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What Rhinoplasty Procedure Should you Undergo?

A lot of people want to undergo plastic surgery performed on the nose, also called Rhinoplasty, for several reasons. Some people want to reduce the size of their nose, others want to have a bigger nose, and still others want to have repairs done to their noses which have suffered damage. In general, you can undergo four types of rhinoplasty procedures, reduction, augmentation, ethnic, and post-traumatic rhinoplasties.

A patient needs to know what kind of procedure he will take. Most people have a slight idea of what it would take. If you want help in your decision making, you should understand what each type involves. The following discussion briefly describes what to expect from the different types of Rhinoplasty procedures.

People with big noses undergo Rhinoplasty to have their noses reduced in size. There are different ways that reduction can be done and this can be through reduction of the length of the bridge, reducing the size of the tip or reducing the width of the bridge. The most common of these addresses bumps on the bridge or decreasing the width of the nasal bridge. Before undergoing procedures, you need to meet with the rhinoplasy surgeon to discuss your case. He will then give you the best plan to achieve your wishes.

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Some people want to have bigger noses and choose to undergo rhinoplasty. Nose augmentation can be done by widening the nose bridge or increasing the tip projection. If the nose is congenitally underdeveloped or when an injury has caused its underdevelopment, then augmentation is also required. To build up the nasal structure, nose cartilage can be used to build it up or the cartilage can be grafted in the nose.

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Ethnic rhinoplasty is that performed by specific population groups to revise their natural nose profile. There are some far eastern and afro-Cuban ethnic groups who want to alter the common genetic traits shared by their poplations. With a surgeon’s skill and precision, it is possible to achieve a perfect, natural looking facial symmetry. Ethnic rhinoplasty can only be performed by surgeons who have a specialization in ethnic rhinoplasty.

Nose injuries are very common where the bones are broken and the cartilage is damaged which results in a change in a person’s appearance. For this post-traumatic injury, the best way to repair the damage caused by the injury is by undergoing Rhinoplasty procedures. Some of the post-traumatic injuries can be repaired without the use of surgery. They simply need a non-surgical procedure to correct the damage. In cases where non-surgical procedures are not able to quickly set the nose, then the patient has to undergo surgery in order for the damage to be repaired. This especially if there is bleeding caused by the trauma which can clot and kill the cartilage. If the cartilage is damaged, the nose will be deformed but it can still be repaired through surgery.