The nose is probably the most important facial feature along the face, considering its placement in the direct center of all your other facial features – it plays a key role in your facial aesthetic. Depending on its size, shape, and orientation it can either help or hurt the appearance of other features and throw off your facial harmony. Considering this, the nose job or rhinoplasty has become one of the most important facial surgery techniques over the past few decades.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping” by patients, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. The procedure is designed to treat and improve a number of different aspects of the nose and face overall, including:
Are You a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
A good candidate for a nose job is someone who is suffering from issues including:
Before the procedure, your surgeon will create a specific plan for correction as all Rhinoplasty procedures are unique to each patient and their specific needs. Rhinoplasty is done using two separate approaches, open and closed. After examination, it will be determined which course of action will be best.
Open Rhinoplasty – This is the most common of the procedures. An incision is made within the nasal cavity and at the base of the septum, between the nostrils. The skin is then pulled back, and nasal cartilage and bone are exposed. This allows your surgeon additional access to the nasal structure and is usually recommended when more extensive correction is required. Very little scarring.
Closed Rhinoplasty – This procedure eliminates the third incision at the septum and is performed entirely within the nasal cavity. The cartilage and bone are accessed similarly to the open procedure, albeit on a smaller scale. While the level of correction is far less, this method offers less swelling and faster healing. Without any visible scarring.
Recovery & Aftercare
Once the procedure is completed, you will likely be given a splint or some type of packing within the nose, as well as bandages used to keep the new position or structure intact. Other important things to know include:
For more information on your Rhinoplasty procedure, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.