Rhinoplasty is a lot more than a cosmetic procedure done for aesthetic enhancement or beautification alone.
It requires an equal level of seriousness in planning and care as any other surgery of the body, from the doctor as well as the patient.
It is generally done as an Outpatient / Ambulatory procedure under local or general anesthesia. May occasionally require hospitalization for a day.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Often known as the “Nose Job”, rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure which involves reshaping, resizing or reconstruction of the nose in order to either enhance aesthetics or restore the form and function of the nose.
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.
It can also be done for cosmetic reasons, which will change the nose’s shape and appearance.
- The shape, angle, and size of your nose will be improved
- Structural problems that restrict breathing and because congestion can be corrected
- Rhinoplasty can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-confidence
- Depending on the type of surgery, you may develop scars at the base of your nose
- You may have skin problems or breakdown of skin tissue associated with the use of grafting materials
- It will take time to adjust to your new look
Are You a Good Candidate for Nose Surgery?
The Following are Some Common Reasons Why You May Want to Consider Rhinoplasty:
- Your nose is too large or too small
- Your nose does not seem to fit with the rest of your face
- Your nose is crooked, badly shaped, or out of alignment
- You have a nasal blockage inside your nose and have trouble breathing
- You have a birth defect that you would like improved
- You would like improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of your nose
What Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Do?
Rhinoplasty Involves Correction of:
- Length of the nose
- The width of the nose
- A deformity in the tip or bridge of the nose, like drooping tip or visible humps and depressions in the bridge of the nose
- The shape of the nostrils
- Nasal blocks due to septal deviation
- Correction of irregular dorsum e. g. Humps/ deviations
- Nasal asymmetry
- Obstruction in airway or breathing
- Congenital deformities
Types of Rhinoplasty
- Reduction Rhinoplasty – this type of rhinoplasty is primarily to alter the size of the nose, correction of the width of the nose or a bridge bump or altering the nostril size and shape to bring them in proportion to the rest of the face.
- Augmentation Rhinoplasty – this type involves increasing the dimensions of the nose by adding structural material or grafts for aesthetic and functional enhancement purposes.
- Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty – as the name suggests, this type deals with the post-traumatic deformities of the nose, like deviation, asymmetry or even obstruction in airway and breathing.
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty – The Ethnic Rhinoplasty takes into consideration the particular nasal characteristics based on the patient’s ethnicity. In a way, all of the rhinoplasties can be considered as ethnic rhinoplasties as a special care is always taken towards maintaining the ethnic features of the face while correcting any kind of nasal deformity.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Includes the Following Steps:
Step 1 – Anaesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
Rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
Step 3 – Reshaping the Nose Structure
An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts.
Step 4 – Correcting a Deviated Septum
If the septum deviates, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing.
Step 5 – Closing the Incision
Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed.
Step 6 – See the Results
For a few days, splints and gauze packing may support the nose as it begins to heal.
Thinking of getting a rhinoplasty done? Visit Care Well Medical Centre, to get the best results.
The team at Care Well Medical Centre is led by the highly trained, competent and internationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Sandeep Bhasin, MS. Dr. Bhasin is the most well-known and household name in the field of cosmetic surgery and Laparoscopic surgery.
With over 17 years of total experience in the field, Dr. Bhasin has successfully performed over thousands of cosmetic surgeries and hair transplantation in Delhi and offered exceptional hair loss treatment in Delhi to bring smiles in thousands of faces.
He is working as a consultant at Care Well Medical Centre, ND.
To book your appointment today, contact:
1, NRI Complex, Mandakini,
Chittaranjan Park, South Delhi,
New Delhi – 110019
+91-93 1144 4806
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