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Rhinoplasty to Correct Cosmetic Flaws of the Nose

Posted Aug 29 2010 10:16pm

Rhinoplasty for Better Facial Harmony

By undergoing a rhinoplasty to correct a cosmetic deformity of the nose can  dramatically transform your looks. The use of advanced techniques of cosmetic surgery can modify the proportions of your nose to make it better suit your face. Whatever your reason to seek rhinoplasty - a birth defect, a damage caused by an injury or accident or the negative/unsatisfactory outcome of an earlier rhinoplasty - this outpatient procedure will effectively serve the purpose.

Different Techniques to Cosmetic Deformity of the Nose

A cosmetic deformity like a saddle nose or a hook nose can be fixed with a rhinoplasty procedure. Rhinoplasty is best performed in persons with fully matured nasal bones and a steady nose shape. This means that the patient must be at least 14 or 15 years of age for girls, and a bit older for boys. There are two kinds of rhinoplasty techniques: open and closed.

  • Open Rhinoplasty – Open rhinoplasty is usually resorted to for more complicated conditions. Here, incisions are not just created inside the nose, but also on the columella (midsection between the nasal tip and upper lip). In this procedure, the surgeon gets good access to the bone and cartilage of the nose.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty – In this technique, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils. The exterior of the nose remains untouched. The surgeon may not have much freedom when using this procedure, but it does enable different methods of reshaping.
  • Know More from a Professional Plastic Surgeon

    Those who would like to go in for rhinoplasty to correct a cosmetic deformity of the nose should consult a reputable and reliable plastic surgeon to learn more about the procedures and decide which one is suitable to achieve the desired results.

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