If you are unhappy with the size, shape, and proportions of your nose or find it diﬃcult to breathe through it, a rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a nose job, might be the right cosmetic nose surgery solution for you.
Getting a rhinoplasty done doesn’t only change your nose, but it also changes how others perceive your face and allows your facial features to work together to create a beautiful you.
In this blog, we shall discuss the 4 types of rhinoplasty that cosmetic surgeons administer to their patients, depending on their needs and goals.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the surgery that changes the size, proportion, or shape of the nose. The main reason why people get rhinoplasty is to change the appearance of their nose or improve their breathing, or both. Our nose structure is divided into 2 portions.
The upper portion nose is all bone, whereas the lower portion is called the cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change the appearance of the bone and cartilage or both.
4 Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures for Your Dream Nose
Each nose is unique and requires individual attention. There are 4 different types of rhinoplasty procedures, but not every procedure is made for everyone, so it is best to familiarize yourself with all the diﬀerent types.
1. Open Rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty is an intensive procedure. If you need more than a minor change, your doctor will likely suggest this type of nose job. In an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes small incisions between the nostrils and underneath the nose.
This allows them to move the skin from a large part of the nose. The skin is then raised to make the core of the nasal cavity accessible so the surgeon can reform the structural components.
After reshaping the necessary areas, the doctor will seam and tape up the nose, so it stabilizes. Lastly, the doctor will place a splint over the newly-sculpted nose to protect the nose’s healing issues.
2. Closed Rhinoplasty
Closed rhinoplasty is the most popular type of cosmetic nose surgery. All incisions made in this procedure are le8 hidden inside the nose. There will not be any visible scarring once you have healed.
In a closed rhinoplasty, the doctor will li8 the so8 ‘issue of the nose slightly upwards, providing access to the bone and cartilage so that necessary changes to the nose’s structure can be made. A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive, so there are several advantages to choosing this option.
Because of this surgery’s less-invasive nature, the patient spends less ‘me inside the operating room and recovers faster.
3. Filler Rhinoplasty
A filler rhinoplasty is a non-surgical and not-so-standard procedure. It can be done by assistants and dermatologists as well. This type of nose job is perfect for people who want to correct a minor imperfection in their nose. It is done using an injectable filler such as Juvederm.
The filler works to even or fill out minor issues in the nose. It’s a great option because it is non-invasive and fast. However, a disadvantage of this type is that the results are not permanent.
4. Revision Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic nose surgery can achieve a dramatic transformation but can also be a challenging surgery for many. Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary nasal surgery to correct issues, such as breathing problems that arise from the initial rhinoplasty procedure.
A8er having the procedure, a patient may choose to have a revision if they are having trouble breathing or aren’t happy with the nose job’s initial results. Patients may also choose to have a revision if they would like to make further changes to their noses.
Avail Dr. Michael Horn’s Cosmetic Nose Surgery Services in Chicago!
Turn to Chicago’s Premiere Cosmetic Surgeon if you are looking to get rhinoplasty. Dr. Michael Horn will look at all aspects of your nose and facial features and suggest which of the diﬀerent types of rhinoplasty are right for you.
Whether you are unhappy with the way your nose looks or you want a resolution for your breathing issues, our team is here to help. To make an appointment today, call us on (312) 202-9000 or email us at [email protected].