If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery, it may feel like the biggest decision you need to make is to actually undergo the procedure.
And while that’s true, there’s another big decision you’ll need to make before your nose job – which rhinoplasty surgery you want.
Whether you’re interested in undergoing a nose job or just doing your research, take a look at the different types of rhinoplasty that exist.
The 4 Different Types of Rhinoplasty Surgery
1. Nasal reconstruction rhinoplasty.
This type of rhinoplasty surgery is performed on patients who may need the removal of a tumor or a birth defect, or who want to fix the appearance of their nose after a physical trauma, like that caused by a car accident or an athletic injury. The overall goal of nasal reconstruction rhinoplasty is to not only preserve the functionality of the nose but also to create a beautiful new shape and form.
2. Deviated septum rhinoplasty.
If the inside of your nasal passage is crooked, you may need deviated septum rhinoplasty. This is the area between the two nasal passages, and it’s usually comprised of a thin wall of bone or cartilage. The thin quality of the septum makes it especially vulnerable to injury.
A deviated septum isn’t just an aesthetic issue; it’s also a functional one. People with deviated septums are more likely to have breathing problems that can affect their overall health, including sleep apnea.
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3. Septal perforation rhinoplasty.
Septal perforation rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for fixing the holes that may have formed within the septum. These holes can be caused by a variety of issues – including injury, cancer, and more – and can make it difficult for patients to enjoy healthy breathing.
4. Aesthetic rhinoplasty.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your nose, you may be a good candidate for an aesthetic rhinoplasty procedure. This surgery aims to address the cosmetic issues you have with your nose, whether it’s to shave down a bump on your bridge or minimize a bulbous look.
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Want to learn more about rhinoplasty surgery, including which type may be the best option for you?
Schedule a consultation at our Cosmetic Facial Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.