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Introduction
to Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is regarded as one of the most delicate and most difficult plastic surgery procedures because it alters the central characteristic of the face. Nose surgery can be performed to change the appearance of your nose as well as to improve your nasal breathing.  

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Why Choose Tina Ho For Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Ho stands out among her plastic surgeon peers in Philadelphia and Newtown as a rhinoplasty specialist with dedicated training in rhinoplasty including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty from one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. She understands the complex and delicate nature of rhinoplasty as one of the most challenging procedures to master in plastic surgery and stays up to date on the latest techniques to achieve the best, most natural surgical results for her patients. From the initial consultation to day of surgery to every follow-up visit, Dr. Tina Ho maintains an unwavering commitment to each rhinoplasty patient to maximize the success of their surgical outcome. She devotes the needed time and effort every step of the way of the rhinoplasty journey to ensure each patient feels comfortable and satisfied with their individualized surgical plan and results. Dr. Ho understands the importance of the nose as the central feature of the face and takes to heart the investment and trust each rhinoplasty patient instills in her as their surgeon. Dr. Ho specializes in rhinoplasty and will implement the most suitable techniques to improve the breathing function and shape of your nose and to elegantly restore facial harmony. Dr. Ho is known by her patients as one of the best Philadelphia rhinoplasty surgeons.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

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Rhinoplasty is nasal surgery performed with the intent to improve the breathing function and/or appearance of the nose. This procedure requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face. Common nose issues that can be addressed by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to nasal obstruction, broken nose, crooked nose, septal deviation, nasal valve collapse, dorsal hump, bulbous tip, and nostril asymmetry. In many cases, additional facial plastic surgery procedures like blepharoplasty and the brow lift are paired with rhinoplasty to create a more rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Ho’s expertise is what makes her among the best to perform a rhinoplasty Philadelphia residents can rely on. Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Ho’s surgical specialties, as she possesses dedicated training in rhinoplasty and a genuine commitment to evolving her technique and creating positive nasal outcomes. Each rhinoplasty procedure is uniquely planned and executed by Dr. Ho according to the anatomic findings and surgical goals of the individual patient.

Nasal Issues Addressed

Nasal Issues Addressed

Common nose issues that can be improved or corrected by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to: 

  • Broken nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Nasal bridge hump (Dorsal hump)
  • Flat nasal bridge
  • Bulbous tip
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Nostril asymmetry
  • Wide or flared nostrils
  • Large nose
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Septal deviation
  • Nasal valve collapse

 Dr. Ho is experienced in improving all of these issues with rhinoplasty and will discuss with each patient her customized approach for each type of issue.

“I use the most suitable cartilage grafting and suturing techniques to create noses that demonstrate a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance on the outside and a durable airway on the inside for the long-term.”

Dr. Tina Ho

Dr. Tina Ho

FAQ’s

What are the differences between Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty?

There are two main types of rhinoplasty techniques: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho has an in-depth understanding of both methods, allowing her to use the approach that is most ideal for achieving the goals of each unique patient. She most commonly utilizes the open rhinoplasty technique. Open rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nostrils and a small outer incision across the columella (the external skin between the nostrils), resulting in a fine post-surgical scar. Through this technique, Dr. Ho gains greater access to the tissues of the nose, including the underlying cartilaginous framework. Open rhinoplasty allows for more extensive tip refinement as well. Because of the greater access, patients who undergo this procedure may experience more swelling than with the closed technique. Closed rhinoplasty (also known as endonasal rhinoplasty) is a scarless version of the procedure in which the incisions are made only inside the nostrils with no visible external scars created. Closed rhinoplasty only allows for less extensive work to be performed, such as isolated dorsal hump reduction with a small amount of change to the nasal tip. The closed approach usually results in less swelling and a shorter healing period compared to open rhinoplasty.

What Is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty Before & After

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. She possesses dedicated training in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty from one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship programs in the country under mentor Dr. Dean Toriumi, a world-renowned leading authority in rhinoplasty. Dr. Ho is a widely known regional rhinoplasty specialist with patients seeking her expertise from beyond Philadelphia and Newtown to throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Dr. Ho dedicates ample time and effort with the aid of imaging software to establish realistic goals and expectations with every patient. She has the training and experience to implement the best surgical techniques, including the most suitable cartilage grafts and suturing maneuvers to improve the breathing function and shape of every nose. She always tailors her approach to the surgical needs and goals of the individual patient. Furthermore, Dr. Ho closely follows her patients after surgery to ensure that each patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.

What Should Patients Expect After Rhinoplasty?
Getting a Nose Job in Newtown by Dr. Ho can result in life-changing results. Patients from all over the greater Philadelphia area come to her for her expertise. Each rhinoplasty procedure is different and is catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized and the extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. An outer nasal splint cast is placed at the conclusion of the surgery to protect the operated nose. Every rhinoplasty patient will follow up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for splint and suture removal. Post-operative pain is usually managed well with prescribed pain medication. Any immediate bruising and swelling after surgery can be managed well with icing and head elevation, with the majority resolving in two weeks from the date of the surgery. Residual swelling following this period will continue to improve significantly over the next six months to one year with gradual improvements or fluctuations noted years out. Improvement in nasal breathing is typically observed soon after most of the swelling has subsided. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-ups with her patients to ensure that the results are satisfactory and that the healing process is going well.
What Is the Ideal Nose?

