Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of the nose
Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose. It may be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties.
It’s commonly called a nose job. A plastic surgery procedure for reshaping the nose by enhancing or reducing its size or shape. Nose reshaping is also becoming a popular age reversal procedure to correct common issues associated with aging like a droopy nose tip, uneven cartilage, which causes humps and bumps, and/or structurally supporting the nose bridge to fix or avoid sagging.
During rhinoplasty, your surgeon may make an internal incision in the bones and move them with a “controlled break” to alter the appearance of your nose. This is not like breaking an arm or a leg.
Rhinoplasty may be done inside your nose or through a small external incision at the base of your nose, between your nostrils. Your surgeon will likely readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin.
We will augment your nasal bone or cartilage in several ways, depending on how much needs to be added, the structure of your nose and available materials. For small changes, we may use cartilage harvested from deeper inside your nose or from your ear. For larger requirements, we can use cartilage from your rib, implants or bone from other parts of your body.
Very slight changes to the structure of your nose – often measured in millimetres – can make a large difference in how your nose looks. Most of the time, an experienced surgeon can get results both of you are satisfied with. But in some cases, the slight changes aren’t enough and you and your surgeon might opt for a second surgery for further refinements. If this is the case, you must wait at least a year for the follow-up surgery, because your nose can undergo changes during this time.