It’s all about maximising benefit whilst minimising risk – and that essentially means choosing the most appropriate surgical technique and avoiding unnecessary over complication. As most of the problems that can occur after rhinoplasty result from over-zealous or inappropriate surgery, Jarrod always takes a prudent and conservative approach, erring on the side of caution.
Jarrod wants his patients to achieve a result that is so natural looking that people the patient has never met would not realise they had had rhinoplasty – but achieving a natural external appearance isn’t his only objective, he also aims to ensure that, post-surgery, there is no compromise in structure or function of the nose (no nasal obstruction) and that it fits with the patient’s facial structure and general appearance (height/build).
There are, of course, constraints that will determine just how much improvement is possible. A common problem relates to the thickness of skin around the tip of the nose in those patients with bulbous nasal tips. A tip may appear bulbous because of excessive width of the tip cartridges and/or because of skin thickness. The former is straightforward to deal with but the latter is not.