Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nose Job)
Rhinoplasty is the most popular and effective way to get an attractive nose which adds significant beauty to your face. A person may feel that their nose is too big or too small as compared to the rest of the facial features and wish to change the shape and size of the nose to make it look more attractive.
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a ‘nose job’ also, is useful for altering the size and shape of a person’s nose to make it look more attractive as well as to provide relief from certain developmental abnormalities which affect the nasal passage and breathing in a person. An expert cosmetic surgeon can give the desired results with complete efficiency.
Why is Rhinoplasty needed?
Rhinoplasty helps to noticeably alter the shape and size of your nose. This surgery may be needed to correct an abnormality or an injury resulting in damaged nasal structure or it is needed when a person feels that the natural shape and size of their nose can be changed for improved appearance.
Are there any risks associated with Rhinoplasty?
As is seen in major types of surgeries, rhinoplasty also carries certain risks, such as:
- Anesthetic reaction
- Recurring bleeding difficulty in breathing from nose
- Constant numbness on and around the nose
- Asymmetrical nose
- Septal hole
The surgeon will take every necessary precaution to prevent these risks from arising.
How is Rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed to reshape the nose. This surgery can increase the size of the nose or make it smaller. The surgery is also useful to make changes in the angle of the tip of the nose with respect to the upper lip, change the shape of the tip of the nose, correct abnormalities and indentations in the nose as well as treat any other structural abnormality which causes problems with breathing normally through the nose.
The rhinoplasty surgery may be done after administering local anesthesia or general anesthesia if the surgeon should decide so. The exact surgical procedure mainly depends on the type of changes needed to be made. Mostly, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils, so as to make them invisible from outside. This helps to prevent visible scarring after the rhinoplasty.
Depending on the aim of the surgery, the surgeon will remove bone and cartilage or add tissue (from another part of the body or use synthetic filler substance) to get the desired shape and size of the nose.
Once the surgeon is satisfied with the results, they will drape the remaining tissue and skin perfectly over the reorganized nose structure. A splint is attached to provide effective support while the nose heals naturally.
What is recovery like after a Rhinoplasty surgery?
Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. Once the effects of anesthesia wear off the doctor will discharge you from the hospital after confirming that you are fit enough.
The dressings and splint are usually removed for 5-7 days. Do not panic in case you see slight bleeding and mucus drainage once the splint and dressing are removed. A ‘drip-pad’, a small piece of gauze to put under the nose, helps to take care of the mucus and bleeding.
To avoid swelling and excessive bleeding the doctor will advise you to:
- Avoid stressful physical activity, such as jogging or aerobics
- Avoid showers and instead take a bath for the time the dressing on the nose is in place
- Have more high-fiber food in diet (including fruits and vegetables) to avoid constipation
- Avoid expressing too much
- Be gentle while brushing teeth to limit movement of upper lip
Doctors also advise against wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses for at least 3-4 weeks to avoid putting pressure on the nose. Try alternates like taping them onto your forehead until the nose heals completely.
How effective are the results of Rhinoplasty?
Even very slight changes to the shape or size of your nose tend to make a significant difference in the way your nose looks on your face. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will be able to ensure better and longer-lasting results which will satisfy you as well.
In cases where the changes needed to be made are more significant, the surgeon will advise a secondary surgery to enhance the results and make them more noticeable.
Choosing an experienced and well-trained cosmetic surgeon makes a significant difference to the results obtained. The rhinoplasty procedure gives efficient and remarkable change in appearance to make you look more attractive.