Rhinoplasty: Types and More

There are a number of different rhinoplasty surgeries that can be performed to correct the shape or size of your nose. Most of the time, people choose to have rhinoplasty performed because they are unhappy with the look of their nose, but other times, people need to have the surgery performed because of trauma or for a medical reason.

Below, we will go over some of the most common types of rhinoplasty that can be performed. Remember, when your surgeon chooses the type that is right for you, he or she must take into consideration your expectations, your desires, and the limitations of your particular situation.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

This form of rhinoplasty is performed to help enhance the size of the nose. Often, the reason behind this type of surgery is a patient’s desire to have a larger and more even nose. Some of the causes of a small nose include genetics, injuries, or other surgeries that were performed incorrectly.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction rhinoplasty is performed when a patient is unhappy with the size of their nose and they find that it is not aligned correctly or is disproportionately large compared to the rest of their facial features. Typically, the reduction surgery will reduce the size of the nose and reshape it to make it even.

Typically, patients seeking out this type of procedure are unhappy with the size of the bridge on their nose, they have a bumpy bridge, or their nostrils or tip are too wide for their liking.

Post Traumatic Rhinoplasty

When an injury occurs to the nose, it can become misshapen, assymetrical or it may lead to other damage that results in you being unhappy with the way your nose appears. When this happens, your surgeon may term your rhinoplasty a post traumatic rhinoplasty, which will change the appearance of your nose and help reconstruct it to look normal and proportionate once again.

Sometimes, rhinoplasty needs to be performed after an injury because the airways become blocked or there is a deviation in the nasal septum that causes pain, distortion, or other problems.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to making a rhinoplasty suit your ethnicity. This principal is important and requires an experienced surgeon because the surgeon must be able to match all ethnic characteristics of the nose and surrounding area.

If you are looking to have an rhinoplasty procedure in keeping with your ethnic origins performed, it is advised that you choose a surgeon who has extensive experience in this procedure.

Why Rhinoplasty?

Patients choose to have rhinoplasty performed for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:

– Crooked Nose

– Large or Small Nose

– Depressed Nose

– Wide Nose

– Long Nose

– Wide Nostrils

– Issues with the Tip of the Nose (bulbous, wide, asymmetrical, droopy etc.)

The above listed problems can all be fixed with the rhinoplasty procedure. The type of procedure that is right for you will depend on what you want to get out of the surgery itself and your expectations for your appearance.

If you are interested in having rhinoplasty performed, contact the professionals at Edelstein Cosmetic today.




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