A Rhinoplasty procedure is performed either using an open procedure, where the incision is made across the columella or a closed procedure where the incisions are hidden inside the nose.
Once the incisions have been made, the skin is separated from the bone and cartilage layers of the nose. The bone and cartilage is then sculptured to the desired result of the patient before the skin is placed back over the new framework and small absorbable stitches are used to close the incisions.
Nasal packs are put in place which will be usually be removed after 48 hours and a nasal cast will need to stay in place for 7 days.
Your surgeon will explain the full rhinoplasty process with you at your consultation. Due to the nature of the procedure, everyone’s procedure will differ slightly depending on what is performed.