Aesthetx draws much of its approach to rhinoplasty from principles of architecture: meticulous planning, combined with an appreciation for beauty, the laws of mother nature, and balance and proportion.
Like most architectural wonders, your nose is an exquisite structure whose function depends on its form. At its very essence; rhinoplasty reshapes the framework of bones and cartilage in the nose for a perfectly balanced shape. Every rhinoplasty procedure at Aesthetx goes through a thorough stage of planning, precise measurements, imaging, and design to get the most refined and realistic results.
Rhinoplasty has a reputation as one of the most complex and sophisticated procedures in plastic surgery; rhinoplasty has the difficult task of creating naturally beautiful results while ensuring that the airways are clear and that the patient can effortlessly breathe. Only the best results can come from surgeons with advanced training in plastic surgery, decades of practice, and skill wielding the most advanced technology.
In that regard, Dr. Berkowitz is a leader in the field of rhinoplasty, and his background in reconstruction provides the foundation of his architectural approach to combining form and function. To this day he has honed his craft through more than a thousand rhinoplasties, but continues to find more innovations and improvements that change the field of rhinoplasty. He has imparted his wisdom and experience to Dr. Zeidler, who takes all these principles into account when approaching rhinoplasty.
- The History of Rhinoplasty
- Advancements in Rhinoplasty Procedure
- PRP for Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty Recovery
The History of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever performed in the history of medicine. Although it had been performed in various degrees for thousands of years in ancient societies in India and Egypt, modern rhinoplasty truly emerged in Europe in the beginning of the last century. At the time, very few people underwent surgical procedures unless it was to treat a painful or life-threatening condition. During that time, however, there was great emphasis on how facial characteristics reflected a person’s inner character, which caused great emotional stress and anxiety for people with ill-proportioned noses. It was then at an orthopedic surgeon by training realized that he could alleviate personal suffering through a cosmetic procedure, and in 1898 Jacques Joseph performed his first rhinoplasty on a young man who experienced ostracization for his overly-large nose.
The operation was a resounding success, and young men and women from everywhere flocked to Jacques Joseph for a chance to better assimilate to Western Society. Jacques Joseph and his techniques eventually formed the basis of the modern rhinoplasty. Nowadays, the rhinoplasty is widely accepted as a way to boost someone’s confidence by improving their appearance, and creating a nose more fitting to their face.
Advancements in Rhinoplasty Procedure
Traditional rhinoplasty involves the use of mallets, chisels, and saws—all tools useful for sculpting marble or crafting wood, but might not be sophisticated enough for a delicate part of your anatomy like your nose. In the centuries since the inception of the modern rhinoplasty, Aesthetx’s Dr. Berkowitz is now at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques for rhinoplasty through his use of high-frequency Piezoelectric tools, a type of technology that shapes the bones of your nose with such precision and delicacy that it leaves surrounding tissue completely untouched. The use of power tools has allowed an unprecedented reduction in tissue trauma, allowing for less bruising and quicker recovery. High-frequency power tools also allow, for the first time, the ability to easily thin and reshape cartilage. Dr. Berkowitz is world-renowned for developing power tools for use in rhinoplasty and has lectured worldwide on the benefits of this approach for achieving perfect results.
In the interest of giving your surgeon enough time to perform your surgery with great care and incredible detail, our rhinoplasty procedures take about 3-5 hours, almost double the time of typical rhinoplasty procedures. We also use the open rhinoplasty technique, fiber optic lighting, and magnification to afford the greatest amount of control and precision.
PRP for Rhinoplasty
Aesthetx also incorporates one of the latest innovations in regenerative medicine into its rhinoplasty procedures: PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is a type of serum extracted from the patient’s own blood that contains a concentration of platelets, a component of the blood that’s essential for wound healing and damage repair. Aesthetx uses PRP as a sort of organic adhesive that encourages healing and fast recovery.
PRP is all-natural; it’s created by extracting a small sample of blood from the patient and processing it to create a concentrated solution of platelets. For processing, Aesthetx uses the Harvest® Platelet Concentration System, which thanks to its immaculately sterile techniques and method of infection prevention, was awarded Certificate of Sterility by the Harvard Immune Diseases Institute. The combination of PRP and cutting-edge techniques have led to significantly reduced recovery times and a far more comfortable procedure.
What was once a 6-week recovery has been shortened to about a week. Our rhinoplasty only takes about a week for initial recovery and cast removal. Afterwards, our patients can return to work or school with some possible taping for an additional week. After 6 weeks, around 80% of the swelling should subside, and after one year all the swelling should disappear.
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