What is the difference between a nose job and rhinoplasty

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24 August. 2022
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What is the difference between nose surgery and rhinoplasty? This is a question that many people ask when they encounter a person who has had their nose operated on, but you should know that not all nose operations involve cosmetic surgery and it may be necessary in some cases for treatment.

Rhinoplasty is actually the same nose surgery that is done for the purpose of beauty. This surgery can be done as open or closed surgery. The final result of this type of operation is to achieve a flawless nose that has the desired shape and size and fits the other parts of the face.

Nowadays, many people want to do nose surgery or rhinoplasty, and for this purpose, they are looking for the best nose surgeon in Iran so that they can achieve a favorable result.

In this article, we are going to explain the rhinoplasty operation, the rhinoplasty operation technique, as well as the complications and risks of this operation.

The difference between rhinoplasty and nose surgery

The difference between rhinoplasty and nose surgery is that rhinoplasty is used to eliminate the following:

  1. It is used to eliminate the hump of the nose or in other words the depression in the nose
  2. Creating height at the tip of people's noses. Some people like to have a higher tip of the nose, which causes changes in their face and its beauty.
  3. Shrinking the nostrils, which makes the nostrils look smaller.
  4. Changing the angle between nose and lips.
  5. Reducing the width of the nose.

But these things are not done in nose surgery, and the things that are dealt with in nose surgery can include the following:

  1.  The act of breaking the nose, which may occur as a result of a blow or accident and any other incident.
  2. Operating the deviation of the nose, which may have happened in any person by inheritance or as a result of an accident.
  3. Shrinking the nostrils
  4. Removing nasal polyps

Rhinoplasty technique

As we mentioned above, rhinoplasty surgery can be performed both as open nose surgery and as closed nose surgery. In the open rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeon removes a part of the skin of the nose by making incisions in the upper part of the nose and applies the changes with a direct view of the internal components. After making the necessary changes, the skin is returned to its original place and sutured.

But in closed rhinoplasty, the doctor does not make any external cuts on the nose and all these changes are applied from inside the nostrils. Since in this method the doctor does not have a direct view of the internal components of the nose, he cannot make extensive changes on it. Also, respiratory or structural problems of the nose should be done with the help of open nose surgery.

The advantage of closed nose surgery compared to its open type is less swelling and bruising after nose surgery. Because all the changes and even cuts are done from inside the nostrils and extensive changes cannot be made on it, the possibility of bruising is much less.

How to perform rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose cosmetic surgery, like other cosmetic surgeries, can be performed with both general anesthesia and local anesthesia, the choice of which type depends on the patient's condition and the doctor's opinion. After the doctor prepares the patient for nose surgery according to the type of surgery that can be open or closed, he must make the necessary incisions and then make changes on the structure of the nose.

Depending on the patient's needs, this operation can be performed along with surgical treatment, in such a way that during the operation, the surgeon also fixes and improves the respiratory and structural problems of the patient's nose. Finally, after the surgery, the incisions are sutured and the nose is plastered with the help of a splint to remain completely stable.

After the rhinoplasty operation, the patient is transferred to the recovery room and can be discharged after complete recovery. In fact, this type of operation does not require the patient to be admitted to the hospital, unless it is done under special circumstances and with the doctor's opinion.

What are the goals of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can solve or improve appearance problems such as the following, as a result, patients can perform rhinoplasty with the following goals:

  • The nose is too big or too small
  • Fixing and removing the hump of the nose, which is usually seen in bony noses
  • A low angle between the nose and the upper lip, is known as the drooping of the tip of the nose
  • The wideness of the nose in fleshy noses
  • Fixing the size of the nostrils
  • Reducing the long distance from the tip of the nose to the face
  • Making the nose symmetrical if it is not
  • Obtaining a beautiful appearance that fits the other parts of the face

If the surgery is performed by a good doctor and with the best methods and techniques in the world, it can definitely achieve an excellent result for you. In this procedure, if needed by the doctor, he strengthens the nose with a cartilage graft and prevents reversibility or even the possibility of performing nose reconstruction surgery.

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

Before performing such surgeries, patients have many questions in their minds about its risks, which should be answered if the applicant is fully and correctly examined and performs all the necessary tests in this regard, and during the surgery, a good doctor, a surgeon with experience and new techniques that have been trained can achieve an excellent and favorable result for the patient.

As a result, it can be said that rhinoplasty does not pose any risk to the patient, and you can go to a specialist doctor to perform such surgery with peace of mind.

What can be the complications of rhinoplasty surgery?

Complications of rhinoplasty usually occur rarely, but in rare cases, such problems may arise for the patient, and it is better to be fully aware of them:

Asymmetry in the nostrils

After surgery, because the nose is completely swollen and inflamed, the nostrils may be asymmetric for some time after the operation. This problem improves with the passage of time and the complete disappearance of inflammation and swelling of the nose, and this difference disappears.

Excessive narrowing of the nose

This problem can occur due to the lack of experience of the surgeon and removing too much bone and cartilage of the nose and lead to re-surgery of the nose. It is better to find a good doctor with high experience in this field to prevent this complication.

