Nose job, otherwise called rhinoplasty is the surgical alteration of the nose. Nose is a midline structure that occupies a central part of the face. Needless to say, it's appearance can be a cause of concern to some. A rhinoplasty is considered to be a demanding surgery where a difference of a few millimeters can bring about a profound change in result. Compared to cosmetic surgery elsewhere it is more difficult to obtain a predictable result with a nose.
So, what is a good nose?
There are many proportions which describe what is ideal. But a nose also has to fit the face. A good nose is supposed to be one that does not attract attention to itself. Rather it directs the attention of the beholder to the eyes.
What can be achieved with a nose job?
It can improve the function and aesthetics of a face. Here the function refers to breathing. The following can be altered,
1. Height of the bridge ( dorsum )
2. Width of the bony part ( it can be narrowed )
3. Width of the base can be narrowed ( base is what is seen when looking from below )
4. Appearance of the tip ( it can be slightly pushed up, narrowed or made more prominent )
5. Deviation of the dorsum can be corrected
6. Abnormalities of the nares and ala can be corrected ( nares are the apertures through which air enters inside nose )
Function: Certain causes of obstruction are tackled with a nose job. These include:
1. External valve collapse ( this is seen as collapse of the opening of nose )
2. Internal valve collapse
3. Septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy ( these are present inside nose and if these are present they can be addressed along with correction of external nose )
What is a revision rhinoplasty?
This is when one rhinoplasty is done to improve upon a previous rhinoplasty. Revision surgeries are more difficult than the primary rhinoplasty. This done when an individual is dissatisfied with his or her previous nose job.
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