Rhinoplasty is small surgical cosmetic operation that intends to minimize the size of the nose, and treat any medical conditions such as (breathing problems – sinus problems) or any defects that the nose suffers from.
Rhinoplasty has a lot of techniques that varies depending on the case of the patient. The patient must be older than 18 years old to be a candidate for a Rhinoplasty operation, and his/her facial bones must be developed and complete.
There’re two main techniques used in the Rhinoplasty operation, one is the closed nose technique, the second is the open nose technique. In both, the doctors have to use general anesthesia.
In this technique, the doctor makes an internal incision between the upper and lower cartilage to hide the cracks inside the nose. This technique takes less time and faster recovery period.
In this technique, the doctor makes an external incision through a tube. This technique is used in the cases aberrations and obvious deformities.