Types of Nose Surgery

Types of Nose Surgery

Different Forms of Rhinoplasty

When you hear someone mention nose surgery or even just the term plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, it is not uncommon to jump right to the term nose job. We often think of the idea of people getting their noses tweaked to become more visually appealing, but there are other types of plastic surgery and even different types of nose surgery. If you are looking for rhinoplasty in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Zoran Potparic is here to clear up the different kinds of nose surgeries including ones that you may not be as aware of.

Nose Job or Rhinoplasty

Many people can be unhappy with the appearance of their nose. Rhinoplasty, or more commonly referred to as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery used to change or reshape the appearance of the nose usually to make the face more physically attractive or aesthetically pleasing. It is a common procedure that is individualized to what the patient wants and needs.

There are two difference types of rhinoplasty surgeries based on the surgical incision that is done. An open rhinoplasty has an incision on the columella, the skin between the nostrils, along with other incisions inside the nostrils, but a closed rhinoplasty has incisions that are restricted to inside the nostrils. As an experienced plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Zoran Potparic will be able to decide which rhinoplasty in Fort Lauderdale is the best for your situation. The rhinoplasty recovery time is typically a few weeks1.

Corrective Nose Surgery

Corrective nose surgery refers to nose surgeries that are more related to correcting physical deformities or structural problems that could be causing health issues. They can be combined with a nose job for cosmetic purposes as well.

There are many reasons to have corrective nose surgery. A deviated septum can occur naturally or be a result of injury and can cause problems with breathing. A septoplasty is used on a deviated septum to fix this problem. A turbinectomy can also improve obstructed breathing from small bones or a mucus membrane in the nasal cavity. Nasal fracture management is performed on broken noses to fix the issue. Corrective nose surgery can also be used to correct more severe physical deformities like birth defects or those created after surgery for cancer removal in the area.


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose reshaping was the third most popular cosmetic surgery in 20162.  Undergoing nose surgery may not only help your self-confidence and mental well-being, but it could also improve your physical health. If you are considering rhinoplasty in Fort Lauderdale, let Dr. Zoran Potparic guide you in the process so you can have the nose you always wanted. Dr. Zoran also performs plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale and can help you with a variety of other areas of your body.



[1]: American Society of Plastic Surgeons- What should I expect during my rhinoplasty recovery?

[2]: American Society of Plastic Surgeons- New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery