The 3 Primary Components of Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery

Asian girl with perfect face shape, hand touching nose.Primary rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that us used to alter or reshape your nose. Improving the appearance of the nose is also commonly known as nasal surgery or a nose job. Most people want to undergo rhinoplasty because they have always been dissatisfied with the nose they were born with – or – they are tired of people teasing them about the appearance of their natural nose.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Integral Basics

Rhinoplasty is conducted either under local or general anesthesia depending on the procedure recommended by your doctor. A numbing agent is applied to the surgical area and an oral sedative may be given to help you relax.

The bone and cartilage structuring the nose are sculpted to alter your desired outcome following these integral components:

  • Lifting of the nose skin from the bone and cartilage . An incision is made on the inside of the nostrils across the ridge between the nostrils. The surgeon then lifts the skin from the bone and cartilage.
  • Bone and cartilage are sculpted. This is the phase when nasal bone is removed or fractured and reset to achieve the desired shape of the nose. Cartilage is also trimmed if necessary or tissue grafts are used to reshape the nose for the desired outcome. In addition to changing the shape and size of the nostrils, the tip can be narrowed or raised changing the slope of the nose.
  • Skin is re-draped over the reshaped bone structure. This is the finishing step of rhinoplasty. The skin is tightly secured with tape to keep the finished look in place. The positioning of the nose is secured by a protective metal splint applied to the outside of the nose. Nasal packs are inserted into the nostrils to support the healing process.

It’s Time to Boost Your Self-Confidence with Rhinoplasty

The defining characteristic of the nose has a great impact on how you look and feel about yourself because of its shape and size.

Don’t continue to be dissatisfied with your nose. Bolster your confidence and face the world with a new, refined nose. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation at UMass Memorial by calling 508-334-5990.

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