Dr. Dennis Bucko is one of the most in-demand rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego. The founder and owner of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, Dr. Bucko has helped thousands of patients enjoy a more attractive nose, improved breathing (in some cases) and more self-confidence with his superb work.
Individuals that feel their nose is oversized, crooked or otherwise out of proportion with the rest of their face may benefit from rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, has the potential to improve the overall appearance of the face, when performed correctly. Even the subtlest tweaks can improve facial harmony and balance. Many patients also have breathing problems that can be addressed.
The success of a rhinoplasty procedure hinges on the surgeon performing the operation. FewSan Diego plastic surgeons have as much experience and training as Dr. Bucko, who has been performing the procedure for more than 35 years. The former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, and an active member of leading plastic surgery associations, Dr. Bucko is a leading authority on nose reshaping surgery.
Rhinoplasty patients that work with Dr. Bucko can trust him for his personalized approach to surgery. Dr. Bucko truly listens to every patient and works with them to draft a customized plan of treatment. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to rhinoplasty; instead, the procedure is optimized to the specific patient’s needs and goals. After a comprehensive examination and consultation, Dr. Bucko recommends a plan to address the problematic nasal features and/or reshape the nose to the desired dimensions.
As the central feature of the face, it is important that the nose looks proportional and balanced with the rest of the other features. However, genetics, injury or trauma can contribute to a nose size or shape that is problematic. Some individuals experience breathing problems due to the internal structures of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed to address one or more of the following:
A wide nasal bridge
Visible hump or dip on the bridge
Nasal tip that is bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
Large or wide nostrils
Crooked or asymmetrical nose
Enlarged turbinates and airway problems
To alter the size of the nose, Dr. Bucko can either remove cartilage or use a cartilage graft from another area of the face (e.g., septum) or body. He makes other improvements as needed to alter the shape and features of the nose. A bump may be smoothed, or the nostrils can be refined so they look more symmetrical or proportional. Depending on the specific patient, Dr. Bucko may limit the incisions inside the nostrils, or add an extra incision across the small strip of skin separating the nostrils (called the columella), which leaves a barely noticeable scar.
Dr. Bucko uses a state-of-the-art computer program to help evaluate each patient and define exact goals for changing the post-operative nasal appearance before surgery.
Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation
To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can improve the size, shape and features of your nose, please schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Bucko at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Contact us today to make an appointment.
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center
3655 Nobel Drive, #100 San Diego, CA92122 (858) 453-8484