A rhinoplasty procedure, which is more commonly known as a “nose job,” can make many of us more confident and comfortable. The nose is one of our most prominent facial features and has a huge impact on facial balance and the harmony. Because of this, any defects are easily noticed. For those who are dissatisfied with their nose’s appearance, a rhinoplasty procedure is an option.
Rhinoplasty is a versatile and complex procedure that can make significant changes to nasal aesthetics and also improve nasal function in people who have breathing problems. The changes can be made by adding or removing bone or cartilage, grafting tissue from another part of the body, or implanting synthetic material to alter the shape of the nose.
During the procedure, the nasal cartilage and bones are modified or tissue is added. Rhinoplasty is also performed to repair nasal fractures and other structural problems. In these cases, the goal is to restore pre-injury appearance or to create a normal appearance.
Rhinoplasty should not be performed until the pubertal growth spurt is complete, between ages 14 and 15 for girls and slightly older for boys. Teenage rhinoplasty patients are typically between the ages of 15 and 19.