rhino4As mentioned in his last blog post, “Dr. Merten’s Personalised Approach to Performing Rhinoplasty,” Dr Merten tailors nose surgery to each patient to achieve the most natural-looking results. This attention to detail extends to how the nose may change over time. Dr Merten recognises the nose as a dynamic part of the face and considers how function and aesthetics may be affected in the future.

When I perform rhinoplasty, I calculate the possible changes that can occur to the nose over time, and then I take these movements into consideration to achieve the best possible result. Over time, the nasal tissues can migrate, which can lead to an obstruction later on if this migration is not considered. I take special care to ensure that any future tissue migration and structural changes are minimised so any changes that could occur later on will not affect the appearance or function of the nose in most cases.

Sometimes it is not always possible to predict the changes that could occur, and as noted in my recent blog post – “The Importance of Having Realistic Expectations with Rhinoplasty ” – plastic surgery does not come with any guarantees as far as results are concerned. Excessive scarring, a failure to heal, and other complications can potentially happen, and these are beyond the control of any plastic surgeon. A revision rhinoplasty may be needed in some cases. I explain this to my patients so that they fully understand the risks and possible results from rhinoplasty.

— Steve Merten FRACS

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