Posted on October 21, 2014 in

San Jose, CA — Patients who elect to have rhinoplasty surgery are often looking to make a subtle change to their appearance, according to San Jose plastic surgeons Jerome Liu, MD and Tom Liu, MD. “Most patients would like their face brought into better proportion and greater harmony as they seek a nose that fits the face,” they explain. Dr. Jerome Liu says this delicate surgery can help patients achieve better facial balance and can often lead to improved self-confidence.

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In a recent blog post titled, “Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?,” Dr. Jerome Liu notes some of the most common concerns for patients interested in rhinoplasty. Some examples include:

  • The patient feels their nose appears to be too large when viewed from the front
  • When viewed in profile, a bump is apparent along the top of the nose
  • The patient says the tip of the nose is too large

When considering rhinoplasty, Drs. Tom Liu and Jerome Liu stress the importance of a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon prior to surgery, noting that the overall balance of the face can be affected when making changes to the structure of the nose. The surgeons say they take this into consideration when creating a treatment plan for their plastic surgery patients, in an effort to create harmony with the other facial features.

The technique used for rhinoplasty at Liu Plastic Surgery is explained in a follow-up blog post titled, “How is Rhinoplasty Performed?” Dr. Tom Liu details the importance of their surgical approach, stating they most commonly use what is called “open rhinoplasty” when performing nose surgery. The San Jose plastic surgeons believe this particular method allows for more predictable outcomes and better preservation of the internal structure of the nose.

Ultimately, Drs. Tom Liu and Jerome Liu say they take time to create patient-specific treatment plans and utilize the open rhinoplasty surgical technique more often than not because they believe taking these measures can help to ensure their patients achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.

About Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS

Dr. Jerome Liu earned his medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and serves as a guest faculty member at the annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. He has written and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topics of rhinoplasty, many of which have been published in prestigious medical journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Liu is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

About Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA

Dr. Tom Liu is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine following a five-year combined MD-MBA program. Both The New York Times and NBC have featured and quoted Dr. Liu’s medical research. He is available for interview upon request.

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