What is rhinoplasty: types and methods, advantages and disadvantages of such an operation

Every person wants to have a perfect appearance. The perfect face is only a dream. Now it is possible to change your appearance. There are methods and types of operations for individual parts of the face and body.

Rhinoplasty is a part of plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty is an operation on the nose. Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most difficult types of plastic surgery. Such an operation is considered difficult, since the nose and its walls are made of cartilage and bone.

With the help of rhinoplasty, defects and deformities due to injuries or birth defects are eliminated. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose and preserves facial features. This process is performed for several reasons when:

  • the shape of the nose is savory or hooked,
  • there is a hump
  • thick end,
  • huge nostrils.

Rhinoplasty is performed in two ways:

  1. The open method involves direct action on bone and cartilage. The open method operation lasts 2 hours and is performed under anesthesia.
  2. The closed method is performed on the inside of the nose and leaves no scars or scars.
Photos before and after rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty has several types

  1. Nostril rhinoplasty corrects wide and long nostrils.
  2. Septorhinoplasty corrects the nasal septum. Such an operation eliminates scars or injuries, growths or displacement of the nose.
  3. Conchotomy is an operation to remove the mucous membrane when you are not breathing.
  4. Augmentation rhinoplasty corrects a flattened nose and bridge of the nose.
  5. The transplant operation involves an enlargement of a small and short nose.
  6. Laser rhinoplasty is performed using a laser and reduces complications.
  7. The reconstruction is performed again to correct previous errors.
  8. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed with fillers to correct imperfections in the nose.
  9. Electrocoagulation is performed with hypertrophy of the respiratory organ using electric currents.
  10. Nose contouring corrects small defects in the nose with hyaluronic acid. This acid is given by injection.

Like other surgical procedures, rhinoplasty has its pros and cons.

  • The main advantage of the disadvantages is the acquisition of the desired shape of the nose and a beautiful appearance.
  • The disadvantages of such an operation are dissatisfaction with the operation.
  • The disadvantages are also frequent bleeding after surgery.
  • Sensitivity of the nose is lost and infectious diseases develop.

Rhinoplasty phases

The operation to correct the shape of the nose is carried out in certain stages:

  1. Anesthesia is required for the patient to fall asleep under anesthesia.
  2. The second step involves cutting. The incisions are made by open and closed methods. An incision is made on the strip separating the nostrils. The incisions are made in the soft tissue that is the structure of the nose.
  3. Changing the structure and shape of the nose is based on the use of cartilage taken from other parts of the body. Doctors remove cartilage from the septa of the nose, ears, and ribs.
  4. The fourth stage is based on correction of the nasal septum.
  5. Closing and sewing. When the nose is the shape you want, doctors put the skin back in place and sew it up.
  6. The sixth stage consists of the recovery process. In order for scars and scars to heal and for the nose to take on the desired shape, doctors use tires and tubes.

After the operation, an additional plaster is put on the nose. There may also be bruising near the eyes, which will completely disappear over time. After the operation, the nose may swell and the results and changes will not be noticeable. According to doctors, the exact result of rhinoplasty can be seen after a year.

A person who decides to change the shape of the nose or correct injuries should consider several factors that you need to be aware of. These factors include:

  1. clinic and surgeon. The choice of clinic is paramount. It is necessary to inquire about a potential clinic, learn about licensing, read reviews from other patients, work experience and the skills of a qualified doctor. Don't skimp on health and looks.
  2. Mutual understanding with the doctor. During the consultation, you should discuss your wishes with the doctor. During the consultation, the doctor takes into account the individual characteristics of the patient's appearance and nose.
  3. restrictions within. Don't count on a big and drastic transformation and change.
  4. Before deciding on rhinoplasty, you need to consider that an experienced surgeon can make a mistake during the operation.
  5. You also need to pay attention to the amount of the transaction. After all, according to statistics, rhinoplasty is more expensive than other types. So don't skimp on beauty. Greed can lead to worse consequences.


There are contraindications that make rhinoplasty impossible. These include:

  1. Inflammatory processes in the nasal area, such as a runny nose, flu, obstruction of the septum.
  2. The operation is performed on people over 18 years old, with the exception of injuries. Because by the age of 18, cartilage and bone are completely separated and have density.
  3. Diseases of internal organs such as oncology, cirrhosis, meningitis and so on.
  4. Viral and infectious diseases of the nose such as sinusitis, bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, tonsillitis, bronchitis.
  5. All kinds of cancer.
  6. diabetes mellitus.
  7. blood diseases.
  8. Diseases of the liver and heart.
  9. Mental disorders and disorders.

Also among the contraindications are diseases such as:

  • thymic aplasia,
  • Leprosy,
  • Cholera,
  • HIV
  • AIDS,
  • Hepatitis,
  • circulatory disorders.

In addition, contraindications are autoimmune, allergic in nature. Also, patients may experience relative and transient diseases that require additional treatment.

These diseases include:

  • herpes,
  • cooks,
  • Sniffles,
  • hydrodine,
  • Acne,
  • folicuritis.

Other contraindications are age restrictions. According to doctors, people over the age of 50 should not have rhinoplasty, because at this age the elasticity in the nasal cavity decreases.

Entrusting your appearance to an experienced surgeon reduces the risk of facial deterioration to zero.