Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters your nasal shape and/or improves your breathing. Since noses come in different shapes and sizes, people seek rhinoplasty for different reasons. Some nasal shapes are more common in specific ethnic groups and some undesirable nasal shapes are the result of previous rhinoplasty surgery that may have been overdone or inexpertly performed. One such characteristic shape is the “saddle nose.”
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job”, is a procedure during which the appearance and/or function of your nose is/are modified by manipulating the nasal bones and cartilages. There are two main approaches that your plastic surgeon can use to gain access to your nasal structures: 1) the closed or 2) the open approach. The two techniques are more similar than they are different but patients frequently ask questions about when one technique is the most appropriate.