Rhinoplasty surgery, or as it’s more commonly known “nose job” surgery, is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide for both men and women. The procedure itself allows the patient to change any aspect of their nose, from the bridge to the nostrils and even the gap between the nose and upper lip.
There are two forms of rhinoplasty surgery and these are known as reduction rhinoplasty and augmentation rhinoplasty. As the name says, reduction rhinoplasty is the procedure to make the nose smaller and the surgeon will generally make the necessary cuts inside the nostrils to reach the bone and cartilage required which results in minimal scarring, although in some cases it may require external cuts across the nostrils to reach the desired goals. On the other hand, an augmentation rhinoplasty is the procedure of making the nose larger and in many cases, this requires the addition of extra bone (from the elbow, rib, skull or hip) or cartilage (from the ears) as a graft to achieve the desired shape. It doesn’t matter which form of rhinoplasty surgery you are planning on having, you will be asked a series of questions to help the surgeon create the perfect shape for your new nose.
The procedure itself is performed under general anaesthetic and dependent on the method used, the scarring is mainly internal and will not be visible (unless and external cuts have been made to the nose).