Rhinoplasty is most commonly referred to as a “nose job,” and it involves a highly-skilled surgeon reshaping a patient’s nose in order to address medical and cosmetic concerns. It is a popular procedure for men and women of all ages, with more than 200,000 people undergoing a rhinoplasty in 2017.
What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?
A rhinoplasty surgery involves a surgeon making an incision on the inside of a patient’s nose in what is called a closed rhinoplasty, or a patient making a cut between the tip of a patient’s nostrils in order to best visualize the nose in what’s known as an open rhinoplasty.
During the procedure, the rhinoplasty surgeon will use various tools to reshape the nose’s structure in order to give a patient the results they’re seeking. It is important that a patient takes time to work with their surgeon to ensure that they are both on the same page when it comes to the look and results that the patient will get.
What is Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty involves a trained professional administering injectable fillers into a patient’s nose. This allows the shape of the nose to be altered completely and with great precision.
As with traditional rhinoplasty procedures, a non-surgical rhinoplasty should begin with a detailed consultation process during which the medical provider and patient understand the exact look they’d like to see.
The results from a non-surgical rhinoplasty can last anywhere between a few months and years. This period of time is determined by the volume and type of filler that was used to perform the procedure.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
For a certain percentage of patients, their first rhinoplasty did not give them satisfactory results. Whether they have been affected by a cosmetic change that they are unhappy with or if they have experienced medical complications, a revision procedure may be necessary to correct the issue.
These types of rhinoplasties are often more complicated that initial procedures, as the doctor needs to be able to evaluate what structures can be manipulated safely to give the patient the best results possible.
What is Closed Rhinoplasty?
A closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive technique to performing a rhinoplasty. Many surgeons and patients prefer this method because it leaves the patient with no visible scars.
During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon will enter from within the nose to shape and work on the nasal bridge and tip in order to give the patient the look they desire.
Closed rhinoplasty patients also enjoy a shortened recovery period, no obvious scarring, and less swelling than patients who undergo a traditional, or open, rhinoplasty.
What is Open Rhinoplasty
An open rhinoplasty is a variation of the rhinoplasty where the surgeon makes an incision between the patient’s nostrils to be able to pull the skin back and best visualize their nasal structures.
For people with more complex cases, or with more concerns to address, this type of procedure allows the surgeon to make more precise changes since they can fully visualize and access the area in the open.
What is Asian Rhinoplasty?
For many Asian men and women, attaining a certain appearance may lead them to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. In these cases, patients often seek to enlarge or define the shape of their nose more, in order to complement their individual features.
A skilled surgeon should approach Asian rhinoplasty with more precision, in order to maintain an individual’s appearance and not overly sculpt a nose to suit the style they are used to performing on patients of other ethnicities.