With its new mainly aesthetic function, the demands on rhinoplasty have changed. Patients no longer want to repair their nose to get closer to normal, but to beautify it to get closer to perfection.
Traditional rhinoplasty was the first advanced form of cosmetic treatment for the nose, but it is still limited. Indeed, the operation consists, without opening the nose, in making changes through the orifice of the nostril, and using an osteotome (bone saw) to correct the bone part. Nevertheless, the possibilities did not allow to modify the very structure of the nose, but only to take material and “break” the bone, in order to flatten it for example. As a result, it was not possible to make fair and precise corrections, and even in the hands of a very experienced surgeon, it was common to have to make post-healing adjustments.
Due in particular to the use of the osteotome in this surgery, a certain reluctance persisted with regard to traditional rhinoplasty due to its brutal appearance. The nose undergoing significant shocks, the postoperative effects often involved edemas and bruises which could sometimes be painful.
… To Structural Rhinoplasty…
In order to offer a safer, more precise and above all more modern correction, the traditional method had to evolve into a new form: structural rhinoplasty .
The main improvement brought about by this new technique is the possibility of the anatomical reorganization of the nose: it is no longer just a question of removing material, but also of modifying the shape of the cartilages using sutures and cartilage grafts (small pieces of cartilage usually taken from inside the nose, without any harmful consequences when done correctly).
The main advantage of structural rhinoplasty is to change the shape of the nose without the risk of deforming it, while preserving or strengthening respiratory function. Indeed, the internal structures of the nose are not weakened, but only remodeled or reinforced, it is the whole aspect and the future of the nose that we can thus better understand. The disadvantage of this type of intervention is that it is more technical, more delicate, longer, and often requires an open path with a small imperceptible scar between the two nostrils. Nevertheless, the gesture carried out being softened, the postoperative repercussions are easier to bear, less painful, and the results are very satisfactory.
The reputation preceding surgery leads many patients to fear of an unsightly, overly visible and unnatural result. This is the main reason why many are not yet ready to take this step and wish to avoid surgery at all costs.
Thanks to the democratization of the use of hyaluronic acid , its application has been widely derived in aesthetic medicine to treat several parts of our body, and more particularly our face. In an effort to always bring more and more personalized corrections that are more and more easy to bear, it was the trigger for a new form of aesthetic treatment of the nose: medical rhinoplasty .
Unlike previous techniques, the latter does not require any surgical intervention. In order to offer an alternative to surgical rhinoplasties, it was developed precisely with the idea of treating slight defects, not requiring an overly invasive operation.
By means of localized injections, this medical act makes it possible to raise the tip of a nose or to erase a bump for example. Even if its effects wear off after 18 months and only small flaws can be corrected, its simplicity and cost make it an increasingly popular intervention.