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With so many cosmetic procedures being focused on reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging, rhinoplasty provides a way to completely change the appearance of the most prominent feature of the face – the nose.

Changing the shape and size of the nose can really make a difference a person’s facial appearance and drastically improve their self-confidence.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that’s used to reshape and alter the length of the nose. The nose provides balance to the face and for many people, the size and shape of their nose makes them feel self-conscious, whether it’s because they think their nose is too wide, too long or misshapen.

Rhinoplasty must be performed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon, since it requires a good deal of skill and experience in order to be done successfully. People from all walks of life choose to undergo rhinoplasty so it isn’t limited to one sex or age bracket.

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There are two different types of rhinoplasty surgery that can be performed and each type is used to change or correct a different problem with the nose. These types of rhinoplasty include:

Reduction Rhinoplasty

A reduction rhinoplasty focuses on reducing the size of the nose, removing bumps and changing the shape of the nose. The majority of people that choose this type of rhinoplasty are concerned about the size of their nose and believe that it isn’t in proportion to the rest of their facial features. These most popular areas to change include bumps on the bridge of the nose, the width of the nose tip and the width of the nostrils.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

An augmentation rhinoplasty is a procedure that increases the size of the nose. In some cases people will request an augmentation rhinoplasty due to injuries that damaged supportive cartilage, by having surgery that’s led to support cartilage being lost, too much tissue has been removed in previous operations and congenital malformations of the nose.

Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty can be performed for either medical or aesthetic reasons; sometimes a combination of the two. People from all walks of life can benefit from a rhinoplasty, regardless of their age or gender and there are several reasons why someone may consider having rhinoplasty surgery.

Below are some of the most common reasons people get rhinoplasty surgery-

  • There is difficulty breathing due to the shape of the nose or as a result of the nose being broken.

There are several reasons that the nose could have been broken previously and most of the time, it heals nicely and returns to its original shape. However, in some cases, the nose can heal crooked, leaving bumps and irregular contours of the nose. During a rhinoplasty procedure, the nose can be reshaped and bumps can be removed, effectively restoring the nose to its original shape.

    • The patient is unhappy with the size or shape of their nose

Most people have one area of their body or face that they aren’t particularly happy with. For some, this feature is their nose. Having a rhinoplasty can really benefit somebody that wants to change the shape or size of their nose and in turn, make them feel happier.

    • Sinus problems as the result of a deviated septum

A deviated septum is caused by the wall between the nasal passages being displaced. This results in a one nostril being larger and more open than the other. If severe, a deviated septum can block one side of the nose causing a reduction in airflow.

    • The appearance of the nose is causing the patient emotional distress, such as low self-esteem or anxiety.

Whether it’s a bump on the bridge of the nose, a misshapen tip or crooked contours that are causing anxiety and low self-esteem, a rhinoplasty can correct almost any aspect of the nose. After the procedure, most people feel less self-conscious about their nose and find that their anxiety is reduced.

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Rhinoplasty surgery can be used to alter the nose in several ways. Some of the ways rhinoplasty can alter the structure of the nose include –

  • Reshaping the nostrils
  • Reshaping the tip of the nose
  • Adjusting the nose to assist with more comfortable breathing
  • Altering the length of the nose
  • Altering the width of the nose
  • Altering the appearance of the bridge of the nose

Whether you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your nose or you’re having trouble breathing, whether because of the natural shape of your nose or because of an injury, Rhinoplasty provides a way to get the nose you want.

There are limits to what can be achieved with rhinoplasty although most patients find they’re extremely satisfied with the results of their surgery and are able to achieve the nose they desire. A typical procedures takes between 90-180 minutes to perform and it takes around 3 weeks for the bruising and swelling to subside.

Next – Rhinoplasty Guide – Part 2

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