Rhinoplasty otherwise called nose surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It’s a medical procedure that reshapes the nose for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. During the rhinoplasty procedure it’s possible to reduce the size of the nose, to straighten it or to change the angle between the nore and upper lip. Also to correct an injury or birth defect or to improve breathing problems.
One of two techniques can be used during rhinoplasty surgery . The first one is open technique and the second one – closed technique. Both techniques leave incisions made inside the nostrils. If the open technique is used most of the incisions remain inside the nose. One incision made across the Columella. It is the cartilage that separates the nostrils. The cartigale is lifted over the nose to allow the cartilage structure of the nose to be seen. It can be seen in its natural state and then the surgeon can make surgical changes to create more aesthetically pleasing nose. There is one disadvantage – after the procedure with open technique patient will have a small permanent scar across the columella. As the matter of fact this scar is so small that it can’t be seen even in sight. When the closed technique is used the incisions are made inside the nose. Then cartilage is pulled out from the nose and shaped.
Be careful – trust this procedures only for an experienced surgeon. Unlike the open technique the closed one doesn’t leave visible scars. The procedure with closed technique takes less time than the procedure with open technique. Also if the patient wants to reshape or give prominence to the appearance of the nose surgeons may offer nasal implants which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.