Rhinoplasty, also called cosmetic nose operation, is a surgical procedure that can reshape the nose and correct the alteration of breathing caused by structural problems. The procedure is performed to create better facial harmonization by either making the nose bigger or smaller. Typically, a rhinoplasty will correct asymmetry, refine any humps or troughs, alter the width of the bridge, and change the position and size of the nostrils and nasal tip.
Rhinoplasty is done through a closed or open procedure. In a closed rhinoplasty, all the incisions are internal, which means that you will not have an external scar. There is also the possibility of the shorter operation time, less swelling of the tip, and a faster recovery. Open rhinoplasty uses the same internal incisions, but it also includes a small incision along the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. The external incision allows the surgeon to better visualize the anatomical structure of his nose, which is especially important for complex cases. Typically, the columella incision scar fades well.
Now we will explain the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty: The approach depends on a variety of factors, including the patient’s anatomical findings, cosmetic goals, and surgeon preference. Historically, the vast majority of rhinoplasties were performed with a closed technique. This has gradually changed over the years, and most rhinoplasties are now done with an open approach. This is probably due to the fact that surgeons can more easily visualize the underlying anatomy when using this approach. It is important to understand that most surgeons use both approaches. Most surgeons agree that the surgical approach used is less important than the skill of the surgeon.
Doctors are quick to point out that non-surgical nose jobs, while less expensive than rhinoplasty, are a temporary solution to smooth out lumps and bumps on your nose. Non-surgical treatment is said to last up to a year.
What are the possible side effects or complications?
Since rhinoplasty is surgery, you can expect more side effects than you would have with non-surgical rhinoplasty. It is common to have swelling, to bruise, and possibly to bleed. The most common serious complication of rhinoplasty is a nasal obstruction.
The ultimate goal of rhinoplasty should be to make your nose look and function well, but sometimes functionality is compromised by aesthetics. Although not as common as nasal obstruction, a septal perforation or tear can occur on both sides of the septum lining: If a tear forms in the lining of both sides of the septum, a permanent hole may form. Usually, a septal perforation is not a significant problem, and the patient may not even know it is there.
When they are small, you can hear a whistling sound with your breath as air rushes through the small hole. If it is large, the perforation can serve as a site for the mucosa to accumulate and form a scab. Septal perforations also tend to contribute to nosebleed.
A non-surgical nose job rarely has other side effects other than slight swelling and / or bruising at the injection site, but more serious problems rarely occur: Complications have been reported but may include blindness or skin loss in the nose. What is more common are lumps. Since the filler is injected and not evenly deposited, as it would be during surgery, lumps are quite common.