Rhinoplasty, which may be better known as a “nose job,” is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. A nose job can create a new shape for a person’s nose or correct breathing problems. There are many different methods of rhinoplasty.

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) Overview

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for altering and reconstructing the nose. The goal could be to correct an injury or birth defect, improve the patient’s breathing, enhance the appearance of the nose, or a combination of similar reasons.

There are two types of plastic surgery used – reconstructive surgery that restores the form and functions of the nose, and cosmetic surgery that changes the appearance of the nose.

Reconstructive surgery seeks to resolve nasal injuries caused by various traumas including blunt or penetrating trauma, and trauma caused by blast injury. Reconstructive surgery also treats birth defects, breathing problems, and failed primary rhinoplasties. Rhinoplasty may remove a bump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or address injuries, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing, such as a deviated nasal septum or a sinus condition.

In closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty surgeries, an ENT and plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali Namazie creates a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose by separating the nasal skin and the soft tissues from the nasal framework, altering them as required, suturing the incisions, using tissue glue and applying either a cast or a stent, or both, to immobilize the altered nose to ensure the proper healing of the surgical incision.

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