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What Is a Rhinoplasty?

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In today’s world, medicine has become advanced enough that people can alter the way they look much more easily. This is often known as plastic surgery. Plastic surgery can encompass a large number of areas, ranging from belly fat, to your neck, even to your nose. The goal of most plastic surgeons is to help their patients achieve their desired look in the best way possible. These experienced surgeons help their patients with this goal by physically reshaping the desired part of the body to the patient’s specifications. In fact, modern medicine has become advanced enough that different parts of the body have their own types of plastic surgery dedicated to them. For example, if you wish to reshape your nose, you would be looking at a rhinoplasty job.

What Does a Rhinoplasty Involve?

As the name might suggest, a plastic surgeon rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that focuses on altering the shape of the nose. The nose is one of the most prominent parts of a person’s face, especially when the nose isn’t proportionate to the rest of the face. Sometimes, a person’s nose can be too large or too small. The bridge of the nose itself might be too wide or too narrow. Some people even have a bump along the ridge of their nose that they want to remove. In more severe cases, the nose itself might have become damaged or misshapen.  There are even some people who seek out a rhinoplasty procedure because the shape of their nose alters their ability to breathe easily due to the shape of the nose. No matter if you want your nose to look better or function better, these things can all be accomplished with the assistance of a rhinoplasty.

There are even several different types of rhinoplasty that you can look at. For example, one of the most common types of rhinoplasty is a reduction rhinoplasty. As you might be able to imagine, this type of rhinoplasty is designed to reduce the size of the nose in some way. This can be done by removing small amounts of bone or cartilage to achieve the desired shape. Other forms of rhinoplasty involve procedures such as bone/tissue grafting in augmentation-focused rhinoplasty, and a mix of both grafting and removal in rhinoplasties focused on restoring the shape of a severely damaged nose. Some rhinoplasty procedures focus on changing the shape of the bridge of your nose, whereas other procedures are more focused on restoring shape to a damaged or broken nose.

How Should You Prepare for a Rhinoplasty?

As with nearly every other type of surgery, you should work with your surgeon to determine what you want done with your nose. You should first look for a plastic surgeon who is both reputable and has experience working with rhinoplasty procedures. Once you have found the right plastic surgeon, you should consider what your specific goal is for a rhinoplasty procedure, such as whether you want your nose bridge to be narrower, your nose to be less crooked, or you want the tip of your nose reshaped. By discussing what your specific goals are, your plastic surgeon will be able to work with you and will have an easier time giving you the nose that you have always wanted.

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