Also known as a ‘nose job’, rhinoplasty is altering the shape of the nose with surgery and there are several ways the procedure can be carried out. There are a few variables the surgeon would take into account when deciding which procedure is best; the age of the patient, the type of alteration and their reason for wanting the treatment. Here are details about the various methods used in rhinoplasty surgery.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This involves the surgeon making incisions inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scarring, and this procedure is commonly used for minor alterations. When talking to the surgeon, he would explain which method he would use and give his reasons for this, and the procedure is straightforward.

Open Rhinoplasty

The procedure called open nose surgery (called เสริมจมูกแบบเปิด in Thai) involves making an incision along the columella, the narrow piece of skin between the nostrils, and this is the preferred method for major reshaping. If you would like to learn more about the procedure, search online for an established plastic surgery clinic and book an introductory consultation with the resident plastic surgeon.

Filler Rhinoplasty

Injectable fillers are used to smooth out contours, and such is the skill of the surgeon, amazing results can be achieved with very precise changes, and the process is really non-invasive and performed in a short time. Instead of removing a small bump, the surgeon would use filler to straighten the angle, and there is a range of dermal fillers that can be used in this way.

Secondary Rhinoplasty

This is a second procedure to correct an initial rhinoplasty operation, which sometimes needs to be carried out, and the procedure can be either open or closed. Complications can arise, and in rare cases, the surgeon has to carry out a second procedure to rectify an issue, but these occasions are indeed rare.

The initial meeting with the plastic surgeon is the time to ask any questions you might have, and using before and after images, the surgeon will identify your needs and make a recommendation based on that. The surgeon will also make you fully aware of the risks that are associated with all forms of surgery, as this is important.

It is essential that the patient understands the risks and indeed, the limitations of rhinoplasty, and if the surgeon is in agreement, he would schedule an operation date and you can begin to make preparations.