Medications and General Anaesthesia – These are administered for your comfort during your rhinoplasty procedure.
An Open Rhinoplasty will require a small incision across the central part of the base of the nose (columella). This type of incision allows the entire skin over the nasal cartilage to be lifted up. This allows your Plastic Surgeon to access the underlying cartilage and nasal bones, which can then be surgically adjusted or reshaped.
A Closed Rhinoplasty requires small incisions within the nostrils, therefore resulting in no visible scarring. The Surgeon then completes the procedure through a small hole made inside the nose. Because the nasal skin is not elevated or lifted, this typically means your Surgeon will have less ability to make precise changes. Hence, this type of nose surgery may not suit most patients.
Incisions – After the incisions are created, your Surgeon strategically reshapes the inner bones of your nose, reducing or rearranging nasal cartilage as required to provide you with a more aesthetically pleasing nose appearance OR improved function.
Adjustments – After your Plastic Surgeon adjusts the nose shape, size, tip, width or other aspects of your nasal structures, sutures are then used to close your incisions.
Your Recovery and Healing period begins after Surgery. Please be aware that you must be extremely patient as you recover from nose surgery. You are unlikely to see your surgery results for several months, due to the extended healing periods that are involved with facial surgery. It helps to know what to expect.