Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or Nose job is the surgery to change the shape of the nose. It is required in order to improve breathing or to enhance the physical appeal of the nose. Rhinoplasty is an effective surgery to correct the bone, cartilage as well as the skin of the nose and to restructure it in the desired shape.

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Rhinoplasty may be required when:

  • The nose is too large
  • Crooked nose
  • Nose is deformed at birth
  • Injury to the nose 

A physical examination of the nose is essential before a Rhinoplasty in order to identify the difficulties that may occur during the surgery and discuss the plausible results after a nose job.

During a Rhinoplasty, an incision is made in the nostrils or at the base of the nose depending on the type of changes required to be made in the nose. The skin and the cartilage is raised gently to get maximum access to re-structure the nose. In case of a very large nose, the excess cartilage or bone is removed whereas, if the nose is too small, cartilage grafts from the nasal septum are added. After the nose is re-shaped, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches. A splint or gauze is used to maintain the shape of the nose after the surgery and it helps to keep the nasal septum stable.

There are several risks of Rhinoplasty. The patient may have to breathe through the mouth for at least a week after the surgery due to suffering from a blocked nose. There may be a lack of sensation or feeling of numbness in the nose and swelling may also occur. There may be of nosebleeds for several days after the Rhinoplasty. There are possibilities of suffering through a permanent breathing disorder, damage to the nasal septum and having an altered sense of smell.

After a Rhinoplasty, patients must not blow their noses for at least a week in order to prevent any damage to the nose due to strain. After a nose job, people generally wear a nasal splint for one week to maintain the position of the restructured nose. Slight swelling and brusing near the eyes is normal. It is essential to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks after the Rhinoplasty.

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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or Nose job is the surgery to change the shape of the nose. It is required in order to improve breathing or to enhance the physical appeal of the nose. Rhinoplasty is an effective surgery to correct the bone, cartilage as well as the skin of the nose and to restructure it in the desired shape.

Symptoms

Rhinoplasty may be required when:

  • The nose is too large
  • Crooked nose
  • Nose is deformed at birth
  • Injury to the nose 

Diagnosis

A physical examination of the nose is essential before a Rhinoplasty in order to identify the difficulties that may occur during the surgery and discuss the plausible results after a nose job.

Treatment

During a Rhinoplasty, an incision is made in the nostrils or at the base of the nose depending on the type of changes required to be made in the nose. The skin and the cartilage is raised gently to get maximum access to re-structure the nose. In case of a very large nose, the excess cartilage or bone is removed whereas, if the nose is too small, cartilage grafts from the nasal septum are added. After the nose is re-shaped, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches. A splint or gauze is used to maintain the shape of the nose after the surgery and it helps to keep the nasal septum stable.

Risks

There are several risks of Rhinoplasty. The patient may have to breathe through the mouth for at least a week after the surgery due to suffering from a blocked nose. There may be a lack of sensation or feeling of numbness in the nose and swelling may also occur. There may be of nosebleeds for several days after the Rhinoplasty. There are possibilities of suffering through a permanent breathing disorder, damage to the nasal septum and having an altered sense of smell.

After Procedure

After a Rhinoplasty, patients must not blow their noses for at least a week in order to prevent any damage to the nose due to strain. After a nose job, people generally wear a nasal splint for one week to maintain the position of the restructured nose. Slight swelling and brusing near the eyes is normal. It is essential to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks after the Rhinoplasty.

FAQ Section

1) What is rhinoplasty or 'nose job'?

Rhinoplasty is surgery that alters the shape of the nose. The surgery can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose and may be done to correct a birth defect, repair deformities from an injury, or improve some breathing difficulties.

2) Who needs a nose job?

Nose job or rhinoplasty may be needed by someone who has deformed nose due to an injury or birth defect or by someone who needs improvement in breathing difficulties.

3) Are there any complications in rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty carries risks such as:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • An adverse reaction to the anesthesia.
  • Other complications related to rhinoplasty are:
  • The possibility of an uneven-looking nose
  • Difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Pain, discoloration or swelling that may persist
  • Scarring
  • A hole in the septum
  • Permanent numbness in and around your nose
  • A need for additional surgery

4) Is rhinoplasty painful?

You may feel a little pain due to swelling and other side effects. But rhinoplasty is not painful for most people.

5) What are the types of 'Nose Job'?

  • Reduction Rhinoplasty - It is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma, respiratory impediment, congenital defect, or a failed primary rhinoplasty.
  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty - A cosmetic surgery performed to increase the size of special parts of a person’s nose. It is done with an aim to give the nose a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty - A procedure to address injuries to the nose that can lead to deformation, damaged airways, broken bones, and lost cartilage support.
  • Reconstructive Rhinoplasty - It is done to restore tissue of the nose that is absent or has been damaged beyond repair.
  • Refinement Rhinoplasty - It is usually done to fine-tune the nasal tip in a more pleasing fashion.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty - A surgical procedure performed to repair both the form and function of a previously operated nose.
  • Turbinoplasty - It is done to decrease the size of the turbinates.
  • Alarplasty - It is the reshaping of the sides of the nose at the bottom.

6) What is the recovery time for a nose job?

It takes about 3 to 4 months for the majority of the swelling of the nose to go away, and it can take as long as one year for the final shape of the nose to become apparent.

7) What are the side effects of rhinoplasty?

  • Pain after Surgery
  • Swelling (Around eyes and nose)
  • Bruising (Usually around eyes)

8) What should I do after rhinoplasty?

  • Avoid strenuous activities (aerobics and jogging).
  • While you have bandages on your nose, take baths instead of showers.
  • Not blow your nose.
  • Eat high-fiber foods.
  • Avoid extreme facial expressions.
  • Brush your teeth gently.
  • Wear clothes that fasten in the front.

9) How long do you have to wear a cast after a nose job?

If there are nasal packs involved, then you will have them for 2 to 7 days, and a cast for 5 to 10 days.

10) Is nose surgery permanent?

If it is done properly under the right hands, the results obtained post surgery lasts a lifetime.

11) What is the cost of getting a nose job in India?

Cosmetically altering your appearance which is a practice still largely uncommon in India, and a nose job, in India, can cost anywhere between Rs 40,000 to Rs 2 lakh.

12) Septoplasty and rhinoplasty difference?

Rhinoplasty is surgery that alters the shape of the nose. The surgery can change the size, shape or proportions of your nose and may be done to correct a birth defect, repair deformities from an injury, or improve some breathing difficulties.
Septoplasty is a surgery to improve breathing by straightening the wall inside the nose called nasal septum that divides the nasal passages into a right and a left side. It is hard to breathe with a crooked nasal septum. A septoplasty is often combined with a rhinoplasty.