The Different Rhinoplasty Procedures

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that is performed to alter the size or shape of the nose or to restore the proper functioning of the nasal structures. Many people turn to nose surgery if they are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose and desire a more aesthetic appearance.

If you're thinking about a nose job, it may be reassuring to know that you are not alone. More than 220,000 people had to undergo surgical nose reshaping in 2013.

The most common rhinoplasties are referred to as open and closed rhinoplasty. It may also be necessary for a plastic surgeon to perform a revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as a secondary rhinoplasty. For minor changes to the nose, there is also a non-surgical procedure called Filler Rinoplastia.

Here are the four basic cosmetic and medical nasal shaping procedures:

1. Open Nose Correction

The Open Rinoplastia procedure is used for comprehensive nasal reshaping. During this surgery, the doctor will make a cut in the skin strip that separates the nostrils. When the skin and soft tissue are lifted, the surgeon can see and work with the underlying nose anatomy.

The benefits of open rhinoplasty offer the surgeon direct visualization of the cartilage and other nasal anatomies, as well as the ability to manipulate the nose more precisely and precisely.

2. Closed Nose Correction

With a closed rhinoplasty, the cuts are made in the nose. Then, with an open nose correction, the skin is separated from the bone and cartilage, giving the surgeon access to the underlying structure. The bone and cartilage can then be reshaped, removed or enlarged to achieve the desired shape or texture correction.

In addition to the location of the incision and the small resulting scar, the closed rhinoplasty has the advantage of reduced duration of surgery, less swelling, and a shorter postoperative healing time.

(Your surgeon will discuss these procedures with you and tell you which you think is appropriate for your surgical work.)

3. RevisiĆ³n Nose Correction

RevisiĆ³n Nasal Correction is also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, as it is a second surgery performed to correct problems that develop after a previous surgical procedure.

The problem could be the look. Maybe the patient does not like the result of the first operation. Or a revision rhinoplasty may need to be performed due to structural difficulties or accidental trauma that occurs after a person has already had a nasalogging operation.

Sometimes it's a small problem that can easily be fixed at an office visit. In other cases, the problem may be complex, making the correction more difficult than initial operation. Secondary rhinoplasty can be performed either open or closed.

4. Filler Nose Correction

In a filler nose job, your doctor uses injectable fillers to change the shape of your nose. With this non-surgical approach, the physician can compensate for sharp angles and bumps, change the shape of the tip of the nose, and restore some symmetry. Because the filler-nose correction is an augmentation procedure, that is, adding material, it can not reduce the size of a person's nose.

Some commonly used fillers for this nonsurgical rhinoplasty include hyaluronic acid (Restalyne, Juvederm) or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse).

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and does not correct any medical problems, such as a distracted septum. Injectable fillers are quite effective, but do not provide the lasting results you can achieve with a nose job.

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