Cosmetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty is performed to address cosmetic imperfections, address breathing problems or trauma to the nose that has caused damage or structural abnormality. Rhinoplasty surgery can change the size and shape of the tip of the nose, as well as the nostrils. Today we are going to take a look at the different types of nose jobs that are available and how they could benefit you.
Understanding The Anatomy Of The Nose
Your nose is the most prominent feature on your face, and one of the reasons that nose surgery is one of the most requested types of plastic surgery by patients. Even the most subtle changes can make a big difference to its appearance.
The nose is made up of bone, cartilage (or connective tissue) and skin. During nose surgery, your plastic surgeon can make changes to any of these components to change the appearance of your nose.
What Rhinoplasty Surgery Can Achieve?
Rhinoplasty is used to
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Shorten the length of the nose tip that protrudes
- Smooth out bumps in the bridge of your nose
- Make a large nose smaller
- Change the shape of a bulbous nose tip
- Make your nose more symmetrical if you have had an injury or trauma
- Address breathing problems if your nasal passages are blocked.
Managing Your Expectations
A skilful plastic surgeon needs to ensure that the new size and shape of your nose complements your other facial features. Changing the size or shape by millimetres has a big impact on the overall appearance of your nose. In the majority of cases, working with an experienced surgeon with a proven track record produces an accurate result, but in some cases, secondary revisional surgery may be required.
Types Of Nose Job
When you have open rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make a small incision between your nostrils, under the tip of your nose. By doing this, your plastic surgeon can access more of your nasal structure, which makes it easier to reshape your nose into your desired end result.
Open rhinoplasty is used most commonly in cases where patients want a more extensive reshaping surgery. One of the major benefits of open rhinoplasty is the fact that your surgeon can conceal the scars inside the nose, where they heal discreetly.
When you have closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside your nostril. This approach is best suited to cases where the patient wants a minor adjustment to be made, as your surgeon has more restricted access to the nasal structure.
With minor procedures performed under closed rhinoplasty, there is generally no visible scarring after the procedure.
What Is A Septoplasty?
If your septum is bent and your nasal passages are blocked as a result, your surgeon may perform a procedure called a septoplasty to open them up.
What Is A Tip plasty?
With a tip plasty, your surgeon will reshape only the tip of your nose and not the other parts. A tip plasty can be performed open or closed.
Refining The Different Types Of Nose Job
Nose surgery can be further classified according to what it sets out to achieve:
This nose job is performed to reduce the size of the nose, usually by removing a small amount of bone or cartilage.
If you have had trauma or damage to your nose, you may need post-traumatic rhinoplasty to repair or reconstruct your nose and/or restore function. This often requires fracturing and re-setting of the nose.
This type of nose job is done to change the shape of one of the features of your nose, like the tip or the bridge.
Grafting is usually done to achieve this, however sometimes synthetic implants are used.
Refinement rhinoplasty can be carried out to adjust the shape of the nose tip. It may involve the redistribution of fatty tissue or the use of implants.
Reconstructive nose jobs are undertaken most often to rebuild the nose after illness or injury. This is done to rebuild lost or damaged tissue. Skin grafts are usually taken from different parts of the body. Because this is a complex procedure, it usually requires multiple surgical procedures to finalise.
Revision procedures are done to revise or tweak a previously done nose job.
Which Nose Surgery Is Best For You?
Every patient must be assessed on an individual basis to determine the best approach. You must have a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon, who will evaluate you, take your full medical history and consider your personal risk factors before recommending the best approach for your rhinoplasty surgery.
The cost of your rhinoplasty surgery will depend on the complexity of your procedure and the method your plastic surgeon will use. Because rhinoplasty is a major decision, it is good practice to get a second medical opinion before you move forward with surgery.
To find out more about the different types of nose job available, and for more insight into the best approach for your needs, you must speak to a professional. Please contact us for a confidential appointment: (02) 9158 6375.
Types Of Nose Job: Which One Is Right For Me?