitivity to achieve a cosmetic result that enhances natural beauty while preserving ethnicity. Dr. Huynh realizes the significance of preserving cultural identity and possesses comprehensive proficiency working with such diverse features. He is experienced with African American rhinoplasty, Hispanic Rhinoplasty, Asian Rhinoplastic, Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty and has helped many individuals to get the nose they’ve always wanted.
Rhinoplasty in Asians often requires a unique skill set and awareness of Asian cultural ideals of beauty. Many Asians have characteristic noses with a very low bridge (dorsum), weak and bulbous tip (due to very thin cartilage framework under the skin), and wide flaring nostrils. These are the three main areas to be closely evaluated during your rhinoplasty consultation.
Dr. Huynh has experience with implant materials such as silicone and ePTFE as well as using patient’s own tissue for augmentation and structural grafts. Natural cartilage graft can be harvested from the patient’s nasal septum (structure dividing the left and right nares), back of the ears, or rib depending on the amount of cartilage needed. Each patient’s nose is unique and Dr. Huynh will discuss these options with you to determine which is best for your case.
Why choose Dr. Carson Huynh for your rhinoplasty Atlanta?
- Experienced. He has treated hundreds of patients from a various diverse ethnicity. He has performed many primary rhinoplasty as well as complex revision rhinoplasty.
- Specialized. As a rhinoplasty surgeon and a facial contouring surgeon specialist, he has a unique skillset and eye for facial aesthetics to enhance your natural beauty.
- Natural. He understands each patient’s nose and aesthetic goal is unique. He takes pride in helping each patient achieve the most natural looking result.
Before surgery, Dr. Huynh will use digital photo and computer imaging software to communicate the desired look for your nose. Most often, rhinoplasty is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia for better breathing regulation. In most cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose, angle, or removal of a hump, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage. The bone and cartilage are then reshaped, and the skin re-draped over the surface. Patients typically recover from rhinoplasty in one to three weeks.
The professionals at Radiance Aesthetic Surgery are familiar with the particular nuances of rhinoplasty. Dr. Carson Huynh has performed nose surgery on individuals from Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Marietta, Brookhaven, and other Atlanta areas. His rhinoplasty skills have assisted men and women who are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their nose.