Types of Rhinoplasty

Types of rhinoplasty

Do you know that in Dubai, the satisfaction rate for Rhinoplasty is over 80%? Additionally, it has been noted that individuals tend to feel more motivated following this procedure.


Rhinoplasty is a versatile surgical procedure used to improve the aesthetic and functionality of the nose. 

Aesthetic improvements can be made by reducing or resizing the nose, straightening a crooked nose, and restructuring the nose tip. Whereas functional improvements include improved nasal airflow, relief of breathing problems (septoplasty), and nose repair after damage (reconstructive rhinoplasty) for improved nasal function and appearance.

Depending on the individual’s anatomy of the nose, the best suitable type of rhinoplasty is suggested to you. Here are a few types of rhinoplasties


Types of Rhinoplasty Surgery


Open Rhinoplasty:


During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small Z-shaped incision beneath your nose between the nostrils. This incision allows the surgeon to lift the skin of the nose and see the underlying nasal structures more clearly. 

This approach is ideal for complex cases requiring significant modifications, as it gives the surgeon a better view of the nasal structure. Open rhinoplasty is often preferred for cases where major reconstruction is necessary, as it allows the surgeon to perform more precise modifications with greater control over the outcome. However, open rhinoplasty does leave a small visible scar, although, with proper care, the scar fades away soon.


Closed Rhinoplasty:


In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon creates incisions inside of your nose without affecting the skin. This type of rhinoplasty is preferred for cases where the changes needed are minimal, such as smoothing a small bump or reducing the size of the nostrils. It is also preferred who do not want a visible scar on the outside of their nose. Closed rhinoplasty causes less swelling than open rhinoplasty and has a shorter recovery time. 


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Revision Rhinoplasty:


Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary rhinoplasty performed to correct problems that arose after the primary rhinoplasty or to address issues that were not corrected by the initial surgery. This type of rhinoplasty is more complex. 

Revision rhinoplasty aims to improve the functionality and appearance of the nose while addressing any issues that were not corrected during the primary surgery. The procedure is often performed using the open approach to give the surgeon better visibility and control over the modification.


Preservation Rhinoplasty


Preservation rhinoplasty is a unique approach to nose correction that aims to preserve the soft tissues while altering the shape of the nose. This technique suits those requiring significant and subtle alterations to their nose. The preservation approach seeks to maintain the natural dorsum or the nasal bridge, preserving the patient’s natural appearance.

During the procedure, the surgeon uses unique suture techniques to maintain the natural alar cartilage. This approach preserves the patient’s natural look and prevents an overly operated appearance. Moreover, the surgeon elevates the soft tissue envelope in the subperiosteal plane, minimizing soft tissue trauma. This technique results in less post-operative swelling and quicker recovery time. The preservation rhinoplasty approach is gaining popularity among patients.


Tip plasty or bulbous nose rhinoplasty


During tip plasty surgery, special attention is given to reshaping the tip of your nose(making a bulbous nose into a conical nose). The procedure is minimally invasive and doesn’t interfere with the nasal bone. This type of rhinoplasty is ideal for individuals who are looking for subtle and minimally noticeable changes to the appearance of their noses. This procedure can be performed using either open or closed rhinoplasty techniques. The recovery time for tip plasty is shorter than traditional rhinoplasty, as the procedure is less invasive.



Septoplasty rhinoplasty is performed to correct a deviated or crooked nasal septum, which is the cartilage and bone structure that divides the two nostrils. A deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties, snoring, recurring sinus infections, and other problems. During the procedure, small incisions are made inside the nose, and the septum is repaired or repositioned to improve airflow and alleviate symptoms. 


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Reconstructive Rhinoplasty


Reconstructive rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct the function of the nose after trauma, injury, or birth defects. When it comes to bone breakage, reconstructive rhinoplasty can help by restoring the alignment and shape of the nasal bones, which may have been fractured or displaced due to trauma or injury.

The incisions are made from inside the nostrils or outside of the nose to access the nasal bones. They may then realign and reshape the bones using special instruments or use bone grafts or implants to rebuild and support the nasal structure.




Septorhinoplasty involves a combination of septoplasty and rhinoplasty. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is repositioned in the middle of your nose. This procedure is alternatively known as deviated septum rhinoplasty. The main goal of this type of rhinoplasty is to improve the breathing functionality of the nose, such as improving breathing. It can also address cosmetic issues at the same time. This type of rhinoplasty is typically performed using the open approach, which provides the surgeon with better nose visibility.

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