Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) – Important Information

  • The nose is the centre piece of the face. Its aesthetics affects the rest of the facial features in more ways than one.
  • Many techniques have been described to augment the appearance of the nose. None of these can be as versatile as a proper open rhinoplasty.
  • To fully appreciate rhinoplasty, it is essential to have a good understanding of the anatomy of the nose and the recommended aesthetic proportions.

CONTENTS

ANATOMY OF THE NOSE

AESTHETIC PROPORTIONS OF THE NOSE

COSMETIC AND FUNCTIONAL RHINOPLASTY

HOW RHINOPLASTY CHANGES THE WHOLE FACE

METHODS OF NOSE AUGMENTATION

  • There are various methods to augment the nose:-
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques :
    • Hyaluronic acid filler injection
    • Fat injection to nose
    • Thread insertion
  • Closed Rhinoplasty :
    • This is smaller procedure with no external scar. It has limited capabilities and its effects are not as dramatic as open rhinoplasty.
  • Open Rhinoplasty :
    • This has been the de-facto standard for performing Oriental rhinoplasty in many countries especially in South Korea.
    • It allows full visualisation of all internal structures of the nose and enables a full range of corrective procedures to be done with accuracy.

TABLE OF COMPARISON OF CLOSED VS OPEN RHINOPLASTY

TABLE OF COMPARISON CAPABILITIES OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNIQUE VS CLOSED VS OPEN RHINOPLASTY

TYPE OF CARTILAGE GRAFT USED IN RHINOPLASTY

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