Rhinoplasty is a highly demanded and popular aesthetic procedure but not all kinds of rhinoplasty procedures are similar. The treatment procedure differs on the basis of your requirements and desires as a patient. After the initial consultation, the next step for your cosmetic practitioner or surgeon is to decide which procedure will be suitable for your particular case and will give best results.
Types of rhinoplasty procedures
There are four types of rhinoplasty or nose job procedures that are commonly performed depending on the patient needs. These procedures include both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments.
- Closed rhinoplasty procedure: it is one of the most commonly performed rhinoplasties. The reason behind is that incisions are made inside the nose which remains hidden and there is no external scarring. The soft tissues of the nose are slightly lifted which shows the bone and cartilage and the necessary improvements are made easily.
Once the inside nasal structures are viewable, the technique of closed or open rhinoplasty is almost similar. Due to the less invasive nature of closed rhinoplasty it has several advantages:
o Reduced irritation in the nose tissues
o Reduction in the likelihood of decrease in the support of nasal tissue
o Little likelihood oedema following the operation
o Little viewable scarring
o Operation time is short
o Recovery is quick after the operation
- Open Rhinoplasty: This type of rhinoplasty is traditionally performed for correcting extensive nasal deformities. The incisions are created within the skin in between the nostrils below your nose, the area known as columella. Then the nose skin is raised upwards which reveals the inside nasal structures. Then the surgeon performs the necessary corrections with ease.
In the case of extensive grafting or revision rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty operation is performed.
The patients with the following nose issues are best candidates for open rhinoplasty procedure:
o Collapsed nasal valves due to the previous removal of hump
o Inherited structural deformities inside the nose
o Acquired nasal deformities (e.g. due to injury, trauma)
o Dissatisfaction with the results of the previous nose surgery
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty: this type of rhinoplasty has gained immense popularity due to its quick and easy nature. It does not involve any kind of incisions in fact filler injections are used to correct the imperfections in the size and shape of the nose. It is the best option for those individuals who require minor nasal enhancements. The Juvederm and Restylane are the most common type of fillers used for the procedure. The fillers cause minor bruising and swelling with mild discomfort which subsides quickly. The drawback is that the results are not permanent lasting for about 6-18 months depending on the filler type.
- Revision rhinoplasty: It is performed following a primary surgical rhinoplasty if the patient feels dissatisfied with the results or if they wish to have further modifications that are not desired in the primary nose job. It is mainly conducted for treating any breathing difficulties following the operation or any bump left or for correcting irregular nose bridge.