Complications of anesthesia

The patient may feel dizzy, nauseated and uncomfortable after the operation, which can be due to the injection of anesthetic drugs during surgery. This complication disappears with time and the patient recovers completely.

Types of nose in rhinoplasty surgery

The patient's nose can include fleshy or bony noses, each of which has its own characteristics. In fleshy nose surgery, the patient has a nose with thicker skin and weaker cartilage, so the surgery may be a bit difficult and time-consuming. Also, the recovery period after the operation is longer compared to the bony nose.

But in bony nose surgery, the nose usually has a thin skin and strong cartilage which is why all the delicacy of the nasal bone can be seen from under the skin and it requires the skill of the surgeon to perform such surgery. The recovery period of this type of nose is short, and after a short period of time, the patient can resume his daily activities.

So far, we have explained the types of noses before the operation, in the following we intend to introduce you to the types of nose models after the operation.

After the nose operation, it can be transformed into a natural, fantasy, and semi-fantasy nose, each of these surgeries has specific features and characteristics that can be used to understand the nose model.

In normal rhinoplasty, the appearance of the nose does not change much, and the surgeon only tries to correct the flaws and defects of the nose. Also, the hump of the nose is removed in this surgical model. But in fancy nose surgery, in addition to fixing nose defects, an arch is created on the bridge of the nose and the tip of the nose is slightly raised. Semi-fantasy nose surgery is also a combination of these two surgeries.

Procedures before rhinoplasty

Before the rhinoplasty operation, you must observe a number of things, some of which we have explained to you here:

  • The first and most important thing is to visit a good doctor with experience in this field so that he can achieve an excellent result for you.
  • During the consultation with your doctor, be sure to talk about your medical history or the specific medications you are taking.
  • It is better to consult a doctor about the type of nose you want and achieve an ideal result of the shape and model of the nose.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for at least two weeks before surgery because it can cause blood vessel dysfunction.
  • Do the necessary tests and photos before the operation and take the result with you during the surgery.
  • Also, avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin for two weeks before the operation.
  • On the day of surgery, go to the hospital or clinic with a companion so that he can accompany and help you if needed.

Care after rhinoplasty

Just as pre-operative measures are of great importance, compliance with post-rhinoplasty care is also very important and can affect the surgeon's results. Some of these are as follows:

  • Rest for at least one week after the rhinoplasty operation and during this time avoid doing sports and heavy activities.
  • After a week, visit your doctor to remove the stitches and remove the nasal splint.
  • During the recovery period, avoid eating foods that are dry and require a lot of chewing and try to use more liquids and watery foods.
  • The presence of inflammation and bruising after the operation is completely normal, but you can use an ice compress to heal it faster.
  • Be careful not to damage or hit your nose.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The price of rhinoplasty surgery, like other cosmetic surgeries, depends on various factors, based on which this price can increase or decrease. To know the exact cost of rhinoplasty, the patient should visit a specialist doctor in person so that the surgeon can announce the final price after performing the necessary examinations and the patient's conditions and the type of operation.

Important points to check the difference between rhinoplasty and nose job

If we want to fully familiarize you with the difference between rhinoplasty and nose surgery and talk about it, it should be said that in general, rhinoplasty is used for cases where a person intends to eliminate the hump of the nose or the depression of the nose. This operation can also be used to create height at the tip of the nose. Among the other benefits of rhinoplasty, we can mention the reduction of the nose, changing the angle between the nose and lips, reducing the width of the nose, etc.

On the other hand, in order to examine the difference between rhinoplasty and a nose job, it should be said that in the nose job method, people use this technique to improve the condition of the nose after an injury or accident.

Also, nose surgery is for people who have a deviation on their nose for various reasons and can improve it through this method. Other benefits of nose surgery include shrinking the nostrils and removing polyps. All these cases are the main advantages of performing nose surgery, which include the differences between these two methods.

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, which is better?

After examining the difference between rhinoplasty and a nose job, you may be asked which method is better to go for in order to improve the condition of the nose and perform cosmetic surgery on it.

In order to answer this very important question, it should be said that, as we mentioned, the difference between rhinoplasty and nose surgery is very large, and for this reason, we suggest that you go to a specialist doctor in order to choose the right method to improve the condition of your nose. Ask your doctor to suggest a suitable method according to your nasal conditions.

Seeking help from expert doctors gives you the possibility to go for the right technique and use it to beautify your face with full knowledge of the difference between rhinoplasty and nose surgery.

You can professionally make a video call with our surgeon in Madirumko and receive accurate and correct advice about your nose surgery. For more information about rhinoplasty in Iran, refer to its page or contact our experts at Madireku.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Rhinoplasty can be done from the age of 14, but it is better to wait until puberty.

  • Rhinoplasty is actually the same nose surgery that is done for the purpose of beauty.

  • In the early days, avoid chewy and hard foods, it is better to use watery and loose foods.

  • Rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia and you will not feel any pain. After the surgery, you may have some pain that can be controlled with painkillers.

  • Rhinoplasty has a series of complications that can be minimized by choosing the best surgeon and following pre- and post-operative care.


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