Rhinoplasty, also known colloquially as nose correction, is a surgical procedure in which the shape of the nose is changed. It can be used for aesthetic reasons or to improve nasal function, e.g. B. breathing.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty focuses on changing the nose’s appearance to fit more harmoniously into the facial profile. Functional rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty focuses on improving breathing, for example, by correcting a deviated nasal septum or enlarged nasal turbinates.
Rhinoplasty can be performed open (with a small incision in the bridge of the nose) or closed (with incisions inside the nose). The surgeon sculpts the bones and cartilage of the nose to achieve the desired shape. This may include removing bone or cartilage, adding implants, or reshaping the nasal structure through a nasal osteotomy.
A successful rhinoplasty can boost self-confidence and improve quality of life. During functional interventions, it can significantly improve nasal breathing and, thus, general health. Choosing an experienced surgeon and having realistic expectations are crucial for the success of a rhinoplasty. A detailed consultation before the operation helps to clarify individual goals and options.