A nose is often thought to hold the highest aesthetic value in a person’s facial appearance. It is no surprise then that a nose job or rhinoplasty is the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedure for improving one’s aesthetic beauty.

A rhinoplasty adds to your facial harmony and enhances your nasal proportions. Apart from making aesthetic improvements onto your appearance, rhinoplasty can also resolve breathing complications that could have been a result of structural abnormalities.

What Does A Rhinoplasty Involve?

A rhinoplasty involves augmenting and refining an individual’s nose to give it a more balanced and shapely appearance. A reduction rhinoplasty, i.e. the most commonly performed rhinoplasty operation is used to remove the nasal hump and re-break the nose to enable width-reduction.

An augmentation rhinoplasty can help correct a nose that is asymmetrical, depressed, or simply in need of a little buildup. It is carried out by borrowing tissue from another part of the body such as skin/cartilage from the rib or ear. Synthetic material is also used sometimes but holds greater risk for rejection/infection.

When Can You Get A Rhinoplasty Done?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you can get a rhinoplasty performed. It can help correct a nose that is excessively large, crooked, or has functional problems that make breathing difficult. Most people who undergo rhinoplasty do so for cosmetic reasons.

How Is It Done?

A rhinoplasty operation may be open or closed in nature. Open rhinoplasty requires tremendous expertise in performing the operation despite offering better visibility of all the flaws that need to be corrected. A closed rhinoplasty operation is much easier to perform but the surgeon’s line of vision is obstructed, so major corrections can’t be made with this technique. It’s perfect for minor changes, however.

Types Of Rhinoplasty Surgeries

A primary rhinoplasty is when a patient undergoes the surgical procedure for the first time in their lives. It could either be cosmetic or functional in nature.

A secondary rhinoplasty is when a patient has had his/her nose previously operated on but is unhappy with the initial results of the previous surgery. Again, a highly complicated surgical procedure – a secondary rhinoplasty should only be performed by the most experienced and trained cosmetic surgeons.

Are You a Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty Candidature

Anyone person choosing to get a rhinoplasty done needs to be above the age of 18 since the nasal cartilage is still developing until that age. You need to be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the surgery.

The best way to determine your candidacy for the surgery is to set up a consultation with your surgeon. Your doctor will review your medical history, discuss your expectations, and inform you of any possible complications that may arise. They will also brief you on instructions you’ll need to follow to prepare for the surgery.

Contact Our Office

If you’re struggling with your nasal appearance, consider having a rhinoplasty performed by skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. James Bradley. As a skilled medical profession with years of experience, he can help guide you to the aesthetically pleasing look you desire. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!