Rhinoplasty Types and Techniques

Rhinoplasty Types and Techniques

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Rhinoplasty ranked second in terms of frequency among all cosmetic procedures in 2009, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The technique is made more difficult by the fact that nose surgery can take a variety of distinct forms. As a rhinoplasty specialist in Seattle, I think the surgeon needs to be knowledgeable about the various rhinoplasty techniques in order to provide each patient with the best possible outcomes.

Closed vs. Open Technique

The positioning of the rhinoplasty incisions is determined by the closed and open procedures. The incisions are made on the inside of the nose during a closed rhinoplasty. An additional incision is made in the columella between the nostrils when doing an open rhinoplasty, in addition to the incisions made within the nose. Although there are no visible scars after a closed rhinoplasty, it does not offer the same level of access as an open operation. Although open rhinoplasty necessitates an incision across the columella, the resulting scar is well disguised and, within a few weeks to months, practically disappears. Whether Seattle plastic surgeons use a closed or open procedure for nose surgery will depend on what the patient wants from the surgery.

Nose jobs of various ethnicities

Since there is no such thing as a “perfect” nose, it is important for a rhinoplasty surgeon trying to restore facial balance and harmony through nose surgery to take into account the different cultural ideas of beauty.

African American

An African American nose often has a wide tip and a low nasal bridge. An African American patient would typically request a nose augmentation to properly balance the face.


The hump at the bridge of the nose is something that most patients with Mediterranean nasal traits often want to minimize. In many situations, I would tell someone to keep a small hump to keep their ethnic identity while still looking better.


Asian patients frequently want to address a low bridge. Patients can get a look that is both natural and lovely by enhancing the tip projection and bridge.

Wide bridges and underprojected tips are two characteristics of Hispanic noses. Many Hispanic rhinoplasty patients have the same surgical objectives as their Asian counterparts. Maintaining the patient’s ethnic heritage is crucial when performing any ethnic rhinoplasty. Because their ancestry contributes to their overall beauty and makes them unique, it is frequently important to avoid making significant changes to the nose’s appearance.

Updated rhinoplasty

Patients who have had nose surgery occasionally dislike how they now look. Revision rhinoplasty can help make the nasal appearance better so that a person achieves their initial goal, whether this is because their cosmetic surgeon in Seattle gave them a “nose job” that does not look natural, because they are experiencing breathing issues, or for other reasons.

Due to the alterations that have already been made to the normal architecture of the nose, revision rhinoplasties are often far more complicated than the initial nose surgery. The functionality of the nose may have been affected, and scar tissue may be present, making the repair process more challenging. Implants or grafts might be used to rebuild the nose depending on the patient’s requirements. Although filler treatments must be repeated over time to maintain the appearance, injectable fillers are sometimes used to treat minor nose flaws.There are many different reasons why corrective nose surgery may be required, so the procedure will depend on each individual.

Finding a surgeon who is good at nose surgery and has done hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries is one of the most important things to do to make sure the results look good, no matter what techniques are used.

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    Joseph Shvidler MD

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