Among the different cosmetic surgery procedures available, rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is one of the most popular. This is done either to achieve an improved appearance of the nose or address breathing problems.
To cater to the different needs of their patients, cosmetic surgeons performing rhinoplasty have devised different techniques to make the operation a success. Predominantly, there are four proven procedures used by the rhinoplasty surgeons. Pacific Eye and Ear Specialists explain them in detail below:
In this technique, the surgeon will work from inside the nose. Incisions are made inside the nostrils, which will be completely hidden once the surgical wound heals. With closed rhinoplasty, it’s possible for the surgeon to achieve three results: correct a breathing problem by separating the soft tissues within the nose, reduce the nose size by carefully fracturing the bones, and increase the nose size by creating grafts using ear, rib or nose cartilages.
However, the surgeon has limited freedom to reshape your nose since he cannot visualize the results.
An incision is made across the columella — the skin that separates your nostrils. As the surgeon can visualize the result better in this procedure, he can shape your nose precisely. But, a near-visible scar will be left at the base of the nose, which can become quite pronounced in people with a darker complexion.
Surgeons have come up with a natural nose job procedure in which instead of removing nasal structures, simple reshaping and rearranging is done to achieve the desired results. The nasal tissues are preserved, and grafts are used to support the organ.
A favorite among those who fear the surgeon’s knife is the non-surgical rhinoplasty. This uses injectable fillers to reshape the nose. In this quick procedure, you can fill depressed regions on your nose, smoothen the nose silhouette, and lift the nose tip. But, this procedure can’t correct breathing problems and major nose deformations, and reduce nose size.
Consult a doctor and choose a rhinoplasty procedure based on your nasal needs.