Closed Method – Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils (septum).
Open Method – septorhinoplasty is surgery to fix both your nose (also called rhinoplasty) and your nasal septum (also called septoplasty).
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – Balloon sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic nasal surgery.
Method: No Visible Scars – A closed rhinoplasty technique makes all incisions within the nose, leaving no visible scars.
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Method: Visible scars – Open rhinoplasty involves creating an incision along the width of the columella and lifting the skin so as to allow greater visibility and increased precision.
Revision Rhinoplasty (Open Method) – Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that revises or corrects a previous surgery
RHINOPLASTY IN IRAN: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Iran is known as the ‘nose job capital of the world’, with more per capita procedures than any other country (seven times more than the United States). With well-educated specialists performing different kinds of nose surgeries — cosmetic and medical — Iran enjoys one of the richest manpower resources for nose surgery in the world.
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
A rhinoplasty or nose surgery (also known as ‘nose job’) is a plastic surgery aimed at correcting, reshaping, or reconstructing the nose. The rhinoplasty procedure is typically performed to address the aesthetic aspects of the nose. It involves a surgical procedure to modify the structure of the nose, usually by making changes to the nasal bone or cartilage.
Not all rhinoplasty procedures, however, are for cosmetic reasons. Sometimes nose surgery is performed to restore the function of a nose with medical problems, e.g. difficulty in breathing because of a deviated septum. The surgical procedure for correction of a deviated septum is technically called septoplasty.
WHAT CAN RHINOPLASTY FIX?
As said above, nose surgery can be used to correct the functional problems of a nose such as a crooked septum caused by a traumatic injury, which often results in nasal obstruction.
The majority of rhinoplasty cases, however, don’t have medical problems. They decide to have a cosmetic nose job because they are unhappy with the shape of their nose. Nose job, from an aesthetic standpoint, aims to correct the following problems:
- Crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Too large or too small nose compared to other facial features
- Prominent nasal bridge or dorsal hump (commonly referred to as ‘hook nose’)
- Too wide nose
- Bulbous, droopy or enlarged tip
- Unproportionate or asymmetrical nostrils
WHY IS IRAN FAMOUS FOR RHINOPLASTY?
One cannot walk down a street in Tehran and not come across the signature of a nose job: bandages fixed on the nasal bridge. The craze for having a small, straight nose has been on the rise since a few decades ago among both women and men in Iran.
Now Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world, with more procedures per capita than any other country. With people flocking to the country to get their noses done by Iranian doctors, Iran has become a rhinoplasty hub in the world.
Not only in the capital Tehran, but also in many other cities across the country, cosmetic nose operations are performed by nose surgeons who have academic as well as practical expertise in the field. Hospitals and specialized clinics in cities like Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Kish Island, and other major cities offer quality nose surgeries to national and international patients.
Nose reshaping surgery also attracts the lion’s share of health tourists entering Iran for treatment. A considerable number of foreign nose job candidates from various countries, especially Middle Eastern countries, flock to Iran annually to go under the knives of skillful Iranian nose surgeons. (See rhinoplasty patients’ testimonial videos.)
Some famous foreign celebrities have come to Iran for rhinoplasty over the last years, including the Swedish-American model, Pixee Fox, known as ‘Human Barbie Doll’ and Brazilian-born British TV personality, Rodrigo Alves, known as ‘Human Ken Doll’.
RHINOPLASTY COST IN IRAN
Healthcare services are not very costly in Iran. Given the economic factors, plastic surgery is very affordable in Iran. As for rhinoplasty, an average procedure performed in Iran would cost you up to 80% less than in the United States (including all expenses), 60% less than in Australia, 50% less than in Germany, and 30% less than in India.
TYPES OF NOSES IN TERMS OF RHINOPLASTY
There are two main types of noses as far as rhinoplasty is concerned: bony nose and fleshy nose (meaty nose). The defining factor in differentiating between bony noses and fleshy noses is the thickness of the skin. Bony noses have thin skin or medium-thickness skin, but meaty noses have thick skin.
