On The Nose: The Rhinoplasty Alternative
Not everybody who thinks he or she needs a nose fixed needs surgery. A nose job no longer necessarily requires radical intervention, a few weeks of raccoon eyes and a classic white bandage. In many cases, artfully injected fillers can smooth out a bump, fill in a scar, even out the asymmetry that would often lead people right into the operating room.
Dr. Rademaker, one of the first to offer the rhinoplasty alternative in the Tampa, Florida area, carefully consults with each patient to find out exactly what’s bothering him or her about the nose. With his photographer’s eye and aesthetic and cultural sensibilities, he frequently can rectify the problem with non-invasive injectibles that can be shaped and molded. He’s also clear about when the issue really does require something more. In that case, Dr. Rademaker refers patients to the best rhinoplasty specialists in the area.
"The nose is so much more complex than we think. Altering the bone, even a little,changes the face dramatically. If surgery is the answer, I make sure my patients see the specialists who’ve made rhinoplasty their focus, who do hundreds of them every year. There are plenty of jokes about bad nose jobs, but there’s nothing funny ne that’s gone wrong. Especially if it’s on your face. Like I say, my goal is to make my patients happy. If I’m not the best person, then I’ll find them the best."