Nose surgery is often performed to reshape the nose due to either cosmetic or medical reasons, with a goal of improving the function or appearance of the nose for any variety of reasons. While the medical term for this type of surgery is rhinoplasty, it is often referred to as a “nose job.”
Septoplasty Surgery: This procedure is often performed when only internal changes to the nose are needed due to nasal obstruction, and typically requires no external changes to the nose. Occasionally, a small external incision is required, but the surgery itself is focused on correcting internal structure, such as a deviated septum. Learn more about Septoplasty Surgery.
Revision Rhinoplasty: Also called secondary rhinoplasty, this procedure involves corrective surgery to address problems stemming from a previous nose surgery. This type of nasal surgery is often more difficult than primary rhinoplasty and should be performed by only high qualified surgeons familiar with its unique complications. Learn more about Revision Rhinoplasty.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty: This type of surgery is often performed to meet either cosmetic goals, or to address reconstructive needs to correct breathing problems, birth defects, or trauma, in those of non-Anglo-Saxon origin. Learn more about Ethnic Rhinoplasty.
In order to correct physical or cosmetic problem or concern, internal and external examination of the nose is necessary. Patients with specific medical concerns may require image scanning and blood tests.
Each of these procedures are unique to the individual. If you are considering surgery, it is important to consult an experienced surgeon to examine your nose in order to determine the appropriate course of action.