Rhinoplasty, a form of plastic surgery, is used to change the size and shape of your nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed by some people to enhance the appearance of their nose or face. Functional rhinoplasty improves nasal and breathing function. The surgeons who perform the procedure have been trained in facial plastic surgery or plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a common term.
Who would want a rhinoplasty procedure?
You may choose to undergo a rhinoplasty to:
- Correct a congenital anomaly ( birth defects).
- Enhance your appearance.
- Open nasal obstructions ( deviated Septum).
- Fix a facial fracture such as a broken nase.
- Restores breathing function following cancer treatment, trauma, or burns.
Who can be a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Candidates for rhinoplasty must:
- You should be in good health and have finished your growth.
- Not smoke.
- Understanding the limitations of nose surgery is important. Set realistic goals.
- They want the procedure because they think it will make them look better, not for someone else’s benefit.
What is the purpose of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes the nose. The procedure can:
- Correct a nose which looks bulbous, upturned or hooked.
- Correct a deviated septum.
- If your nostrils are too wide, small, large, or turned upward, fix them.
- Remove any bumps or dips that you may have noticed on your bridge of the nose.
- Create facial balance by making the nose bigger or smaller.
- Open blocked nasal passages.
What are the various surgical approaches for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be divided into two types:
- Open : Open Rhinoplasty is a major rhinoplasty procedure. Your surgeon will use incisions to completely separate your skin from your cartilage and bone. This allows him to clearly see your nose’s anatomy.
- Closed : Closed Rhinoplasty is a minor procedure to reshape the nose. Your surgeon will make an incision inside your nose to separate the skin from the cartilage and bone to reshape your nose.
Rhinoplasty can also be performed in the following ways:
- Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Enhances the appearance and shape of your nose.
- Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Filler rhinoplasty is a cosmetic rhinoplasty which uses dermal fillers for temporary filling of dips and irregularities on your nose. It can lift an unkempt nasal tip or correct a bump.
- Functional Rhinoplasty: Restores nasal function and form after cancer treatment or trauma. This type of reconstruction surgery is also used to correct congenital deformities and a deviated Septum.
- Second rhinoplasty : Revises or corrects any problems which occur after the initial rhinoplasty surgery. The problems may be minor, but they are more difficult to fix for your surgeon.
What is the difference between septoplasty and rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an operation that enhances the structure and/or appearance of your nose. Septoplasty repairs deep structural problems within the nose, the nasal septum. The nasal septum may cause breathing problems. Both procedures can improve the appearance and function of your nasal septum.
How common is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic surgery procedure. In the United States, over 350,000 rhinoplasty surgeries are performed every year. Women and those assigned female at birth have a higher likelihood of getting the procedure. However, men and those assigned male at conception get almost 20% of all rhinoplasty procedures in the U.S. every year.