Rhinoplasty, the medical term for nose surgery,
is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.
Nose enhancement can be performed on any part of the
nose, to reduce or increase its size, to modify the
shape and size of the nostrils, tip or bridge of the
nose, or to alter the slope or angle of the nose.
Rhinoplasty may also be performed to correct an injury
or birth defect or to improve breathing problems.
Open Technique Rhinoplasty
With this technique, most of the incisions remain
inside the nose. However, there is one incision
made across the Columella, which is the cartilage
that separates the nostrils. Once the skin is
freed, it can then be lifted over the nose to
allow the cartilage structure of the nose to be
seen. The surgeon can see the cartilage in its
natural state and can make the appropriate surgical
changes to create more aesthetically pleasing nose.
With the open rhinoplasty technique it is easier for
the surgeon to se the structure of the patients nose,
but it leaves the patient with a small permanent scar across the columella.
Closed Technique Rhinoplasty
With the closed technique all of the incisions are
made inside the nose. Then cartilage is pulled out
from the nose and shaped. An experienced surgeon
should do this procedure. This technique leaves no
visible scars and achieves a very natural looking nose.
This procedure takes less time than the open rhinoplasty.
Nasal implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Depending on the individual needs of each patient, nasal
implants made of silicone or gortex can be used to reshape
or give more prominence to the appearance of the nose.
Individual patient nose cosmetic surgery results vary from patient to patient. We do not guarantee that any patients surgery results will look like any photos in this gallery, in our photo books or website.