Nose Job: Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty

Patients who have issues with their nose, particularly with how their nasal features look, may opt to undergo a nose job to correct these issues. There are generally two types of nose surgery procedures: rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. To determine which surgery for your nose is the most appropriate, it’s best to first learn more about how each technique differs.

Understanding nose job types

Surgical Nose Job

Whenever rhinoplasty is mentioned, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the traditional type, which is surgical rhinoplasty. This type of nose surgery is ideal for patients who wish to see a dramatic or more noticeable improvement on the appearance of their nose. The most common nasal features of concern are the following:

  • Large or uneven-shaped nostrils
  • Drooping or bulbous nose tip
  • Bumps on the nasal bridge (or a humped nasal bridge)
  • Elongated nose
  • Crooked nose

For a traditional nose surgery, the surgeon may choose between two techniques: open and closed rhinoplasty. Basically, the difference between the two is where incisions are made. With a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nose thus making the scars invisible. On the other hand, an open rhinoplasty involves making incisions outside the nose, specifically, on the tissue that divides the nostrils. Patients undergoing an open rhinoplasty need not worry about visible scarring because it will hardly be noticeable.

Revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is the second type of nose surgery procedure. For this one, the patient’s goal is to correct a previously performed surgical nose job. Usually, a patient requests for revision rhinoplasty because the first one didn’t give them satisfactory results. Sometimes, however, damage to the nose occurred during the healing process, which can only be corrected by a second surgical rhinoplasty. Whatever the reason for opting for a second surgery for your nose, it is strongly advised that you seek treatment from another facial plastic surgeon.

Which type of nose job is ideal for you? Please feel free to call Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam E. Singleton, MD to learn more about surgery for your nose. You may also click here to schedule an appointment.