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    Rhinoplasty: Nose Surgery

    Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures .

    Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the nose tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. You can also correct a birth defect or injury, or help improve breathing problems. Rhinoplasty usually takes one to two hours , though complicated procedures may take longer. During surgery, the skin of the nose is separated from her bone structure and cartilagenosa leaning, which is then sculpted into the desired shape. The nature of the new form that is given will depend on your problem and your surgeons preferred technique. Finally, it is repositioned skin on the new structure. Most plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nose. Others prefer an open especially in more complicated cases proceeding; These make a small incision through the colum, which is the vertical tissue that separates the nostrils. After the surgery a splint to help the nose maintain its new shape. It also may place nasal packs or soft plastic splints in your nostrils to stabilize the bridge, which is the wall that divides the respiratory passages.

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