The nose is the most central point of the face. That means that when you change the shape of your nose, it can have a big impact on the overall look and balance of your face. It’s a defining feature of the face. If you are considering getting a nose job, your new nose shape you choose is an important decision. You may already have an idea of specific concerns you’re looking to fix, or maybe you need a little inspiration.
What are the Different Types Of Rhinoplasty?
A nose job can help correct and even readjust the size and shape of your nose. When done by a qualified plastic surgeon, a nose job can help:
- Narrow a wide nose
- Reduce the size of a larger nose
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Reshape the tip of the nose
- Correct breathing difficulties
There are many types of rhinoplasty a surgeon will recommend depending on your unique needs. Here are the different types of nose jobs, so that you can weigh up all your options before any nose surgery.
This is the most common type of nose job. The procedure involves making incisions inside the nose rather than outside. The plastic surgeon lifts your nasal soft tissues to access the cartilage and bones. The procedure takes less time, the recovery period is shorter, and there is little scarring.
This is a more invasive procedure performed on patients who need extensive nostril reduction and contouring. The surgeon makes an incision in the columella, the skin between the nostrils. After making the incision, the surgeon lifts the skin to access the nasal cavity for repair and reshaping. The skin is then sutured, and tape secures the nose in place. A splint is also placed at the surgical site to keep the nose in place while you heal. Your surgeon will remove the splint after about a week.
This is a type of rhinoplasty performed to correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. The surgeon makes an incision in the lining found inside the nose to straighten the septum. Septorhinoplasty can help change the shape of the nose and improve breathing.
This procedure helps alter the shape of the nose by modifying the underlying cartilage. The alterations are mostly done inside the nose to reduce scarring. During a rhino-rip procedure, the surgeon can give you the perfect nose tip if you had a crooked or big tip or even flared nostrils.
This is non-surgical rhinoplasty. The plastic surgeon uses a combination of dermal fillers to correct minor nasal imperfections. Liquid rhinoplasty is very common and a preferred choice for those who need minimal corrections. Over time, the fillers will dissolve, and you may need more treatments to maintain the nose shape and size.
What to Expect During a Nose Job
Rhinoplasty is usually done for health reasons, as a cosmetic procedure or both. Since a nose job changes the size and shape of your nose, you must discuss what to expect with an expert plastic surgeon. The nose contains skin, cartilage and bone, all of which can be modified during the procedure. Below are a few things you should consider to choose the perfect nose shape.
Upper Nose Modification
Most modifications to the upper part of the nose help reduce bumps or narrow the nose. If your goal is to narrow or straighten your nose, then addressing the upper part is vital.
Middle Nose Modification
If you have a wide nose, the plastic surgeon will thin out the middle region. It’s, however, important that you don’t go too thin as it can cause breathing difficulties.
Nose Tip Modification
Some people have protruding and drooping nasal tips. The surgeon reduces the tip to give you the perfect nose tip. It’s a more complex procedure requiring a skilled surgeon.
Nasal Airway Correction
Do you often have breathing difficulties or recurring sinus and allergies? A deviated septum can cause all these. It’s corrected by modifying the nasal airway and straightening the septum.
5 Rhinoplasty Tips for Selecting Your New Nose Shape
As the central feature of the face, your new nose shape is one of the first things you often notice. There are several different types of nose shape and concerns that rhinoplasty can address. If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery, here are 5 tips for selecting your new nose shape.
1. Find Inspiration
Find images of new nose shapes that you like. Although you may have specific concerns you want to fix, it’s a good idea to look for the type of nose shape that you would love. It’s important to take these images with you when you speak to your plastic surgeon so that they can understand what it is you’re looking for and hoping to achieve.
2. Evaluate Before and After Photos
Begin searching through before and after photos, especially those with features like yours. By doing this, you can begin to understand the type of results you could expect. Keep in mind that there are several parts of the nose like the bridge, tip, and nostrils. The rhinoplasty before and after photos can help you to understand the different types of options you could have.
3. Research Your Plastic Surgeon
The plastic surgeon you choose will have a big role to play in your final result. After all, your surgeon needs to have the expertise, knowledge, and experience to deliver the best results. Research your plastic surgeon and evaluate their before and after photos to see the type of results patients have achieved.
4. “Preview” Your New Nose
With image altering software and technology, you can “preview” what your new nose will look like ahead of your surgery. During your rhinoplasty consultation, your surgeon will also show what your new nose shape could look like.
5. Goals and Expectations
When selecting the right nose shape for you, try to determine your goals for the cosmetic procedure. As you speak to your plastic surgeon about your hopes and goals, they will help guide you. You must go into your surgery with realistic expectations of what is possible for you and the shape of your nose.
There are several reasons why an individual seeks out rhinoplasty. Speak to a qualified plastic surgeon up-to-date on the latest rhinoplasty techniques. If you are unhappy with the look or shape of your nose, book a consultation today at the Harley Clinic, London.