The length of the procedure depends on the extent of the surgery. Generally, rhinoplasty can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to alter the shape, size, or function of the nose. There are several different types of rhinoplasty surgery, each designed to address specific concerns and achieve desired outcomes.
There are two possible approaches that can be utilized when performing rhinoplasty surgery. These are called the endonasal (closed) approach or an external (open) approach.The type of rhinoplasty approach used will depend upon the preference of your surgeon,along with the necessary changes that need to be made to your nose.
Open Rhinoplasty: This is the most commonly performed type of rhinoplasty procedure. It involves making a small incision on the columella (the tissue that separates the nostrils) and lifting the skin to access the underlying nasal structure. This allows the surgeon to make precise changes to the nose.
Types of Rhinoplasty
This is also often referred to as an open approach.The open performed through a very small incision on the bottom of the nose,firstly between the skin of the nostrils (called the collumela).This tiny incision is hidden within the shadow of the collumela,is approximately 3 millimeters in length and is not noticeable.The open approach, also as the name implies, allows for better visualization andgenerally access to the nasal framework then the closed approach.
This is also often referred to as external rhinoplasty. The open approach is performed through a very small incision on the bottom of the nose, firstly between the skin of the nostrils (called the collumela). This tiny incision is hidden within the shadow of the collumela, is approximately 3 millimeters in length and is not noticeable. The open approach, also as the name implies, allows the surgeon to make precise changes as it provides a better visualization and generally a better access to the nasal framework then the closed approach.
This procedure involves making incisions inside the nostrils, so there is no visible scarring. It is typically used for minor changes to the nose, and the recovery time is usually faster than with open rhinoplasty.
This procedure is performed to correct any issues that arise from a previous rhinoplasty surgery. It can be more complex than primary rhinoplasty and requires a highly skilled surgeon.
This procedure is performed on patients with ethnic noses, such as African American, Hispanic, or Asian. It is designed to maintain the patient’s ethnic identity while improving the appearance of the nose.
This procedure is performed to correct any breathing issues that may arise due to structural abnormalities in the nose.
Recovery time can vary depending on the type of surgery performed. Typically, patients can return to work or school within 1-2 weeks, but full recovery can take up to a year.
With open rhinoplasty, there will be a small scar on the columella. With closed rhinoplasty, there will be no visible scarring. However, both types of surgery can leave minor scars that will fade over time.
There may be some discomfort after surgery, but pain can be managed with medication.
When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, look for someone who is board-certified, has experience performing rhinoplasty surgery, and has good patient reviews. It’s also important to have a consultation with the surgeon to discuss your goals and ensure that you feel comfortable with their approach to the surgery.
We hope this information helps you better understand the different types of rhinoplasty procedures and what to expect from the surgery. If you have any further questions or are interested in scheduling a consultation, please feel free to contact us.