• Posted by: Dr. Milan Doshi
  • Category: Cosmetic Surgery
Top 5 Condition treated with Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty surgery ( Nose Job) if you have ever heard the term or simply a nose job is a type of cosmetic surgery related to the nose. Many people think that rhinoplasty surgery is just about modifying the outer looks of the nose but this is not true, it also remedies some functional abnormalities that can arise out of either injury to the nose or if it’s naturally present from birth. Here in this article, we will discuss 5 problems that can be treated with Rhinoplasty surgery ( Nose Job).


1. Deviated septum

The septum forms the cartilage or middle bone that runs between your nostrils. It should be present exactly in the middle so that both the nostrils are of the same dimensions. If for any reason such as a broken nose or external injury causes any one of the nostril to be of a different size than the other then problems such as breathing difficulties, snoring or long-term congestion can arise. In the case of athletes and those who do strenuous exercise optimum airflow is required so that oxygen can reach the lungs and performance is delivered, in this case, also rhinoplasty surgery can correct the altered septum and thus improve the performance along with treating problems such as snoring and breathing difficulties.


2. Fractured nose

A fractured nose is one of the most common sought reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty. A fractured nose can happen due to injuries such as after an accident or physical brawl/fights which leaves the bone of the cartilage either damaged or fractured and can also lead to bleeding and lot of pain along with disfigurement. It can also lead to breathing problems, swelling etc. With the help of rhinoplasty surgery, your cosmetic surgeon can fix your fractured nose by reframing the structure of the cartilage thus giving you a new look and raising your self-confidence.


3. Congenital abnormalities

Sometimes congenital abnormalities of the nose can be a problem for you as you may always feel anxious and weird walking out in public places. Such abnormalities are classified into 4 types such as type 1 which includes paucity, atrophy, or less development of skin etc. Type 2 includes duplications in form of unwanted tissue. Type 3 includes clefts according to Tessier classification of craniofacial clefts. Type 4 includes cancer or vascular abnormalities. These abnormalities can be corrected using reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery.


4. Nose shape

The nose shape of a person is formed by a combination of three parts of the bone namely the upper part, the middle part, and the tip of the nose. Problems can arise in any of these three parts for example too thin nose which can be treated with rhinoplasty surgery by widening it or correcting the bone abnormalities. In the case of the middle nose which forms the septum, the mismatched size of nostrils can be corrected while finally problems arising at the tip of the nose such as reducing an excessively projected tip or enhancing an indented tip or making an uneven tip more even etc. can be corrected by using rhinoplasty surgery. The shape of the nose can be modified such as if you have a short nose, long nose, small nose or big nose, thin nose or wide nose can be modified according to your required size and shape


5. Revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty refers to improvement in the prior rhinoplasty surgery which the patient seeks because he or she is not happy with the results of the prior surgery. Reasons include collapsed valves due to collapse of tip cartilage or deviation in the nasal septum or improper placement of upper lateral cartilage. In this case spreader grafts can be utilized in order to widen this restricted area so that breathing problem can be rectified.