What are the Different Types of Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)?April 20, 2017
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery, popularly known as a nose job, can enhance the shape and size of the nose as well as correct functional issues such as breathing obstructions related to the nose.
The procedure can be performed using different techniques, depending on the patient’s specific anatomical and aesthetic requirements. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and other neighborhoods and cities in this part of the country.
Corrections with Rhinoplasty
A cosmetic nose procedure can reduce or enlarge nasal structures with the help of cartilage and bone grafting techniques. In case of a deviated nasal septum, nose surgery can be performed to straighten it and improve breathing by reducing the projections inside the nose. The overall size of the nose can be increased or decreased with rhinoplasty.
Other common cosmetic corrections performed with this surgery include refining of the nasal tip, removal of bumps on the nose bridge, and reshaping of excessively flared nostrils. In case of major trauma to the nose, congenital defects or deformities, and nose loss caused due to skin cancer, the surgeon may perform post-traumatic or reconstruction rhinoplasty to restore a natural looking nose.
Open and Closed Rhinoplasty
Two major approaches to perform rhinoplasty include the open and closed surgical approach. In case of open rhinoplasty, the surgeon can carry out substantial nose reshaping or restructuring procedures. Open rhinoplasty will begin with the surgeon making an incision in the columella, which is the vertical strip of skin between the nostrils.
The surgeon will lift off the underlying nasal structures through the incision to clear see and perform surgical corrections of the nasal anatomy. The procedure may leave a minor scar in the columella, and will require a longer recovery because it is more invasive. But open rhinoplasty can produce dramatic and more precise results.
Closed rhinoplasty technique is equally effective, and particularly applied in cases of minor nose reshaping. The surgeon will create small incisions within the nose and perform the surgery from within. Once the incision is made, the surgeon will separate the nasal skin from the bone and cartilage, which provide the support framework.
Once the bone and cartilage are exposed, the surgeon will reshape, rearrange, remove or augment them to produce the targeted results. One of the key benefits of closed rhinoplasty is that it leaves no external scarring and involves reduced downtime. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
Secondary rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can be used to correct concerns that have remained or emerged after a primary nose procedure. It may involve grafting, synthetic implants or other techniques to create the targeted results.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is performed on individuals of African American, Afro-Caribbean, Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern descent to improve their peculiar nose features without compromising the natural ethnicity of the face.
This is a non-surgical nose reshaping procedure involving one or more dermal filler injections. Minor enhancements to the nose shape and size can be achieved with an in-office filler rhinoplasty procedure.
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