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Having a small, cute nose is often considered a rare feature that many people desire.
Unfortunately, some patients struggle with a displeasing nasal tip or a misshapen nose as a result of genetics or injury.
Others may be turned off by the size and shape of their nose and wish for a complete makeover.
Fortunately, surgical procedures like rhinoplasty can provide you with facial harmony and balance by completely reshaping your nose to create the look you have always wanted.
What Can Rhinoplasty Treat?
A rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, can enhance the appearance of the nose by altering its size and shape.
This is done by surgically reshaping the underlying structure of the nose and cartilage.
Many patients who consider nose surgery do so for the following reasons:
- Overly large nose
- Nasal asymmetry
- Wide nostrils
- Visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Upturned or hooked nose
- Breathing issues
- Bulbous tip
Which Rhinoplasty Technique Would I Need?
Depending on the projection and structure of your nose, your surgeon can help you determine which type of rhinoplasty you need and the best approach for your procedure.
Open rhinoplasty is performed on patients who struggle with moderate to severe nasal problems. This technique can be used to modify the nasal tip, correct asymmetry, or repair a misshapen nose.
Open rhinoplasty also allows your surgeon more access to the nasal structures because the incisions are made under the nasal tip, which is located between the nostrils.
However, open rhinoplasty may result in some minor scarring.
A closed rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who require minor adjustments to their nose. This can include changing the size, shape, and projection of the nose to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
For your surgeon to perform the closed rhinoplasty technique, incisions are usually made inside the nostrils preventing any visible scarring.
However, one of the disadvantages of closed rhinoplasty is that it does not give your surgeon much access to the underly structure of your nose.
A deviated septum can obstruct airflow through the nose, making it more difficult for patients to go about their everyday activities.
A septoplasty can help patients who suffer from breathing and snoring problems as a result of a deviated septum.
A septoplasty can be performed alone or alongside rhinoplasty to correct the nasal passage.