The procedure of rhinoplasty (reconstructive nose surgery) is primarily done to enhance the shape of the nose, or reshaping of the nose tip and also to narrow down the nostril spans. A surgeon corrects congenital deformities, intracanal drug abuse, bent dorsum, and also works to correct the prior failed rhinoplasty surgery which needs restoration of form and nasal appearance. People with respiratory impediments, congenital defects or any other form of nasal trauma can also opt for rhinoplasty surgery. This surgery is performed to give a perfect nose which gives a more beautiful appearance to the face. More and more people are opting for this surgery for a perfect nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery (nose surgery), is also referred as ‘nose reshaping’ or a ‘nose job’. With the help of rhinoplasty, the overall look and appearance of the nose can be improved. Rhinoplasty can also help in curing breathing problems of the nose.
Aspects of Rhinoplasty
- Dorsal hump reduction
- Breathing difficulties like a deviated septum
- Tip of the nose ( Bulbous tip, Boxy Tip and Droopy Tip )
Who Should Consider Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
- Candidates who are non-smokers
- Candidates who are physically healthy
- Candidates who aspire for realistic goals
- Candidates whose facial growth is complete and are about 13 years of age or older
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Nose tip Rhinoplasty
- Augmentation Rhinoplasty
- Reduction Rhinoplasty
- Hump Noise Reduction
- Alar Plasty/ Alar reduction
- Post Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity
- Deviated deformed Nose/ Corrective Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic Nose Surgery
- Open surgery and closed surgery are two options available for performing Rhinoplasty surgery. In closed surgery (intranasal), the surgeon makes the incisions from within the nose and in open surgery, the two incisions are made from the nostril partition ( columella).
- Reconstructive Nose Surgery: This surgery is done to correct any defect or to restore nasal functions.
- Open rhinoplasty surgery takes more time as compared to closed rhinoplasty surgery.
The procedure of Rhinoplasty Surgery
The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. During the surgery, the first step is to make incisions to examine the bones and cartilage that holds the nose. The tissue is also sometimes added in order to get the desired result. For this, many times bone and cartilage can be removed. After the bone and cartilage is arranged again, the tissue and the skin are draped again over the structure of the nose. To hold the new shape of the nose, a splint is placed on the outer side of the nose when it heals. Additional support is also provided by placing nasal packing from the inside of the nose.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
The recovery may take a few weeks to heal completely. The surgeon prescribes medication such as antibiotics, analgesics and steroids to aid wound healing. The external cast can be removed after a week.
After Rhinoplasty Surgery
- A proper nose size proportionate to other facial features
- Can treat large, upturned or wide nostrils
- Can improve the nose width at the bridge
- Can improve the nose profile having visible humps on the bridge
- Can improve nasal asymmetry and its deviation
- Can improve the shape of the nasal tip or upturned tip
Rhinoplasty Surgery Cost in India
The Cost of Nose Surgery(Rhinoplasty) in India is around $1600. The best part of getting this surgery in India is its cost, which is much lesser as compared to any other western country. Low-cost treatment in India does not affect the quality standard of the treatment, as India has the best and latest medical facilities in the world.
FAQs for RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the nose, it is also known as a nose job. This procedure can be performed for both functional reasons and cosmetic reasons. With this procedure, the nose can be made short, reduce in size or can be slimmer.
Mostly nose surgery should be delayed till a child completes 90 percent growth of his or her nose, which should be 13 years for girls and 15 years for boys. Reshaping of the nose is most demanded by teens but this procedure can be performed at any age for people who have any medical condition and sensitive measures to be a candidate for this surgery.
After this procedure, swelling is rare but maybe the patient can have bruising, which depends on the type of procedure. A patient needs approx. 10 days to reduce bruising. Swelling will take a few weeks to reduce. The best way to relieve from this is, uplifting your head while sleeping or resting, using ice packs, use of medications and supplements etc.
You should be very careful about this – your nose should not blow for at least 1 week from the day of your procedure, this is being discussed with your doctor.
Yes, you will have some nasal drainage in starting days of your procedure. But if you feel some bleeding you should speak to your doctor about this concern.
During the operation, anesthesia will be used either local or general. Patients usually mentioned some pain after the procedure because of swelling in the nose. The doctor prescribes pain killer medicines to reduce the pain.
There is a special bandage for the nose, which supports new shape of nose till 7 days after procedure. After the removal of the bandage, nose will slightly swell for approx. 4 to 6 weeks, this swelling will not noticeable after 2 weeks. Patients can also see some discoloration around their eyes for 5 to 10 days, you can conceal your eyes with light makeup after 7 days of your procedure. Few patients take off from their work for one week.
Few patients have an obstructive deviation of the wall which separates two sides of nose, which is known as the septum which makes breath challenging. Septoplasty is a procedure that can be performed with Rhinoplasty to remove the obstruction from the nose. If you have this kind of problem you can discuss the same with your doctor.
It is common in people to have a large nose or small nose and some with receded chins. This procedure reduces the size of the nose to bring it in proper shape. Along with reducing the nose, a small procedure can also be done which helps to shape the chin properly while balancing the face. The procedure is known as chin augmentation which can be easily done with a small incision. Healing time is also very less as compared to Rhinoplasty.
Generally, touch-ups are not required after this procedure.
For first-month sports are not permitted. Sports that can occur at any risk of injury and trauma should not start without asking your doctor.
It is common in people some have large noses and some have small, rather receded chins. This produces change in the importance of the nose. With reducing nose, a small procedure can also be done which helps to enlarge chin, while balancing the face. This procedure is known as chin augmentation which can be easily done with a small incision. Healing time is also very less as a comparison to Rhinoplasty.
Yes, you should bring one attendant with you because you need care for at least the first 24 hours.
Yes, you can discuss the same with your doctor, and if it is safe he can do a few procedures for your body and face.
The doctor is going to give you a list of instructions which includes using ice packs, taking medication as well as bleed-stopping thinners.
There will be some swelling for many weeks after the Rhinoplasty procedure. It will take approximately a year to see the final results.
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