A rhinoplasty will really vary from person-to-person. It really depends on what specifically you don't like about your nose. Some people come in and they have a hump on their nose that they don't like. Some people feel like their nose appears too wide. Some people feel that the tip of their nose is just a little round or bulbous, or the tip hangs down or droops.

So you need to have a really careful discussion with your surgeon about what specifically you don't like about your nose and we will tailor our operation in order to correct those specific things. If you don't like the bump on your nose then we remove the bump. That can be done though filing the bone down. If it's a very severe bump then sometimes we have to essentially remove the bump with a very small surgical chisel, which is all done from the inside of the nose. In order to improve the appearance of your tip, we can refine the cartilage in your nose in order to give a more refined nasal tip that doesn't look as around or as bulbous.

If the nose is too wide, we can narrow the nose through very careful breaks in the bone. If the nasal tip is drooping and we need to add support, then we can use a series of internal stitches and sometimes cartilage graphs in order to add support to the nose.

Depending on exactly what you need done, the incisions can be limited to just the inside of the nose. Sometimes the incision involves a small incision under here, in the columella, which is a very well hidden incision and that's why you hear terms about either an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty. That refers specifically to the types of incisions your surgeon needs to make in order to expose the areas he needs to see in order to fix it. So a rhinoplasty is a totally customized procedure, targeted to correct the specific complaints you have about your particular nose.

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery

Doctor Matthew Schulman discusses the various techniques used for Rhinoplasty surgery and how important it is to talk to your surgeon.