Rhinoplasty or commonly called a nose job is a procedure that defines the face better.
It is done by sculpting the internal structure the nose, from the cartilage and the bones, to make it more proportionate and fitting to the face.
But the function of rhinoplasty not only stops there, but it also has clinical benefits.
The different common types of rhinoplasty procedures and how they can affect the outcome of the procedure.
This is the standard rhinoplasty procedure, with the incisions made within the nose ensuring that no scars are made visible.
With the internal incisions made using a special instrument which separates the skin from the nasal structure, the surgeon can access the bone and cartilage better. With this, the surgeon rearranges or shapes the structures better, either inserting an additional cartilage through an autologous donor or shaving off some bone.
After this is done with, the incision is then sutured and viola!
A scarless rhinoplasty, but you still have to wait a couple of weeks to months for it to fully recover from the swelling and bruising that would happen afterward.
With an open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made in the area around the nostrils and through the skin which separates the nostrils.
This approach is preferred by surgeons because it gives easy access and visibility to the various nasal structures.
It is called an open procedure because the skin can be opened as opposed to having it entirely done internally.
It is also the one used when the patient needs a nose reduction.
As the name implies, this is done to increase the length of the nose.
In addition, to that, it can also eliminate bumps, improve the appearance of the nasal tip, or to smoothen out some nasal depressions.
The surgeon does this by inserting some cartilage which is harvested either from your ear, septum or from your ribs.
In some cases, a surgeon would also use Gore-Tex, silicone or polyethylene.
Augmentation rhinoplasty will make your nose more prominent and shaped as opposed to something stubby and less defined.
Septoplasty is the type of rhinoplasty that straightens or improves the appearance of the septum, the structure that separates the two nasal cavities.
This is a common procedure that can most celebrities use as an excuse when they have a nose job done.
When the septum deviates it, impedes proper flow of air into the nasal cavity as the passageway narrows.
With a septoplasty, this deviation is then straightened by removing the obstructive bone or cartilage, and then it is positioned on the midline.
The entire procedure will be done in an hour or less depending on the extent of the problem.
If your problem is focused mainly on the tip of the nose because it is too bulbous, then a tip rhinoplasty may just be what you need.
This saves you from all the incisions because the surgeon can correct this area alone using the closed or open procedure, depending on the condition of the nose tip.