If the nasal tip is wide, surgeon may choose to remove part of the alar cartilage from the nose tip.
Depending on different nose structures, as well as the extent of required operation, sutures can be applied to blend or pull the alar cartilage inside to make a narrower lip, as well as adjust its position.
In addition, the surgeon can choose removal of a dorsal hump by carving away parts of the bone and cartilage. When this happens, nose bones can be divided in what is called an osteotomy – it creates a narrower base of the nose, also helping to close an open nose roof as the physician smoothes the ridges and replaces the nose bones, squeezing them together in the center.
Cartilage grafts can be used to smooth the dorsal ridge, as well as support or adjust the nasal tip. The incisions will likely be closed with dissolvable sutures. Nasal airway splints are probably going to be placed inside the nostrils to make support for the nose during healing.
Bandages are applied to the outer part of the nose. Some pain, bruising and swelling are to be expected. Physicians will likely offer pain medications during the healing process. Some minor swelling may hold for several months.
While most of us are quite content with the way we look and how we appear physically, you would be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of people that wouldn’t jump at the chance to change the way their nose looks.
One of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, rhinoplasty procedures are performed by the millions every single year, all in an effort to overhaul one of the most targeted spots on our faces for cosmetic or plastic surgery. For whatever reason, noses are specifically targeted to be changed (made bigger, made smaller, or even reshaped completely) and a rhinoplasty has the ability to totally overhaul the way your face looks.