There are several rhinoplasty options available today, it is one of the most common forms of plastic surgery being practiced. Furthermore, several people have taken an interest in the way their nose looks and complements their face. Others who were born with nasal defects, as in congenital problems, or have deformed nasal features because of accidents, need the reconstructive solution offered by rhinoplasty.
It is important to note that there are several rhinoplasty procedures, and each is geared toward a particular need. The following gives a list of the classifications of rhinoplasty:
According to the part repaired: For people who are dissatisfied with the shape of their nasal tip and have no problems with the upper two thirds, tip rhinoplasty is the best option. Bridge nose jobs, as the term implies, is for reshaping and/or resizing the nasal bridge. Hump rhinoplasty is for restructuring the nasal part in between the tip of the nose and forehead. Nostril rhinoplasty is indicated in decreasing the span of the nostrils. Cartilage nose jobs are for restructuring and resizing any problems with the shape and size of the septum.
According to the purpose: Cosmetic rhinoplasty is indicated for people who want to repair their nose for the sake of beauty and to feel more confident. Therapeutic or medical nose jobs, in contrast, are geared in solving functional defects of the nose such as breathing problems.
According to the degree of invasiveness: The traditional nose jobs involve making of several incisions or cuts to the nasal tissue to correct the problem; however, nonsurgical nose jobs only require the use of injectable fillers. Also closed rhinoplasty involves small incisions on the inside of the nose so that there are no cuts visible outside. Open rhinoplasty is more invasive with cuts inside and outside of the nose, particularly in the column of skin between the nostrils.
It is important to consult a physician as to which type of rhinoplasty would suit your needs best.