Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery designed to enhance the appearance of the nose. Besides, doctors sometimes use rhinoplasty to correct the structure of the nose to solve breathing complications. Most people opt to undergo rhinoplasty for various reasons.
Before you go for a rhinoplasty surgery it is important to understand the different types of surgical procedures that doctors use. There’s nothing to be afraid of because you are not going to be the first one. Thousands of people undergo rhinoplasty in America annually.
The following are the most common medical and cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures.
1. Open rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty procedure is used for popular nose restructuring or enhancement procedures. It involves a doctor making an incision on the strip of skin between the two nostrils. The incision lifts out the skin and soft tissues hence leaving the surgeon with a clear view of the underlying anatomy.
Most people prefer open rhinoplasty because it gives a surgeon a clear view of the cartilage and nasal cartilage. This makes it easy for him to manipulate the anatomy of the noses and come out with a desired shape or structure.
2. Closed rhinoplasty
Closed rhinoplasty is whereby an incision is made within the nose. However, just as in the open rhinoplasty, the surgeon separates the skin from the bone and cartilage giving an access to the underlying structure. Consequently, the surgeon is able to reshape or restructure to effect the desired structural correction or shape.
3. Revision rhinoplasty
Also known as rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is done to correct the problems or complications that might have developed and persisted after the first surgery. It is also conducted if the patient does not like the results of the first surgery.
4. Filler rhinoplasty
This is a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure where the doctor uses injectable fillers to modify the shape of a patient’s nose. Through the fillers, the doctor is able to remove sharp angles and bumps to achieve the desired shape or structure.
Note that filler rhinoplasty is an augmentation process, it is impossible to reduce the size of one’s nose.
The good thing is that our doctors provide adequate information and advice to their patients before they use any rhinoplasty procedures on them. In most cases, it is the patients who decide which procedure to use.