The truth is that it depends on the type of nose job procedure you are having performed. A medical procedure performed on your nose is called a rhinoplasty surgery. Many individuals have developed breathing problems that can be caused by a deviated septum, a birth defect, trauma to the face or for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetic procedures can include smoothing any bumps on the nose, reducing the size of your nose, straightening noses or narrowing noses. The idea for rhinoplasty surgery is to make your face more symmetrical and better defined to boost your confidence level. The results of a nose job depend upon on each patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, as well as their facial shape, the thickness of the skin, gender, ethnicity, and the patient’s age.
What Is Your Nasal Bone
We all have two nasal bones differing in size and shape. A nasal bone holds together the cartilage that gives us our nose contour and shape. Our nasal bone helps to form the bridge of our nose. The human body is a complicated, well-formed structure which is also true of the simple nasal bones. The nasal bone environment is also complicated in structure with an outer and inner system.
You have probably seen the nose jobs that Drs. Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow featured on the Botched series have performed. They are skilled Board Certified plastic surgeons who are also Otolaryngologists. For any nose/nasal surgery, a physician should be certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. A surgical nose job involves reshaping your nasal cavity environment that includes the bone, skin, and cartilage.
Dermal Fillers For A Non-Surgical Nose Job
Now, returning to the question of whether your nasal bone needs to be augmented in any way. The answer is not always, because there are cases where your nose can be corrected without surgery. A non-surgical process is accomplished through the use of dermal fillers. A dermal filler can be expertly injected into specific parts of the nose to help improve your appearance.
Your plastic surgeon will introduce you to the dermal filler options like a brand-named hyaluronic acid-based filler that can last for up to nine months. Your surgeon may also suggest a longer last option consisting of a synthetic filler. Granted that dermal filler results are not permanent, but when you think about it, dermal fillers can give you an insight what your nose will look like with a more permanent solution like surgery.
Operating on the nose and changing its shape is a meticulously skilled process because a surgeon is working with the delicate underlying structure of the nose consisting of the cartilage and nasal bone area. However, when your healing is complete, you will be very happy with the improvements that your surgeon has made on your nose contour.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Nasal surgery is generally an outpatient procedure. It can be performed under local anesthesia or an IV sedation. It can last from one to two hours unless more extensive work is required. There are two types of nose jobs – open and closed. Not to be too expressive in this text, a surgeon will go into detail with you regarding which procedure is best for you:
1. Open: A horizontal incision is made across the nose (“columella”) enabling the surgeon to lift or shape the tip of the nose. The columella is the soft tissue that separates the nostrils. Using the open surgical approach allows the surgeon to
2. Closed: A surgeon makes an incision cut inside of the nostrils to reach more of the nasal passages. This procedure is less invasive and there are no scar tissues. A closed nose job surgery is known as an endonasal procedure.
Your surgeon will also explain the details of the specific surgical procedure that works best for you. They will explain all operative risks, your expected recovery time, the post-operative restrictions and medications. You should also take the time to ask any questions and concerns that you may.
Finding the Perfect Plastic Surgeon
It is very important to seek the skill and expertise of a plastic surgeon before considering the perfect nose job. When you are ready for your nose job surgery, you should call Drs. Jason I. Altman and Marcelo Ghersi in their Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami innovative center. During your consultation, both Drs. Altman and Ghersi are known to listen intently to what problems you have regarding your nose. They also provide you with realistic expectations for your nose surgery.
Drs. Ghersi and Altman are both members of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. They would love to help you achieve the appearance you are looking for and the ability to breathe normally again. Both Ghersi and Altman have practiced in several prestigious schools and they have won many surgical and innovative aesthetics awards.
Additionally, Jason Altman, M.D., and Marcelo Ghersi, M.D. have performed many successful nose jobs. With their combined expertise in this area, it has allowed them to perform both functional and cosmetic nose surgeries awarding their patients with the ability to breath more comfortably and giving them the nose contour of their dreams.