Nose Job Basics. A nose job (technically called a rhinoplasty) is surgery on the nose to change its shape or improve its function. It can be done for medical reasons -- such as to correct breathing problems related to the nose or correct disfigurement resulting from trauma or birth defects.
In certain cases the position of the turbinates is such that the middle turbinate blocks sinus drainage. Here it is necessary to modify the turbinate to allow sinus drainage. Whatever is done to the turbinates, however, there are different ways of doing it. One procedure is called a submucus resection of the turbinates.
Some nasal fractures may be more prone to sinus infections as well. Remember NOT to take aspirin or ibuprofen after suffering a nasal fracture, as these medications can increase bleeding. Right after the fracture it is best to apply ice and to keep your head elevated.
Surgery. Sometimes, nasal polyps are so large that corticosteroid nasal sprays don’t work. In such cases, surgery may be an option. The doctor would likely use a small nasal telescope that removes nasal polyps. You can go home the same day as the surgery. Surgery helps in most cases.
Crooked nose repair is one of the most difficult maneuvers we perform during rhinoplasty. Part of the difficulty in straightening a crooked nose is that the cartilage and bone of the nose have memory. This creates a situation where the bone/cartilage that is out of place wants to revert back to its original position.