Posted September 12, 2019 in Rhinoplasty
Many patients who aspire to maintain a youthful and aesthetically pleasing look feel the size and shape of their nose disrupt the rest of their facial aesthetic.
Nasal imperfections such as wide nostrils or a displeasing tip can cause both men and women to feel self-conscious about the way they look.
Fortunately, surgical procedures like rhinoplasty can help you enhance the appearance of your face by addressing visible nasal imperfection. There are several different types of rhinoplasty techniques available to patients.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, addresses the aesthetic of a person’s nose to enhance its size and shape. Men and women who struggle with an abnormally long or large nose are considered ideal candidates for this procedure.
Others may look into nose surgery due to having an asymmetrical or misshapen nose as a result of genetics or trauma caused to the area. Rhinoplasty can also provide patients with facial harmony and balance to improve the contours of their face.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
The open rhinoplasty technique is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. This method requires your surgeon to make an incision across the columella under your nose to allow for easy access and visibility to the underlying nasal structure.
The closed rhinoplasty technique using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia when performed. It can also be completed in a few hours, depending on the amount of correction needed to the nose.
Closed rhinoplasty involves an incision that is placed on the inside of the nose to hide any visible scarring. However, because the incision is made inside the nose, this leaves less visibility or access to the underlying nasal structure for your surgeon.
Septoplasty is another type of rhinoplasty technique that corrects nasal complications such as a deviated septum, sinus-related health problems, severe snoring, and sleep apnea.
A small incision is made within the nostrils, and the surrounding tissue is lifted for your surgeon to get access to the underlying bone and cartilage. The problematic portions of the nasal bone or cartilage are then removed and reshaped to straighten the septum.