People choose to undergo plastic surgery for many reasons, but one of the most common reasons for cosmetic surgery is to correct the shape of the nose. Since it is one of the most prominent features of a person’s face, some people don’t like their noses and want them to look better. Here are some of the techniques used to correct the shape of the nose.
Types of Surgical Rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty is the formal name for any type of plastic surgery on the nose. Along with surgical techniques used to reshape the nose, there are also non-surgical techniques which may also be referred to as rhinoplasties. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is the overall term for techniques used to reshape the nose, and a plastic surgeon can recommend the best one for your needs.
This is one of the most common types of rhinoplasties that people choose when they want to change their nose. Most reductions involve the tip or the bridge of the nose, as these are the areas where many people have flaws. The tip may be misshapen or look bulbous or the bridge may have a bump which people want removed to improve the shape and appearance of their nose.
This surgical technique is the opposite of a reduction rhinoplasty, as it normally is done to increase the nose’s proportions. In some cases, it is done to increase the length of a short nose, but it is also done to address an injury which damaged the nose’s cartilage. It may also be performed if an initial rhinoplasty removed more tissue or cartilage than necessary.
When too much cartilage or tissue was removed during a reduction rhinoplasty, this technique is used to help correct the nose’s shape. Many people choose to have revisions done because they don’t like how their nose looks or they are experiencing breathing problems after the initial surgery. Sometimes, the tip of the nose can collapse if too much tissue or cartilage was removed, necessitating this type of surgery.
There are also non-surgical techniques which can be performed to improve how the nose looks.
This technique can be performed in a doctor’s clinic and it only takes about ten minutes to improve how the nose looks. It involves injecting absorbable polydioxanone threads into the nose to help lift it. A non-surgical nose threadlift is a safe procedure when performed by a trained doctor, and the results will last for approximately a year and a half.
Another non-surgical technique to reshape the nose involves injecting derma-fillers where there are flaws. The fillers can better define the tip of the nose, hide a bump on the bridge of the nose, create contours on the nose, and fill-in low areas on the nose. These fillers usually last six to nine months and are much less expensive than a surgical rhinoplasty.
If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose, there are several techniques you can choose from to improve its appearance. A cosmetic surgeon can help you select the best technique to improve your nose’s appearance.