Because of the thinness of the skin in bony noses, the details of their structures are clearly recognizable. These noses generally have stronger cartilage, which leads to the nasal tip to be firmer with less likelihood of droopiness.
On the other hand, fleshy noses do not reveal the details of their bony structure and cartilage because of their thick skin. Furthermore, these noses have weaker and thinner cartilage tissues.
Sometimes, however, the above general rule does not apply, i.e. a bony nose might have think skin and a fleshy nose might have a thin skin with strong cartilages.
Bony nose surgery vs. fleshy nose surgery
Different techniques are used to do a rhinoplasty for fleshy noses and bony noses. A challenge in meaty nose surgery is the reshaping of the tip of the nose. In fleshy nose surgery, a good result is achievable by refining the sides of the nose and reshaping the nose tip.
However, because of the possibility of deformation of the lower part of fleshy noses after rhinoplasty, which is a result of their weak cartilages and heavy skin, new techniques are used to make a support for the nasal tip and prevent it from dropping.
In bony noses, small changes to the structure will bring remarkable results. Unlike meaty noses, bony noses do not have much fat under the skin. Swelling after surgery will be less severe in bony noses than fleshy noses.
For cases with a bony nose, the surgeon must perform the operation with utmost delicacy so that there would be no asymmetry in the final result. Choosing an experienced and skillful surgeon will be the most important step in achieving the desired result from a boney nose surgery or a meaty nose surgery.
COMMON IRANIAN NOSE JOB STYLES
It is very common to hear Iranian rhinoplasty surgeons and patients referring to different nose job styles as ‘fantasy‘ (or ‘dolly‘), ‘semi-fantasy‘, or ‘natural‘.
Natural nose job
In the ‘natural’ rhinoplasty style, smaller changes are applied to the nose, with the result being a nose with a straight nasal bridge rather than a curved one. Also, the angle between the nasal tip and the upper lip is not too wide in a ‘natural’ nose job style.
‘Natural’ style for bony noses
Bony noses with dorsal humps are good candidates for ‘natural’ style.
‘Natural’ style for fleshy noses
Fleshy noses usually receive ‘natural’ style rhinoplasty.
Fantasy nose job (dolly nose)
To put it simply, a ‘dolly‘ nose (fantasy nose) is a very small and upturned nose (informally known as ‘ski jump’ nose or ‘snub’ nose). In a ‘dolly nose’ surgery in Iran, the nose is made small and upturned (so-called ‘retroussé nose’). It produces a favorable result mostly in bony noses and is suitable for and most attractive in small faces.
Semi-fantasy nose job
A ‘semi-fantasy’ nose job style is something between the ‘natural’ style and the ‘fantasy’ style. The curve of the bridge is slighter and the angle between the nose and the lips is narrower than a fantasy nose.
Fantasy and semi-fantasy noses are more popular among women than men, who typically opt for natural style. The desired result in these two styles greatly depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon, as well as the type of nose.
NOSE JOB FOR MEN (MALE RHINOPLASTY)
Rhinoplasty or nose job is not only for women. An increasing number of men undergo rhinoplasty every year to change the properties of their noses and achieve a better-looking appearance. Even though this cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular to both genders and increasing number of male celebrities are undergoing nose job, but male-rhinoplasty is not exactly the same as female rhinoplasty.
Although plastic surgeons use the same surgical techniques while performing the surgery, the results of male rhinoplasty surgeries are different from the results of women nose jobs due to differences in anatomy and preferences.
Men’s noses are different from women’s. They tend to have straighter and wider bridge, have thicker skin, and their tips is often more bulbous and broader than women’s noses. Since the tips of men’s noses are less elevated, they tend to create an angle of 90 to 95 between the nose and the upper lip.
While women prefer to get a small and fantasy (upward) nose, most men would like to have a natural nose that characterizes by a more prominent nasal structure with a straight angle nose. This way the patient will be more satisfied about his nose while feeling at the same time that he has a more masculine nose.