Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures, helping to alter the size and shape of the nose. While most patients are familiar with the standard, open procedure, did you know there are different types of rhinoplasty available?
Here, we’ll look at the different types of rhinoplasty you can undergo to help you achieve the best results. In your consultation, Mr Tulley will discuss the procedures with you and answer any questions that you have.
Nasal tip rhinoplasty
If you want to change the tip of the nose, nasal tip rhinoplasty is the procedure for you. It could be that the tip is bulbous, or large, or it may have an excessive length. This type of rhinoplasty aims to solely change the tip, rather than the bridge.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is typically carried out on Afro-Caribbean or Asian patients. These patient groups can have a much flatter appearance, and it can be wider in appearance. Several techniques can be used in ethnic rhinoplasty, such as bridge augmentation.
Cartilage grafts from the ear or rib will be taken and used to add volume in the case of augmentation. To address a wider nose, the bridge and/or nostrils can be narrowed.
Deviated Septum rhinoplasty
A deviated septum can make it difficult to breathe normally. If it is causing the patient problems, a septoplasty may be performed. This involves trimming, replacing, and repositioning the bone or cartilage to straighten the nasal septum.
Revision rhinoplasty is carried out to try and fix issues caused after an initial rhinoplasty procedure. It could be that complications arose, or you may not be happy with the results from the first procedure.
This type of rhinoplasty tends to be much more complex than the first procedure. The surgeon therefore needs to be highly skilled to perform it correctly.
Which type of rhinoplasty should I choose?
With so many options available, it can be difficult knowing which rhinoplasty procedure is right for you. Discover more about each of the options above, and determine which one to choose by booking a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today.
After an initial assessment, Mr Tulley will advise you on which procedure will help you achieve your desired results.