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Types of Rhinoplasty

From a young age, patients can start to feel dissatisfied with the shape or size of their noses. By high school, many of these patients naturally start to think about cosmetic methods that could help them feel better about their looks. 

Most commonly referred to as a ‘nose job,’ Rhinoplasty is one of the top 5 most popular surgical interventions performed in the United States. As this is a highly involved procedure, patients naturally want to make sure that it is carried out in a careful manner by a highly skilled surgeon. Beyond that, it is vital that patients receive the right type of nose job to meet their specific goals and help them achieve their desired aesthetic.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction is one of the most common nose job techniques. The aim of this surgery is to create a nose that is more proportional to the other facial features. By addressing issues such as bumps on the bridge of the nose, extended nasal tip, or flared nostrils, the nose can be successfully tapered into the ideal shape. The procedure involves sculpting areas of bone or cartilage to create the ideal shape.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Augmentation rhinoplasty is another popular approach that involves performing bone or cell grafting on the nasal tip or bridge. This technique helps give the area a straighter and flatter appearance while also adding volume to areas that may have depressions or other issues.Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

Patients who have suffered a traumatic injury to the nose will benefit the most from a post-traumatic rhinoplasty operation. This technique helps patients by correcting the position and shape of the nose while healing the nasal septum. Broken noses are the most common reason for needing post-traumatic rhinoplasty. If the patient’s nose injury is extensive, they may need to wait several months before being allowed to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. 

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Injuries, skin cancer, or major illnesses can all contribute to the erosion of nose tissue and cartilage. In these cases, a reconstructive rhinoplasty can help rebuild what was lost, leaving the patient looking better than ever. Skin grafts, flap techniques, and other innovative approaches are utilized to reconstruct the nose in a way that leaves patients feeling confident. As this procedure tends to be more complicated than others, patients often require multiple treatments over a period of a few months. 

Adolescent Rhinoplasty

It is often recommended that teenage patients wait until their nose has fully grown before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. If there are functional issues such as breathing problems, however, exceptions can be made. Adolescent rhinoplasty is a more delicate procedure that requires a skilled, experienced practitioner who can preserve the patient’s delicate nasal features. They must also be able to check if the patient is physiologically prepared to undergo the surgery. 

Aging Rhinoplasty

While the nose ceases growth around age 16, it still transforms in shape over time. Certain areas start to sag or droop. The nasal airways may also tighten, leading to breathing issues. Aging rhinoplasty is designed to alleviate these concerns, addressing both breathing issues and giving a patient a more youthful, revitalized aesthetic.

What is the takeaway?

There are various forms of rhinoplasty available that can each address the individual concerns of every patient. Doing the proper research prior to undergoing treatment is vital. As with any procedure, it is highly recommended that patients seek out an experienced, skilled practitioner to carry out their operation. Call Dr. Espinoza’s office today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Dr. Espinoza?

For over ten years Dr. Ronald Espinoza has been providing his patients with some of the best surgical procedures available. With offices in both Manhattan and Miami, Dr. Espinoza sees patients from all over the east coast who are looking to improve their look. His practice was built with the express goal of helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic, instilling them with newfound confidence.


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