Different Types of Rhinoplasty

What are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

Opting for rhinoplasty is a big step towards creating the version of you that you desire. However, it helps to know more about the procedure.

Your nose is a central feature of your face. Rhinoplasty can help you to achieve balance and proportion.

However, every patient is different. Resultantly, no two rhinoplasty procedures are alike.

Still, rhinoplasty helps patients to address a few similar concerns. With the right information—and surgeon—rhinoplasty can serve as the solution you seek to improve your appearance.

For everything you need to know about all types of rhinoplasty, keep reading.

Understanding Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty surgery can improve the function of the nose. Alternatively, a surgeon might use the procedure to change the shape of a nose.

You may often hear people refer to rhinoplasty as a nose job or nose reshaping. A patient might desire the procedure because of conditions that occur due to genetics or trauma.

Rhinoplasty can also help to remedy functional issues within the structure of the nose. For example, a surgeon might perform rhinoplasty to fix a breathing problem.

There is no such thing as a perfect nose. However, rhinoplasty can help to create facial symmetry and improve your self-confidence.

It’s important to understand that a rhinoplasty procedure is only as good as the surgeon. For this reason, it’s vital to choose an expert surgeon that’s experienced in performing the procedure.

Your nose has delicate features. It consists of bone, cartilage, and soft tissue. Furthermore, it’s the only facial feature that has three dimensions. Accordingly, it’s important to choose a skilled surgeon with a sharp eye for creative detail. A trained and experienced surgeon can help you achieve the right results.

Top Reasons for a Rhinoplasty Procedure

There are several reasons why a patient might want a surgeon to perform a rhinoplasty procedure. For example, a hump nose is a common concern among rhinoplasty candidates.

A hump nose looks normal. However, it features a bump on the bridge.
With a rhinoplasty procedure, patients can address this kind of issue. This kind of procedure involves smoothing out the cartilage on the bridge of the nose.

Other patients may have a crooked nose. Rhinoplasty can help patients achieve a symmetrical appearance.

It can also enable a surgeon to repair a deviated septum. The procedure to correct a deviated septum is called a septorhinoplasty.

Alternatively, a patient may have an over or under-projected nose. With an over-projected nose, the nose would appear too large for the size of the face.

Conversely, a nose may look too small compared to the size of a face if the patient has an under-projected nose. A surgeon can perform rhinoplasty to correct these conditions as well.

Some patients seek rhinoplasty to correct a bulbous or misshapen nose tip. Sometimes, this condition alone can affect the overall appearance of someone’s nose. With rhinoplasty, however, a surgeon can reshape the cartilage of the tip of the nose.

Finally, a patient may seek rhinoplasty because they have overly large nostrils. With the procedure, however, a surgeon can reduce the size of the nostrils to create a more pleasing appearance.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are several types of rhinoplasty procedures.

During a closed rhinoplasty, for example, the surgeon only makes incisions inside of the nostril. This procedure hides scarring. However, the surgeon has limited access to the nasal structure using this method.

During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon also makes incisions inside the nostrils. However, the doctor will also make small incisions across the cartilage.

In this way, the surgeon can unveil the nose. An open rhinoplasty gives the surgeon full access to the nasal structure, enabling them to produce an optimal outcome.

Surgeons often perform reduction rhinoplasty. This procedure involves adjusting the nose to make it smaller or shorter. It may also include reducing the hump of a bridge.

A filler rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure. Using this method, the surgeon will inject a filler ingredient to change the structure of the nose temporarily.

Finally, revision rhinoplasty is a second nasal surgery. A surgeon might perform a revision rhinoplasty to correct aesthetic or functional issues. It’s a secondary rhinoplasty that corrects problems that arise from an initial procedure.

Revision rhinoplasty is another common procedure. This surgery can produce a dramatic transformation.

However, revision rhinoplasty is also challenging. Your nose is a central facial feature. However, it’s also highly complex. Also, the structure of your nose can affect your breathing function.

Prepping for the Procedure

Before a surgeon makes the first incision, you’ll need to go to a consultation. During the consultation, the surgeon will decide whether you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery.

The consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your reasons for wanting the procedure. It’s also helpful to share what you want to achieve with the rhinoplasty.

Next, the surgeon will conduct a physical exam of your nose. They’ll compare what they see to what they learned during the initial consultation.
The physician will also take various pictures of your nose. These images will help the doctor to make their assessment.

It will also help them to evaluate the outcome of your surgery. The surgeon may even use the pictures for reference before and during the procedure. With the right surgeon, however, the results will prove nothing less than extraordinary.

A Trusted Los Angeles Service Provider

Now you know more about various types of rhinoplasty. What you need now is a surgeon that can produce phenomenal results.

Wave Plastic Surgery is a luxury aesthetic and plastic surgery facility serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas. We’re accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and offer concierge services, including transportation and healing retreats.

Contact a Wave Plastic Surgery representative today at (888) 674-3001 or connect with us online to get started on the path to your new look. Our experts are ready and waiting to provide you with the individualized attention that you deserve.

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Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology with highest honors from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He went on to earn his M.D. with highest honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, followed by his MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. He completed his surgical internship at the University of California at San Francisco. Going on to train in otolaryngology/head & neck surgery at Duke University Medical Center, working closely with the plastic surgeons during his head and neck residency inspired him to continue training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. After this specialized training, Dr. Lee went on to become Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.

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