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Dr. Karamanoukian explains the difference parts of the nose that are important for rhinoplasty - Kare Plastic Surgery - Santa Monica, CA.

The nose has a complicated anatomy as it is composed of skin, bone, and cartilage.  To a plastic surgeon, identification and presurgical examination of the nose is important in determining the type of rhinoplasty surgery to perform.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a Los Angeles plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty surgery.  He performs cosmetic plastic surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  In order to understand the nose and the goals of rhinoplasty, it is important to understand the anatomy of the nose from the inside and outside. 


The outer skin of the nose is an important part of rhinoplasty surgery.  As thicker skin types have a harder time achieving a sculpted appearance and usually have associated fullness of the nasal tip.  The quality of the nasal skin is important in the pre-rhinoplasty assessment with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.  The inner structural support of the nose is composed of a straight piece of cartilaginous septum which defines the projection and straightness of the nose.  The upper nasal bone defines the superiormost breakoff point of the nose as it begins the bridge of the nose.  The nasal tip is comprised of nostril cartilages that are known as upper lateral and lower lateral cartilage.  The inside of the nose is lined with nasal mucosa.  When accessing the nose for rhinoplasty, Dr. Karamanoukian will examine the functional aspects of breathing as well as the cosmetic appearance of the nose.  His examination includes detailed exam of the skin, cartilaginous septum, nasal tip cartilage, and nasal bone.  He will also perform an inner nose examination to access the turbinates as well as the nasal mucosa.  If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian in order to define your candidacy for a rhinoplasty surgery. 


Dr. Karamanoukian also performs revision rhinoplasty for crooked noses and nasal problems after previous rhinoplasty.  Please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators to schedule an appointment.


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