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Why is rhinoplasty done?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure done to reshape the nose in order to

  • aesthetically improve the appearance
  • functionally correct a birth defect or
  • provide relief for medical problems.

How is rhinoplasty done?

  • Incisions are made either from within the nose ( closed rhinoplasty ) or between the nostrils ( open rhinoplasty )
  • The skin of the nose is then separated from the supporting framework of bone and cartilage and sculpted depending on the problem or technique.
  • Finally the skin is redraped over the new framework and a splint is applied to help the nose maintain its new shape. Splints may also be placed inside the septum to stabilize the septum.
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