Fleshy nose job vs bony nose job is the topic of this article. You can see rhinoplasty in Iran for different types of the nose like:

  • nose job for fat noses
  • nose job on a wide nose
  • nose job on the pointy nose

The type of nose for surgery is divided into two general categories

  • Fleshy nose (meaty nose)
  • Bony nose

Most people can tell the difference between the two nose models. Fleshy nose surgery is a little more difficult and technical than bony nose surgery (because of its skin type).

The difference between a fleshy nose and a bony nose

The difference between a fleshy nose and a bony nose is in the thickness of the skin. Bony noses have thin skin on the lower nasal parts. Fleshy noses have a thick skin with open holes in the skin. Some people think:

The bony nose should have a hump and better skin. It is also easier to surgery a bony nose than a fleshy nose.

But this thinking is not true. A nose may have a hump, but the skin on the tip and sides of the nose is not of good quality (which are among fleshy nose). The opposite is also true. The opposite is also true, meaning that there are noses that do not have a hump and have good skin (such as bony noses) and are in the category of bony noses.

Depending on the thickness of nasal skin you can tell if your nose is fleshy or bony. 

How do I know that my nose is fleshy or bony?

If we press the scalp of a fleshy nose with two fingers, fat will come out of the small holes on the nose (this condition is often not present in bony noses).

Fleshy noses

Fleshy noses have a weak bony-cartilaginous structure with thick skin. They also have multiple sebaceous glands. Here are the main features of a fleshy nose:

  • Nasal skin: thick, oily with large pores
  • Nose tip: wide (no bone felt below it)
  • Nasal fins: long, wide, and thick
  • Cartilage and bone of the nose: weak

Thick skin is an important challenge in fleshy nose surgery. In general, the important issue in rhinoplasty is the skin thickness in that area. The thick nose skin hides even the most obvious skeletal defects. 

Fleshy nose job Vs Bony nose job

Rhinoplasty is one of the lightest and least complicated cosmetic procedures. Most people choose rhinoplasty to improve their appearance and have a more shapely nose. Some people choose rhinoplasty to improve some of their respiratory problems. 

After rhinoplasty, fleshy noses are more swollen than bony noses and require a longer recovery period. As a result, recovery and treatment are delayed.

Is a fleshy nose job better or a bony nose job?

Does the fleshy nose return to its preoperative shape?

One of the concerns of people with fleshy noses is: Does the nose retain its shape or return to its original shape over time after a fleshy nose job?

In the past, the shape of the nose changed after the surgery (due to the traditional nature of this surgery). Nowadays with new methods that doctors do for this surgical operation, the risk of the nose returning to preoperative shape is minimal or even zero. Sometimes the surgeons determine that the fat under the nose needs to be removed to make the nose look thinner. Surgeon carelessness leads to deformity of the nasal head. Also, if the doctor removes too much fat under the nose, it will disrupt the blood supply to the tip of the nose (will have bad side effects for the patient). Of course, choosing an experienced surgeon for preoperative consultation for fleshy nose surgery eliminates this possibility.

Your nose may tilt down after a period of surgery. Because:

  • Fleshy noses have weak cartilage and bone
  • In rhinoplasty, most of the skin and nostrils are affected

However, if the desired result is achieved within six months after fleshy nose surgery, no major change in the shape of the nose will occur and will remain the same.

To prevent nasal prolapse, the surgeon should do the following:

  • Proper suturing of cartilage
  • Cartilage graft transplantation into the nasal septum and nasal column

This strengthens the weak cartilage and prevents nasal prolapse.