- Rhinoplasty can be used to both make the nose smaller and larger,
depending on the patient’s desired outcome.
- Rhinoplasty can be performed to reduce the size of the nose by
removing excess bone or cartilage, or by reshaping the nose to create a
more refined appearance. This is known as reduction rhinoplasty.
- On the other hand, rhinoplasty can also be performed to increase the
size of the nose. This is known as augmentation rhinoplasty. This can be achieved by adding an implant made of materials such as silicone or cartilage, or by using a patient’s own tissue, such as cartilage taken from the ear.
- It is important for the patient to have realistic expectations and to discuss their desired outcome with their surgeon before the surgery. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s nasal anatomy and take into account the patient’s specific needs, and will create a surgical plan tailored to the patient’s desired outcome.