Nose Job Surgery
Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job” as it is more colloquially known, is a cosmetic surgical procedure involving the reshaping and reconstruction of the outer part of the nose.
For the remodeling and rebuilding of the internal wall that separates the two nasal passages (known as the septum), the relevant cosmetic procedure is known as septorhinoplasty.
The two terms are often used synonymously as changing the external appearance of the nose almost invariably involves modifying the nasal septum as well.
Both rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty procedures are performed for reconstructive and aesthetic purposes.
Why Rhinoplasty is Done
- Following trauma to the nose, corrections may need to be made to its appearance along with improvements of airflow through the nasal passages.
- Genetics, or displeasure with the nose’s natural appearance (including birth defects).
- Corrective to fix a prior poorly executed procedure.
Nose Job Consultation at Clinic 360
As with any cosmetic procedure, you should have your nose job surgery done at a reputable, recognized plastic surgery institute such as Clinic 360 in Toronto. If you are considering the procedure, be sure to book a consultation with one of our surgeons in order to explain what your main difficulties are (aesthetic or functional), elaborate on your expectations for the rhinoplasty, and inform your doctor of any relevant allergies, past procedures, and your overall medical history. It is important to be thoroughly honest in the disclosure of your medical information as it can help prevent risks of complications both during and after your surgery. Your physician at Clinic 360 will thoroughly examine your nasal structure in order to let you know if your rhinoplasty expectations are realistic and you can both then decide which technique is necessary to achieve your desired ends.
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Either local anaesthetic – in conjunction with intravenous sedative – or general anaesthetic may be used during your rhinoplasty procedure. Whichever is chosen will not affect the ultimate results though it may affect the patient’s overall experience. As such, it is a decision made between the patient and the surgeon based on preference, the planned procedure, and where the surgery is being performed. General anaesthetic (i.e., being made entirely unconscious or “put to sleep”) is typically only used if the patient is healthy and has no allergies to anaesthesia.
Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty
This, however, unfortunately means that visibility is more limited for the performing surgeon and necessitates heavy stretching of the nasal skin, increasing the risks of nasal cartilage distortion.
This relative lack of access requires greater skill on the part of your physician.
Risks & Complications
- Complications from anaesthetic
- Undesirable cosmetic results such as:
- Skin contracture
- Warped cartilage
- Asymmetry of nostrils
As with any cosmetic procedure, nose job complications can be avoided by being completely honest with your surgeon at Clinic 360 during your complimentary consultation. At this time, they will go over all risks in further detail with you as well. You should also carefully follow your doctor’s instructions, both prior to and after your rhinoplasty surgery, as this will help reduce your chance of complications.