Dr. Ho believes that while every nose is unique, the ideal nose demonstrates adequate breathing function and natural facial harmony. The length and width of the nose should be proportionate with other facial features according to the rules of the horizontal thirds and vertical fifths of the face, respectively. The ideal nasolabial angle (the angle spanning between the nasal tip and the upper lip) is usually 90 to 95 degrees in men and 95 to 110 degrees in women. The ideal nasofrontal angle (the angle spanning between the forehead and the nasal bridge) is 115 to 130 degrees. In profile, the ideal nose may illustrate close to a 3:4:5 proportion, as described by Crumley’s method. Dr. Ho uses several of these principles as a foundation for her surgical technique as well as her artistic intuition in creating noses that are aesthetically pleasing and harmonious with the rest of the face.

 

Ideal Nose

On profile view, the ideal nose may illustrate close to a 3:4:5 proportion, as described by Crumley’s method. The ideal nasolabial angle (angle spanning between the nasal tip and upper lip) is usually 90-95 degrees in men and 95-110 degrees in women.

What Is Primary Rhinoplasty?

Primary rhinoplasty is one type of rhinoplasty performed on a nose with no prior history of nasal surgery. When performing primary rhinoplasty, Dr. Ho alters and refines the patient’s native nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissue to create beautiful, natural results. This surgery is different from revision rhinoplasty, which involves surgery on a previously operated nose. Dr. Ho is experienced in both primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and will tailor her surgical plan to the unique anatomy and treatment goals of each rhinoplasty patient.

What Is Septorhinoplasty (Functional Rhinoplasty)?
Functional rhinoplasty refers to nasal surgery that improves the breathing function of the nose. This type of rhinoplasty can address a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, and other anatomic issues causing nasal obstruction and may be covered by medical insurance. Septorhinoplasty is one type of functional rhinoplasty that addresses both the external and internal framework of the nose to improve nasal appearance and nasal breathing. Dr. Ho is highly experienced in functional rhinoplasty and will evaluate each rhinoplasty candidate to determine if they qualify for this type of surgery. Click here to learn more about functional rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty.  
What Is the difference between Cosmetic Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty?

Patients of non-Caucasian ethnicity often desire rhinoplasty to help improve certain features of their nose. Most patients will seek nasal surgery to enhance the shape of their nose and elegantly restore facial harmony that is still natural and consistent with their ethnicity. Common ethnic nose issues that can be addressed by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to dorsal hump, bulbous tip, flat dorsum, and overprojected nose. Dr. Ho has unique training in ethnic rhinoplasty and has performed surgery on patients of various ethnicities in Philadelphia and Newtown including patients of Asian and African descent. Click here to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty.

What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic Woman

Patients of non-Caucasian ethnicity often desire rhinoplasty to help improve certain features of their nose. Most patients will seek nasal surgery to enhance the shape of their nose and elegantly restore facial harmony that is still natural and consistent with their ethnicity. Common ethnic nose issues that can be addressed by rhinoplasty include but are not limited to dorsal hump, bulbous tip, flat dorsum, and overprojected nose. Dr. Ho has unique training in ethnic rhinoplasty and has performed surgery on patients of various ethnicities in Philadelphia and Newtown including patients of Asian and African descent. Click here to learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is an additional nasal surgery that takes place after a person’s first rhinoplasty procedure. It is typically a corrective procedure. A patient may be a candidate for a revision rhinoplasty if they demonstrate a persistent or new nasal deformity or nasal breathing problem that has not improved after they have fully healed from their initial rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty is often an even more difficult procedure compared to primary rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty patients are at a higher chance of requiring additional nasal procedures in the future. Dr. Ho has extensive training in revision rhinoplasty, including experience in harvesting and using a patient’s own ear and rib cartilage graft material to create a natural, durable nose with a functional and aesthetically pleasing long-term outcome. Click here to learn more about revision rhinoplasty.  

What Should I Know About Teenage Rhinoplasty?
In recent years, there has been a major increase in the number of teenagers undergoing nasal surgery for health and aesthetic reasons. There are several factors that parents must consider before approving this procedure for their children. The two main variables to consider are age and the motivation for undergoing surgery. The minimum age requirement for rhinoplasty is 16 years old. This ensures that most of the facial growth has already taken place, since further growth can affect the potential surgical results. Candidates younger than age 18 need written consent signed from their parents for general anesthesia and rhinoplasty surgery. If a teenager patient desires to change their nose just because they saw a cute or attractive nose on social media, they are not the appropriate candidate. The right candidate is one who has thought a lot about their nose for quite some time, has identified issues with its form or its functionality, and is committed to long-term changes. Dr. Tina Ho is an experienced rhinoplasty specialist and will determine with each teenager patient and their parents whether they would be an ideal rhinoplasty candidate.

from The American Academy Of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.

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Learn More During a Consultation

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