What is Augmentation Rhinoplasty?

2023-12-04

Do you feel like your nose doesn’t quite balance or mesh with the rest of your facial features? Augmentation rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one way to alter the shape and size of your nose. It is a common plastic surgery procedure to give you more confidence in your appearance — without making it look too different from what you’ve been used to. Learn all about this popular procedure below!

What is augmentation rhinoplasty all about?

Augmentation rhinoplasty is a type of nasal surgery that modifies the shape and size of your nose by adding extra volume to it. The procedure is most commonly used to correct an abnormally flat or “sunken” area on the nasal dorsum (bridge) or nasal tip, which can make you appear as having a “bump” on the nose. It can also be used to give symmetry between the two sides of your nose. With augmentation rhinoplasty, you can also control how high or low your bridge may sit.

What are the benefits of augmentation rhinoplasty?

The main benefits are primarily aesthetic in nature, but this type of surgery can help improve breathing problems related to a deviated septum in some cases too. Augmentation rhinoplasty can give you a more balanced, symmetrical face and restore balance with the other facial features. It can also be used to correct a crooked or asymmetrical nose, reduce the size of an overly large nose, fill in bumps or depressions on the bridge of the nose, or simply give the nose more definition.

How is an augmentation rhinoplasty procedure performed?

During an augmentation rhinoplasty procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions of the inside of the nostril and the skin covering the nasal columella to access the nasal bones and cartilage. Depending on what needs to be done, they may use soft silicone for bridge augmentation and septum or ear cartilage grafts to increase the size and shape of the area. In some cases, rib cartilages are also used for additional volume. Once the desired shape is achieved, the incisions are then closed up.

What kind of results can you expect from an augmentation rhinoplasty?

Augmentation rhinoplasty typically yields results that are both natural-looking and long-lasting. A subtle transformation may be noticeable within 2-3 weeks following the procedure, but the full impact can take up to 6 months to materialize. The modifications focus on achieving a more balanced and refined appearance, particularly addressing the nasal bridge and tip.

These enhancements contribute to an overall harmonious facial aesthetic, creating a pleasing balance between the nose and other facial features. The changes are designed to be enduring, allowing patients to enjoy their revitalized appearance for a substantial period.

Who is a good candidate for augmentation rhinoplasty surgery?

Augmentation rhinoplasty is a great option for anyone who wants to improve the shape and size of their nose. Since this type of surgery works by adding structural support with either implants or cartilage grafts, it is ideal for patients who do not have enough existing natural structure in their noses to create desired results through other types of rhinoplasty. Augmentation rhinoplasty is also often used to rebuild noses that have been disfigured due to trauma or cancerous lesions.

Lastly, it can be used as a way to restore or enhance the aesthetics of a nose that has been previously operated on. Ultimately, anyone who is looking for an effective way to improve the look and feel of their nose may make a good candidate for augmentation rhinoplasty surgery.

In order to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this type of surgery, it is important that you meet with your doctor and discuss your desired results as well as any medical history which may affect the procedure. Your doctor will also be able to provide more information about what types of implants or grafts they recommend in order to achieve your desired outcome. With an experienced surgeon and realistic expectations, augmentation rhinoplasty can be a great way to sculpt your ideal nose!

Are there any other procedures that can be combined with augmentation rhinoplasty for better results overall?

Yes, there are other procedures that can be combined with augmentation rhinoplasty to achieve better overall results. For example, patients may choose to combine the procedure with a tip plasty or a septoplasty. A tip plasty is an operation which focuses on reshaping the nose’s lower portion, while a septoplasty is intended to improve any obstructions in the nasal passages. Both of these procedures can help enhance the final results of augmentation rhinoplasty and create a more natural-looking appearance.

Additionally, combining multiple operations can also reduce downtime after surgery as it allows all procedures to be completed at once rather than having multiple surgeries spaced out over time. Ultimately, this combination approach can result in improved aesthetic results and a more efficient recovery.

Closing thoughts

If you feel like your nose isn’t quite right or if you want to improve its shape, size or symmetry, then augmentation rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you. A skilled surgeon can improve your appearance and confidence while also making sure that your nose looks natural and fits in harmoniously with the rest of your face. With a successful rhinoplasty, you can take control of your facial features and shape them to fit your unique vision of beauty. So, if you’re ready for a nose that makes you feel confident and beautiful, schedule your consultation with Banobagi Plastic Surgery today!

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