Rhinoplasty is the most common surgical procedure requested by patients. The procedure has been performed for more than 100 years, and it’s still one of the most complicated procedures in cosmetic surgery. There are so many different types of noses and so many different ways that you can change them. For example, if you have a bump on your nose from an old injury, the doctors can reshape the bump and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Or, if your nose has a large hump on top, they can reduce that hump to give you a more beautiful nose.
Many people get rhinoplasty to make their nose smaller because they feel it is too big or sticks out too much. It can also change the shape of the tip of your nose or even straighten it out if it has been broken in an accident. Its goal is to give you a nose that looks natural and proportional to your face. The procedure can be performed on people of all ages, but it’s most commonly done on adults between 18 and 40 years old.
There are many types of rhinoplasty procedures:
Nasal tip surgery — if you have a large or bulbous nose, this procedure will help reduce the size of your nose so that it looks more natural and proportional to your face. This involves removing excess skin from inside your nostrils (columella).
Boxer nose repair is a rhinoplasty procedure that seeks to reduce the flattened appearance of a boxer’s nose. The procedure involves the reshaping of the nasal bones and cartilage to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing profile. Boxer’s noses are flatter than average noses, with a flattened bridge and an indentation on each side. Because of this, they may appear larger than normal.
Side nose surgery involves reducing or changing the angle between your nose and upper lip by removing or repositioning cartilage on either side of your nose (septum). Changing the angle between your nose and upper lip is also possible without removing any cartilage.
Nasal hump reduction – if you have an upturned nose with an uneven nostril rim or asymmetry between both nostrils, this surgery can be used to fix these problems by reducing the size of the nasal hump without affecting other parts of the face or causing damage such as drooping eyelids.
A nose job is usually done when there are issues with your nostrils, such as wide nostrils, deviated septum (a deviation of one sidewall of the septum), and turbinate hypertrophy (enlarged turbinates).
Rhinoplasty revision may be necessary if you have had an earlier surgery that did not work out well or developed an infection post-surgery.
The first step in rhinoplasty surgery is to reduce any swelling around your nose and eyes. This swelling can make it difficult for your surgeon to see clearly, leading to problems during surgery or an unsatisfactory result afterwards.
Next, your surgeon will determine what shape you want your new nose to take. They may ask you to look at photos of noses that have been surgically altered to get an idea of what you’d like yours to look like after surgery. You’ll then be given earplugs so that you don’t hear any noises during the operation and intravenous medication to maintain your blood pressure throughout the procedure.
Your surgeon will then make incisions around your nostrils and remove any excess skin tissue from your nose if necessary (a “nostril reduction”) if they decide that additional skin needs removal from other parts of your face.
Reshape the nose structure. This includes creating more projections or reducing them. This can be done by changing the size and shape of the bone and cartilage. The incision is usually made inside the nose, but sometimes an external incision is made near the top of your ear if you have a large hump on your nose or other problems with your nasal bones that need fixing.
The procedure can also correct a deviated septum (a condition where your nasal septum moves out of place). It causes breathing problems because it blocks airflow through one side of your nose when this happens. The incision is then closed.
If necessary, additional cartilage may be harvested from behind your ear to fill in any gaps in nasal contours; otherwise, dissolvable sutures may be used to close wounds after surgery.
Why is it a Complex Procedure?
The Nose and Facial Balance
The nose is a centrepiece of facial balance. It has a significant impact on the overall aesthetics of your face: it can help you look younger or older; more feminine or masculine; thinner or fatter; happier or sadder; healthier or less healthy. In addition, its shape and size affect your breathing. The eyes and lips provide symmetry with each other, but they are not as important as the nose when creating a balance between your eyes and mouth. This means that even small changes in your nose can significantly impact how you look.
Form and Function
The form and function of your nose are closely linked. When we talk about “nose jobs”, we mean improving their appearance and function. A strong, well-shaped nose that looks good from every angle will also help you breathe better and improve your ability to smell things around you more quickly than before surgery. A weak or droopy nasal tip could cause problems such as difficulty breathing through your nose or snoring at night due to collapsing tissue blocking your airway when lying down on your back; this would need correcting.
The surgeon must consider not only their physical characteristics but also their lifestyle, goals, preferences and budget. It’s important to note that even though a person may want an idealized version of themselves in terms of how they look on the outside, there may be other factors at play which might make it impossible for them to obtain that goal — such as a short nose with very little projection.
Different Types of Tissue
Rhinoplasty involves different tissue types, including cartilage, skin and fat tissue. The nasal bones and cartilage form a framework for your nasal cavity while mucous membranes cover other parts of your nose. There are also blood vessels and nerves inside your nose that must be protected during surgery. You have two nostrils (external nares) covered by thick skin called the septum.
Each type of tissue requires surgery, which requires an experienced surgeon who understands all three types of tissue well enough to perform them successfully. A general surgeon may not be able to achieve this complex surgery because they may lack experience with cartilage or other tissues involved in rhinoplasty surgery.