Rhinoplasty, also known as a "nose job," is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. The procedure can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, such as correcting a deviated septum or addressing breathing difficulties.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils or along the base of the nose, depending on the extent of the procedure, and then reshape the underlying bone and cartilage. The surgeon may also add or remove tissue to change the size or shape of the nose. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures.
Rhinoplasty can address a range of cosmetic concerns, such as a bump on the bridge of the nose, a drooping or upturned tip, or asymmetry. The results of the procedure can be long-lasting, and can improve the overall balance and harmony of the face.
Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and complications from anesthesia. It is important for patients to have a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as their individual goals and expectations. Additionally, it is important to have realistic expectations and understand that the final results may not be apparent immediately after the surgery due to swelling and bruising.