Primary rhinoplasty (“nose job”) refers to procedures on noses that have not had any prior surgeries or trauma. This procedure typically aims to resize, reshape or reposition the tip, profile or nostrils. Common problems corrected by a primary rhinoplasty include removing small humps, reshaping a bulbous tip, changing the angle between the nose and mouth and changing the shape of the nostrils. A primary rhinoplasty is a common procedure that can be easily performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Functional rhinoplasty is performed for health purposes to relieve a nasal obstruction. This obstruction is often caused by a deviated septum and may result in breathing problems. Through a simple corrective procedure, these problems can be relieved and a more balanced appearance can also be achieved.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty is performed to repair deformities caused by injury, birth defects or aging. It can also be used to remove external skin tumors or internal nasal tumors. These procedures require extra precision and should only be performed by an experienced surgeon. Aesthetic reshaping is an additional benefit of reconstructive rhinoplasty.