RHINOPLASTY 
 
There are many different types of Rhinoplasty, which have been outlined below. 
 
Tip plasty: 
 
In this operation the aim is to alter the shape of the tip of the nose only.  
No bony work or fracturing is undertaken. 
 
Open rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty: 
 
In this operation the shape of the whole nose is altered via an open approach  
(the incisions are placed along the inside of the nostril rims and across the base 
of the columella allowing full exposure of the bony cartilaginous framework of the nose).  
The bone and cartilaginous elements are reshaped using a variety of techniques and  
a new nose shape is created. 
 
SMR: 
 
This is a procedure whereby a portion of the nasal septum is removed in order to improve the nasal passages. This is a procedure that is undertaken when there is a nasal obstruction as a result of septal deviation and can be undertaken at the same time as an open septorhinoplasty. 
 
 
Secondary rhinoplasty: 
 
The secondary rhinoplasty is an operation in which patients who have previously undergone rhinoplasty surgery wish to have further alteration in the nose shape. This is a procedure that is frequently more difficult as a result of previous surgery and scarring that will inevitably have ensued. 
 
Augmentation rhinoplasty: 
 
This form of rhinoplasty is used when the nose is unduly small either as a result of a congenital anomaly, trauma, racial characteristics or substance abuse. The nose is reconstructed either using cartilage obtained from the septum, ear or in many cases from the rib. 
 
In most cases a plaster of Paris is applied to the nose and a Vaseline impregnated Jelonet pack is inserted into the nasal passages. 
 
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RHINOPLASTY 
 
 
There are many different types of Rhinoplasty, which have been outlined below. 
 
Tip plasty: 
 
In this operation the aim is to alter the shape of the tip of the nose only. No bony work or fracturing is undertaken. 
 
Open rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty: 
 
In this operation the shape of the whole nose is altered via an open approach (the incisions are placed along the inside of the nostril rims and across the base of the columella allowing full exposure of the bony cartilaginous framework of the nose). The bone and cartilaginous elements are reshaped using a variety of techniques and a new nose shape is created. 
 
SMR: 
 
This is a procedure whereby a portion of the nasal septum is removed in order to improve the nasal passages. This is a procedure that is undertaken when there is a nasal obstruction as a result of septal deviation and can be undertaken at the same time as an open septorhinoplasty. 
 
Secondary rhinoplasty: 
 
The secondary rhinoplasty is an operation in which patients who have previously undergone rhinoplasty surgery wish to have further alteration in the nose shape. This is a procedure that is frequently more difficult as a result of previous surgery and scarring that will inevitably have ensued. 
 
Augmentation rhinoplasty: 
 
This form of rhinoplasty is used when the nose is unduly small either as a result of a congenital anomaly, trauma, racial characteristics or substance abuse. The nose is reconstructed either using cartilage obtained from the septum, ear or in many cases from the rib. 
 
In most cases a plaster of Paris is applied to the nose and a Vaseline impregnated Jelonet pack is inserted into the nasal passages. 
 
Further Information