Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

What is a Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct nasal deformities due to trauma or birth. Asymmetries of the nose, tip malposition, or a large hump on the bridge of the nose are imperfections that are smoothed with this procedure. The best candidates for rhinoplasty are those looking for improvement, not perfection in the way they look.

What are the different types of Rhinoplasties?

STANDARD RHINOPLASTY:
Incisions are made inside the nostrils. The nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped to improve the external contour.

 

OPEN RHINOPLASTY:
Frequently used for difficult or larger noses. Involves one external incision across the columella (strut between the nostrils). Bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped under direct vision.

 

TIP-PLASTY:
If only the nasal tip is abnormal, it may be corrected with either a standard or external (open) approach.