While the goal of any plastic surgery procedure is to enhance or correct an individual’s appearance, while preserving their unique characteristics, this is even more important when it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty. Also referred to as nose reshaping, a “nose job,” or nasal surgery, rhinoplasty is a complex process of reconstruction of the bone and cartilage of the nose. Thus, it requires utmost precision and skill, as well as a deep understanding of various ethnicities and their structural differences and skin types. Dr. Evan Ransom of Rhinoplasty San Francisco is a double board certified head and neck surgeon, as well as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with advanced training and education. (more…)
From walking into a wall to falling down, taking a blow to the face or suffering blunt force trauma in a vehicle accident, a nasal fracture is the most common injury to the face. Also referred to as a nose fracture or simply a broken nose, these injuries occur along the cartilage, over the bridge of the nose or in the septum, as explained by Healthline. Even so, the delicate framework of the nose is such that it requires specialized care, as part of the changing paradigm of treatment for nasal fractures. (more…)
Dr. Evan Ransom at San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery is an expert in all types of nose surgery. He is experienced at helping patients, like you; fulfill their dreams of being more comfortable and confident with the appearance of their nose.
While you are sure to love the results of your rhinoplasty, did you know that the results of your procedure could affect those around you as well? According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
“Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.”
Alar base surgery refers to the shape and symmetry of your alar base and nostrils of your nose. This area of your nose plays a significant role in the appearance of your nose. For many Asians, this type of surgery is used to reduce a broad alar base. At times, this type of surgery needs to be combined with supplementary surgical techniques to achieve an aesthetically balanced appearance.
A common question concerning this type of procedure involves the recovery. Firstly, it’s important to understand that there is very little noticeable scarring after this procedure. There is very little swelling and almost no bruising after this type of procedure. (more…)
Going under the knife is a slang term used to describe someone who is undergoing a surgery and have a medical operation. The term was first recorded in 1880 when they used the word “knife” for surgery.
In the past, the only way to modify or make changes to the shape of your nose was by “going under the knife.” This type of surgical procedure is known as rhinoplasty or a “nose job.” A surgical rhinoplasty can accomplish cosmetic or functional improvements to your nose, or both.
In addition to surgical rhinoplasty options, Dr. Evan Ransom also offers non-surgical rhinoplasty options as well. No knives or surgical procedures are involved in non-surgical rhinoplasty. (more…)
If you chose to get a rhinoplasty procedure, you probably have put a lot of thought and time into it. You’ve spent time determining what you want changed, how you want it to look when it’s over, and envisioning yourself with your new nose. These are wonderful and exciting steps to take as you enter into getting your procedure done, but you also need to plan for your recovery to ensure a safe and quick recovery time.
Steps For Optimal Rhinoplasty Recovery
Step1: Follow the post-rhinoplasty instructions provided by Dr. Ransom.
Step 2: Make sure you show up to each scheduled appointment after your procedure. (more…)
Asian rhinoplasty procedures address specific issues that are commonly encountered with people with an Asian background. The specific approach that is used depends on the specific goal of each patient. For Asian patients, it is most common for patients to address:
- Flat Bridge
- Flat Tip
- Wide or Flared Nostrils
- Bulbous or Poorly Defined Tip
- Droopy or Down-turned Profile
According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health “There has been a tremendous growth of cosmetic surgery among Asians worldwide.” They also state that rhinoplasty is second only to blepharoplasty in terms of popularity among Asians. The delicate balance that comes with this procedure when trying to maintain the essential features of Asian ethnicity and the desired improvements and changes desired by each patient. (more…)
No two noses are alike, but most noses are like all the others in many ways. While your nose has very special color, features and size, its basic anatomy is the same as all other noses. The anatomical variations may include length, width, shape or position. Here are just a few of the nasal landmarks that appear on your nose. (more…)
“Every decision I make is the right one for me.” –Louise May
When deciding if rhinoplasty is right for you, it can be challenging. It’s important to keep in mind that what may be right for someone else, may not be right for you. When sorting through the pros and cons of a rhinoplasty, make sure you’re taking into consideration how it affects you in your particular situation. (more…)
Father’s Day is this month. Sunday, June 17 is the big day when fathers get the honor of being recognized for all they contribute to their families. Have you searched for the perfect gift for your dad? According to Amazon’s top gifts for dads this year, you might consider a beard apron cape that gathers hair that’s been shaved off. Or, perhaps a dad joke, pun or adult coloring book might be something to take into consideration as well. (more…)