Most surgeons agree that Rhinoplasty is the most challenging of all facial operations. A great deal of artistic ability and surgical skill are required. Dr. Shaw utilizes his artistic background and his extensive training and expertise to give you a nose that not only is in harmony with your face, but also functions properly.
Rhinoplasty entails either removing bone or cartilage when there’s too much present or else adding bone or cartilage when there’s not enough. It is much like the work of a sculptor. The overlying skin is allowed to redrape over the newly sculpted framework, resulting in the nose’s new appearance. Typically, rhinoplasty renders excellent results with no external scarring.
Dr. Shaw’s goal with his rhinoplasty patients is to give them a nose that appears natural, functions properly and is in balance and harmony with the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient. Recovery takes about one week.
Dr. Shaw does not use nasal packing in any of his operations, which makes patients’ recovery much less painful.