Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)


 

The goal of a cosmetic rhinoplasty is to change the shape and appearance of the nose to make it more aesthetically appealing. The re-shaping of the nose often involves multiple components.

The bones of the nose may be widened and need to be narrowed. The nasal dorsum of the nose composes of bone and cartilage and makes the “hump” of the nose. Often, the hump is too large and is reduced in a rhinoplasty. The tip of the nose is defined by cartilage. Sometimes the tip of the nose is wide spread and “bulbous” with two prominent cartilaginous “knuckles.” Many rhinoplasties seek to refine this area into a single smaller rounded tip. A “ptotic” nose means that the end of the nose is drooping. Surgery can help to strengthen the support, correct the drooping, and rotate the nasal angle to a more pleasing appearance. A nose can also appear “crooked” due to a deviated nasal septum. Correcting the crooked cartilage of the septum on the inside can usually make the outside look straighter.

One very important aspect of any rhinoplasty surgery is that of function.
The breathing function through the nose should be improved and not worsened. Many ENT surgeries are performed to improve a person’s breathing through the nose. Likewise, rhinoplasty surgery by an ENT always aims to maintain or improve the breathing through the nose. Sometimes, a nose job is performed in conjunction with a sinus surgery, turbinate surgery, or septoplasty.

Each person is a unique individual, and therefore each case must also be addressed uniquely to the aesthetic tastes and desires of the person. In other words, one approach to surgery will not fit every nose. Rather, the surgery must be catered to the aesthetic desires and problem areas of the individual.

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