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Types of Rhinoplasty

Dr. Philip Miller

January 20, 2022

Most cosmetic surgical procedures vary in the techniques the surgeon uses. A nose job is no exception to this rule. There are six different types of rhinoplasty:

  • Open rhinoplasty
  • Closed rhinoplasty
  • Tip plasty (nose tip rhinoplasty)
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Liquid rhinoplasty

More specialized types of nose surgeries are female and male rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, teen rhinoplasty, and micro-rhinoplasty.

What Are The Different Types of Nose Jobs?

six types of nose jobs

Open Rhinoplasty

During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon creates a small Z-shaped incision on the underside of your nose between the nostrils. The open approach allows the doctor to make more accurate and precise changes to the shape of your nose. Open rhinoplasty leaves a tiny incision, but with proper care, the scar fades quickly.

Closed Rhinoplasty

With closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon creates incisions inside of your nose without affecting the skin. The main disadvantage of this approach is the limited visibility of the bone, cartilage, and tissue. However, this type of nose job causes less swelling than open rhinoplasty and can provide correction for minor imperfections.

Tip Plasty

During tip plasty surgery, the surgeon focuses on reshaping the tip of your nose. The procedure is less invasive and doesn’t involve intervention to the nasal bone. The recovery from this type of rhinoplasty is typically shorter than from the traditional nose job. 


During septoplasty, the surgeon repositions your nasal septum to the middle of your nose. This procedure is also known as deviated septum rhinoplasty. After it’s healed, you will find it easier to breathe. Septoplasty alone rarely makes a difference in the external appearance of the nose.

Include rhinoplasty as a combination treatment to improve both form and function of the nose. 

Revision Rhinoplasty

If you have already had a primary rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results, you may undergo revision rhinoplasty. This procedure focuses on correcting cosmetic problems that were not corrected by the previous surgery or addressing functional issues that might have arisen after the first procedure.

Liquid Rhinoplasty

For a liquid rhinoplasty, the surgeon utilizes dermal fillers to create a new nose shape, avoiding any stitches or incisions. Liquid filler cannot make a nose look smaller but can address minor indentations or asymmetries without the need for surgical intervention.

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