Rhinoplasty, also commonly referred to as a ‘Nose job’ is a procedure generally chosen by people who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose. This usually includes structural deformities like size or shape.
However, contrary to popular belief, rhinoplasty is not a singularly cosmetic procedure. A lot of rhinoplasty procedures are performed to improve the functionality which was compromised due to congenital (inherited) or chronic diseases. Rhinoplasty can also improve the functionality of the nose in those who have breathing problems. Additionally, rhinoplasty is also used to repair nasal structure after traumatic injury due to falls or motor vehicle accidents.
The main aim of a rhinoplasty procedure is to improve the appearance as well as the function of the nose. The procedure is done keeping several things in mind including the rest of the patient’s facial structure as well as the skin type and internal bone architecture.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures performed nowadays. The nasal passage is made up of delicate skin with a high blood supply increasing the risk of complication. However, experienced surgeons are able to perform numerous rhinoplasties a day. The more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome will be as rhinoplasty is a highly customizable surgery and only an experienced surgeon will know exactly how to perform the surgery for your desired result.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the structure of the nose. Medical professionals involved in the rhinoplasty procedure include plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
When used for aesthetic reasons to improve appearance, this kind of surgery is termed cosmetic surgery. On the other hand, rhinoplasty used to improve the functionality of the nose is known as reconstructive surgery. The upper portion of the nose is made up of small plates of bones whilst the lower portion is made of cartilage; both bone and cartilage are covered by the skin on the inside and outside. Rhinoplasty can manipulate all three (bone, cartilage, and skin) types of tissues or just one of them. Your surgeon will give you the options best suited for your desired result.
Before performing a Rhinoplasty, the surgeon usually analyses the patients’ facial features, the skin of the nose, and the desired appearance or functionality the patient is interested in. Along with a few other medical check-ups, these factors decide whether the patient can be a candidate for Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty procedures can be covered by insurance companies, they may pay for it partially or as a whole, this usually depends on the goal of the surgery.