Rhinoplasty

It is also known as nose reshaping, enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

What are the issues rhinoplasty can treat?

  • Nose size to be altered in relation to facial balance
  • The width of the nose at the bridge or in the size and position of nostrils
  • Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nose tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned

Nasal asymmetry can be treated

If you desire a symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone's face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.

Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum

Nose surgery that's done to improve an obstructed airway requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing.

Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.

Rhinoplasty procedure steps

Rhinoplasty surgery includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include IV sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will suggests the best for you.

Step 2 – The incision

It is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.

Step 3 – Reshaping the nose structure

n overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts. Mostly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.

Step 4 – Correcting a deviated septum

If the septum is deviated, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing.

Step 5 – Closing the incision

Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed.Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.

Step 6 – The results

For a few days, splints and gauze packing may support the nose as it begins to heal.

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