Are You The Right Candidate For A Nose Job Surgery?

before-and-after-nose-job-rhinoplasty-albertaNose surgery also goes by the name of nose job, nose shaping or Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery to consider when you are not happy with the angle, size or shape of your nose. Other issues that you may consider a nose job for can include when your nasal tip droops, is too wide or elevated, you have problems with breathing due to irregularities that occur in the nasal passages or your nose may be too small or large.


The Advantages

The size, angle or shape has the potential for improvement. Structural problems which cause congestion or restrict your breathing have the ability to be corrected. In addition, rhinoplasty can often have a substantial influence on your self-confidence and your self-image.

The Disadvantages

Dependent on the surgery type you have chosen you can develop scars that will appear around the base of the nose. It may take a bit of time to adjust to the way your nose now appears or you may be unhappy with your new appearance.

Below are a few common reasons as to why you could consider a rhinoplasty:

•The shape of your nose is either too small or too large
•Your nose doesn’t match with your facial features
•Your nose looks badly shaped, is out-of-alignment or crooked
•You have blockages inside the nose that have caused breathing issues
•You may have a type of birth defect that you think can be improved with nose surgery

Typically, if you are in a good state of health and you have realistic expectations along with a positive attitude, you are considered a good type of candidate when it comes to rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty can decrease a nose tip that is enlarged, improve angles, remove bumps and reshape the nose. In most cases after the surgery, the swelling will need to go down before you will be able to see the results.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Once the nose area has been numbed with a local anesthetic, the surgeon will proceed by making small incisions to gain access to the cartilage and the bones in the nasal area. There are typically two methods used for making these incisions which include: endonasal and open.

By removing or adding cartilage and bone as well as adjusting the supporting structure that is found inside the nasal area, the nose can be increased, reduced, lengthened or shortened. Tip grafts that are made out of a cartilage are often utilized to remodel the area on the tip to make it thinner, shorter, longer or more uplifted.

Once this procedure is complete, the soft tissue and the skin will automatically remodel to the underlying structure. In certain patients, fat grafts or tissue fillers are added to add to the volume in specific areas that are needed.

Options Available For Nose Surgery

There are 2 types of incision approaches that include the: endonasal (internal) approach or the open approach. Over and above the incision options, several techniques are used to augment the nose or to smooth out any surface deformities.

There are silicone implants that are made available when it comes to rhinoplasty, but very often these foreign materials have the potential to react poorly about the nasal tissues or cause and infection. This will mean that the implants will need to be removed. For this reason, most surgeons recommend natural cartilage as the better option for these delicate procedures.

Before deciding on a nose surgery, it is always advisable to visit a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty to weigh up your options.