Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) is a complicated operation that improves the shape and function of your nose that is performed by a specialist surgeon who is highly trained to carry out the procedure.
There are two main groups of patients who undergo a Nose Job. Those with nasal obstruction and those who want to improve their appearance. By far the majority of patients have both complaints.
It’s very important to have clear goals as to why you want the surgery. If your only reasoning is things such as “It’s just not nice” or “I want to get married” this may not be the operation for you.
Try to be as specific as possible and narrow it down to 3 defined outcomes. Detailed history and examinations are essential, and often a number of specialized additional tests need to be performed such as air-flow/pressure and CT scans of the nose, septum and sinuses.
What is visible on the outside as unsightly is probably caused by an internal problem such as a deviated septum.
There are two parts to a Rhinoplasty operation. The one part is mainly cosmetic, which is all about bringing harmony to your nose and face. The other part is dealing with the functional aspects by improving the flow of air through your nose.
There are two main approaches to the surgery. One of those is the so called “open approach” whereby a small cut is made under the nose (Columella) and the other the so called “closed approach” where all incisions are made inside the nostrils.
This video covers the 10 most common questions I am asked by patients about a possible Nose Job.