Enhance the Appearance of Your Nose with Rhinoplasty
Enhance the Appearance of your
Nose with Rhinoplasty
The nose is a defining facial feature and its shape can make a big difference to the way you
look. Rhinoplasty helps improve the shape of your nose. Also known as a ‘nose job,’
rhinoplasty helps to improve nose form by reshaping the nasal support to achieve the
desired aesthetic results. In addition to augmenting facial harmony, a nose surgery can also
improve breathing function.
Rhinoplasty surgery helps to improve the following conditions
Nasal obstruction and asymmetry
Nasal structural problems (from birth defects or due to injury)
Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
Enlarged, drooping, upturned or hooked nasal tip
Nose size in relation to facial balance
Besides improving nasal aesthetics, the can correct breathing problems caused by
structural abnormalities in the nose or correct disfigurement resulting from trauma or
What Happens During Rhinoplasty?
Both closed and open approaches are used for performing this plastic surgery procedure.
In the closed approach, the incisions are hidden inside the nose. On the other hand, in the
open approach, incisions are made across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue that
separates the nostrils). The skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage is lifted and the
structure of the nose is reshaped.
Rhinoplasty is often combined with “septoplasty” which addresses the septum of the nose.
The changes made during the surgery helps alleviate breathing difficulties by aligning the
septum in the nasal passage. This also helps achieve a more pleasing dorsal aesthetic line,
providing a more harmonious between the nasal tip and the forehead. Septoplasty offers
the following benefits
Achieves a pleasing dorsal aesthetic line
Opens the nasal air passage
Corrects nasal deviation
Combining both septoplasty and rhinoplasty can help men and women achieve a pleasing
nasal appearance and also improve breathing problems.
Before the Rhinoplasty Procedure
The first step is to find a qualified plastic surgeon who is an expert in performing nose
surgery. The surgeon will strive to understand patient goals and expectations at the initial
consultation. The plastic surgeon will examine the external and internal appearance of the
nose and breathing function. Based on this examination and the patient’s specific goals, the
surgeon will develop a surgical plan that will provide aesthetically pleasing results.
Some swelling, bruising and pain can be expected after the surgery, for which the plastic
surgeon will prescribe appropriate medication. Patients would need to wear a surgical
splint on the nose, which will be removed after a few days. Subtle changes may be seen in
the first weeks following surgery, and results improve with time.