What rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can and cannot do for you

Welcome to a preview of San Diego Rhinoplasty. The information contained is based on over 20 years experience in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. It is designed to give prospective patients facts about any procedure of interest and has been written by Dr. Sherman personally. While not a substitute for a personal consultation, our home page can make that consultation more meaningful.
Dr. Sherman offers his patients a new facility, conveniently located in Del Mar and is used for consultations, preoperative and postoperative care. Our office offers modern, state of the art equipment while preserving a comfortable living-room atmosphere to create a warm and relaxing environment upon arriving. This principle of patient caring is further enhanced by a knowledgeable and warm office staff, especially our cosmetic counselor, who meets our patients and assists them throughout their treatment.

The surgery suite and recovery area in Del Mar is a modern, fully accredited (AAAHC and IMQ) facility, with all the features and safety of a hospital location even not doing or adding an expense towards the care of the hospital care. The clinic was designed to offer patients comfort, convenience, and privacy. It was planned and constructed to include the most current technology and equipment available.

Dr. Sherman is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and offers a full range of cosmetic procedures from surgery to laser peels, including the most efficient skin care/rejuvenation programs available. His training and experience in Cosmetic Surgery often set him apart from other providers in plastic surgery who, even this mentioned board-certified has to receive a minimal training for the cosmetic medicine or in the stage of cosmetology. Our basis for success continues to be based in this concept of patient care and is underlined by our entire office team who strive to create a bond with our patients based upon communication, warmth, and trust.

Reasons for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can be few or many. It is important to know what can and cannot be changed and what rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can and cannot do for you. Some corrections are more difficult than others as it is easier to take away than to add and if much has been taken away – the stakes are raised.
We will cover the most common reasons for rhinoplasty – both realistically and irrationally. We will start with the common complaints regarding physical attributes.

typical complaints:

too large,too flat,too humped,too wide or fat,too thin,too long,too short,too pinched,saddle back/scooped,hanging columella,breathing problems,crooked,asymmetry, in general,bumps
a bifid (BEYE-fid) tip (where there is a notch between the two tip cartilages, sometimes horribly referred to as “buttnose”) dents scar tissue build up (very difficult task) hooked “piggish” pointy,bulbous,not angled enough,angled too much,too obvious “done”,not “done” enough difference of opinion/preference career advancement (borderline),non-typical, irrational or unhealthy thinking:
wanting more ‘dates’ or to attract a mate
gain popularity
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or other self image disorders
low self esteem due to emotional issues without apparent reason
weight problems
eating disorders
deficient chin/mentum
deficient jaw/mandible
weak or prominent maxilla (upper jaw)
for someone else
career advancement (borderline)

Of course we will probably not see eye to eye if the above is true regarding the “wrong” reasons – but I thought I should mention it should it be a possibility. Just be sure that you are doing it for yourself and not to try and trick yourself into thinking that you want it for the “right” reasons rather than the “wrong” ones – it will save you MUCH grief in the future. Not to mention thousands upon thousands of dollars and worst case scenarios.