What Are The Different Types Of Nose Jobs Performed For Cosmetic Purposes?

A surgical procedure on the nose may be performed for either medical reasons or cosmetic purposes. If a person has sinus issues or trouble breathing properly, it may be medically necessary to have surgery on the nose. However, many nose jobs are done because the patient is not happy with the appearance of their nose. This may be due to genetics or an injury that has occurred to the nose at some point in the patient's life. These are some different types of nose jobs that are performed for cosmetic purposes.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which the incisions are only made inside the nose. Therefore, there is no visible scarring left on the outside of the nose once it has healed. During a closed rhinoplasty, the inside soft tissue of the nose is lifted just enough so that the surgeon has access to the cartilage and bone underneath the tissue. This enables the surgeon to make small adjustments to the structure of the nose. This type of nose job is the least invasive type, has little to no swelling afterwards and heals rather quickly. However, it is best suitable for those who only want to have minimal changes made to the shape of the nose.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a more intensive and invasive type of nose job. In this procedure, several incisions are made to lift the tissue of the nose back so that the surgeon has full access to the cartilage and bones of the nose. With open rhinoplasty, a complete restructuring and reshaping of the nose can be performed.

After the surgery is complete, the patient will most likely be required to keep the nose splinted and taped for at least a week to ensure it heals properly, There may be small scars after healing, but these often fade over time. Open rhinoplasty is commonly performed on those who have suffered a traumatic injury to the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a type of nose job that is performed after an initial nose job has been completed and has healed. This procedure may be done because the patient is not satisfied with the results of the first nose job or because the patient is very pleased with the results of the first nose job but has decided to make slight changes to a different area of the nose. Revision rhinoplasty is also commonly needed if the patient has developed breathing issues after having a nose job performed.

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