Different Types of Nose Jobs Available
Added on 5th February 2020 in Blog
Are you aware that there are many different types of nose jobs available? Whilst many patients may choose to have a rhinoplasty procedure, some patients may not be aware of the options they have. Getting a nose job for cosmetic reasons tends to be the most popular form of surgery. However, some patients may also choose to have a nose job to correct a deformity or even repair their nose after an injury.
Discussing the different types of nose jobs with your qualified surgeon will enable you to choose the right procedure for you. Everyone is unique, so we all require different needs. Therefore, it’s important to understand what options you have available when it comes to the appearance of your nose.
Different Types of Nose Jobs
This type of nose surgery has the sole purpose of enhancing or modifying the look of your nose. Patients tend to choose this form of surgery if they’re unhappy with how their nose looks. It’s important that you choose to have a cosmetic rhinoplasty for the right reasons. During a consultation with your surgeon, you’ll be able to discuss your expectations and reasons why you’re wanting to change the appearance of your nose aesthetically.
Another form of nose surgery is a reduction rhinoplasty. Patients tend to choose this if they’re looking to reduce or redefine the size of their nose. This tends to be a popular form for rhinoplasty for both men and women as it can be an issue for both genders. To redefine the nose, surgeons tend to modify the tip and bridge of the nose. This is because common reasons for redefining the nose revolve around these areas where bumps may form.
Augmentation rhinoplasty is the opposite method of reduction rhinoplasty. Rather than reduce the shape of the nose, augmentation rhinoplasty tends to increase parts of the nose. This can be relatively rare for most patients but some tend to need this form of nose job. Genetically, noses tend to grow quite small or environmental elements have impacted the shape of the nose i.e. cause of injury which has damaged the cartilage.
In other cases, augmentation rhinoplasty may be required in revision rhinoplasty where complications have occurred from a previous nose job.
There can be unfortunate occasions where patients have witnessed complications in a previous surgery. This means they’re unhappy with the results and require a secondary rhinoplasty operation. Revision rhinoplasty can often involve reduction or augmentation nose surgery but generally, the purpose of the surgery is to correct any anatomy that appears incorrect. The reasons these incorrects occur are because the surgeon has been overly aggressive in their procedure, removing too much cartilage. This will cause the tip or parts of the nose to ‘collapse’, also causing breathing difficulties for some patients.
In an unfortunate case where a patient is involved in an accident, the option to have a post-traumatic rhinoplasty is available. The purpose for this surgery is to help restore the original shape and size of your nose. On some occasions, however, after going through a consultation patients tend to take advantage of the surgery. They may opt to have some cosmetic advancements during the procedure to help improve their aesthetic appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can be a big commitment and investment in yourself. What may seem a small procedure, making even the slightest changes to your nose can make a big difference to your overall appearance. Be aware of the different nose jobs available so you know what’s the most suitable for your situation.Back to Blogs