Your nose is the most prominent feature of your face, so it can be the first thing that people notice about you. If your nose doesn’t look the way you think it should, it can make you feel unhappy and self-conscious. It doesn’t have to remain that way. Simple, quick and safe rhinoplasty procedures can give you the nose you’ve always wanted.
One of the most common things that people dislike about their nose is a nasal bump. This means that your nose is more elevated in the center than at the end, and it can be very noticeable. The good news is that a nasal bump can easily be removed through rhinoplasty (See Before and After Surgery-By-Dr-Becker Photos Just Below).
Here are the stages involved in taking down a nasal bump.
Reaching the nasal bump
A nasal bump is made up of cartilage and bone, so the first part of the procedure involves exposing the bump itself. Specialist scalpels, chisels and rasps will be used throughout the operation, ensuring that the procedure is quick and precise. A closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty is carried out, depending on other details. This allows access to the problematic bone and cartilage.
What Are Open And Closed Rhinoplasty
Your surgeon will be able to decide whether open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty is best for your nasal bump removal procedure. An open rhinoplasty is where a surgical scalpel is used to make a small cut at the bottom of the columella. This is the piece of tissue between the nostrils. The surgeon can then lift up the skin and expose the area to be operated on. A closed rhinoplasty involves surgery being done through the nostrils. This ensures that no visible scars will be left.
Working On The Bone
A sharp scalpel is then used to incise the cartilage and provide greater access to the bone. The rhinoplasty surgeon will place the chisel at the precise juncture between the cartilage and the bone. At this point the surgical assistant will provide a gentle tapping to the chisel. The technical name for the chisel used is an osteotome, and it’s also known as a bone knife. It’s a very sharp instrument that’s designed with precision in mind.
Refining The Results
The osteotome will take down the majority of the nasal bump, but the surgeon will always take off a little less than they want the final results to be. This is so they can be especially precise for the final steps of the procedure, and ensure that the patient’s requirements are met perfectly.
A sharp scalpel is used to remove tiny sections at a time, until the desired level has been reached on the cartilage part of the nose. A powered rasp, similar to a file, is the final instrument to be used. It smooths off the bone, and can also be used to make a final adjustment and take off a little but more, if needed.
The nasal bump has now been removed. Recovery from this procedure is usually very quick, and the results will be very noticeable. Patients who have had the procedure will look great, and that makes them feel great too.