surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems. During surgery the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The nature of the sculpting will depend on your problem. Finally, the skin is redraped over the new framework & it is the adherence to this framework as well as shrinking of the skin that gives the end result.When rhinoplasty is performed from inside the nose, closed, there is no visible scarring at all. When an “open” technique is used and incision is placed on the strip of skin between the nostrils. When the procedure calls for the narrowing of flared nostrils, incisions are placed in the creases between the nose & lip or cheek.
When properly performed this does not hamper breathing.
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and patient preference.