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Rhinoplasty

"Discovering the Different Types of Rhinoplasty and How They Can Benefit You"

I have a lot of expertise in conducting rhinoplasty surgeries as a plastic surgeon at Medicana Health Group. A common cosmetic technique that can increase face harmony and improve nose appearance is rhinoplasty, referred to as nose reshaping surgery.

The following are some of the most important points I want to make concerning rhinoplasty:

What is Rhinoplasty?

This kind of plastic surgery aims to change the nose's size and shape for aesthetic purposes or to solve respiratory problems.

Rhinoplasty can improve a nose that is too big or tiny for the face, has a pronounced bump, droops at the tip, is asymmetrical or has a wide bridge. Additionally, the surgery can fix breathing problems caused by structural flaws in the nose, like a deviated septum.

The treatment involves creating incisions on the columella or inside the nostrils while the patient is sedated or under general anesthesia (the tissue separating the nostrils). The surgeon then reshapes the underlying bones and cartilage to give the nose the correct form and function.

It's crucial to remember that while rhinoplasty can enhance the nose's appearance and functionality, there may be risks and potential consequences. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the surgery will produce the desired outcomes. Before having the operation, a patient should have a whole discussion about their expectations and worries with a licensed plastic surgeon.

Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

The surgical operation of rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, entails reshaping or changing the size or shape of the nose to enhance its look and function. There are various kinds of rhinoplasty, each intended to address particular issues and accomplish specific objectives. The following are some of the most popular rhinoplasty procedures:

  • Augmentation rhinoplasty: Tissue is added to the nose during this rhinoplasty to improve size or rectify asymmetry. Implants or the patient's tissue (such as cartilage from the ear or rib) may be used in this.
  • Reduction rhinoplasty: Tissue is removed from the nose during this rhinoplasty to reduce its size or fix an asymmetry. Removing skin, cartilage, or bone may be necessary for this.
  • Refinement of the nasal tip: This type of rhinoplasty involves altering the nasal tip to enhance its appearance and function.
  • Nasal valve repair: In this type of rhinoplasty, the interior nasal structures that regulate airflow, such as the nasal valves, are repaired. This can assist in enhancing breathing and reducing the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and other breathing issues.
  • Secondary rhinoplasty: This type of rhinoplasty is done after a primary procedure on the nose to address any lingering problems or fix any complications from the direct method.


The ideal approach will depend on several criteria, including the patient's anatomy, the intended result, and the surgeon's skill and experience. Each form of rhinoplasty is customized to match the patient's specific needs and goals.

What are The Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

A "nose job," or rhinoplasty, is a surgical treatment that alters the nose to improve its look or function. Various rhinoplasty methods exist, but they generally fall into two categories: open and closed.

  • Open rhinoplasty: This procedure involves making a small incision across the columella, the tissue band that divides the nostrils. This gives the surgeon clear and direct access to the bones and cartilage that comprise the nose's underlying components. Open rhinoplasty is frequently performed for more complicated situations since it provides greater control and precision throughout the procedure.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: This method does not leave external scars because the incisions are made inside the nostrils. This approach leads to a quicker recovery and less edema and is better suited for less complicated cases.
  • Depending on the patient's particular needs and objectives, a number of modifications and specialized treatments can be utilized in addition to these two major types. Typical rhinoplasty procedures include:
  • Septoplasty: This particular kind of rhinoplasty addresses structural problems with the septum, the slender cartilage that separates the nostrils and supports the nose. Septoplasty can aid with respiratory issues and fix septum abnormalities.
  • Tip Rhinoplasty: This form of rhinoplasty aims to reshape and refine the nose's tip. Patients who desire to enhance the look of their nose tip frequently undergo this treatment.
  • Nostril Reduction: This type of rhinoplasty makes the nostrils look smaller and more harmoniously proportioned.
  • Alar Base Reduction: This rhinoplasty makes the nostrils look less comprehensive and more visually acceptable.


Despite the variations in procedures and approaches, every form of rhinoplasty aims to provide patients with a functional, natural-looking nose that improves their overall appearance and confidence.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

General anesthetic is frequently used during rhinoplasty, so you'll be unconscious. Local anesthesia combined with sedatives may be used occasionally. The extent of the procedure and the surgeon's preferences will determine the type of anesthetic utilized.

The incisions are closed, and the nose is bandaged once the desired alterations have been made. The bandages aid in minimizing swelling and safeguarding the vulnerable tissues throughout the healing process. To assist in the healing of the nose in the correct shape, a splint may occasionally be applied to the outside of the nose.

After making the necessary incisions to provide the desired results, the surgeon will delicately modify the bones and cartilage in the nose. Changing the nose's form may entail removing or relocating tissue, grafting cartilage, or using other methods.

The incisions are closed and the nose is bandaged once the desired alterations have been done. The bandages aid in minimizing swelling and safeguarding the vulnerable tissues throughout the healing process. To aid in the healing of the nose in the correct shape, a splint may occasionally be applied to the outside of the nose.

Depending on the extent of the alterations, the process typically lasts between two and three hours. You will need to take a few days off after the treatment to relax and heal, and you must carefully follow your surgeon's recommendations to get the most outstanding results.

What is The Recovery Process Like After Rhinoplasty?

Every person will recuperate from rhinoplasty differently. Generally speaking, to achieve a quick recovery, it's critical to adhere to all post-operative advice from your plastic surgeon. Here are some typical recovery procedures and timelines following rhinoplasty:

  • Pain Management: Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help you handle discomfort or pain following surgery.
  • Swelling and Bruising: These side effects are common and usually disappear in a week or two. They are expected around the nose and eyes.
  • Nasal Dressing and Splints: Your surgeon will apply an external splint to stabilize the new shape of your nose and an internal dressing to stop any bleeding. Within a week of the procedure, these will be removed.
  • Activity Restrictions: To ensure adequate nose healing, you must refrain from intense activities for the first few weeks following surgery. Avoiding strenuous exercise, bending, and heavy lifting are a few examples.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: You must attend follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon to track the healing process and ensure the procedure outcomes live up to your expectations.
  • Final Results: It can take a few months to see the complete results of your rhinoplasty. When you can anticipate seeing the total outcomes of your procedure, it will be discussed in more detail by your plastic surgeon.


Everybody will recuperate differently, so it's vital to remember this. For the most outstanding results, follow your plastic surgeon's advice.

I hope the information above has helped you comprehend rhinoplasty better. Call us at +90 850 4601010 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about this operation or want to arrange a consultation with me. Our mission is to give you the most excellent care and outcomes possible, and we look forward to assisting you in achieving your aesthetic objectives.

Created at 11.10.2023 06:19
Updated at 05.04.2024 06:46
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