Rhinoplasty is also known as nose job or nose reshaping, it is a cosmetic surgery.
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a type of cosmetic surgery which is done to improve the structure and shape of your nose in right proportion to enhance your facial features, beauty and confidence. It is also done to change the angle of nose in relation to the upper lip, changing the tip of the nose, indentations, to correct bumps or various other defects of the nose.
Best Candidates for Nose Job:
People who wish to alter the shape or structure of their nose usually opt for nose job or Rhinoplasty. It could also be done for medical reasons, such as to correct various breathing problems which could be related to nose. It is also done to correct disfigurement resulting from either birth defects or any trauma. However, it is largely done for cosmetic reasons, to enhance the facial features.
How can it Benefit You?
Nose job could fulfil various purposes and you can accomplish the following things with the help of this advanced technology:
- It helps in narrowing your nose bridge
- It could help you get rid of any lump on the bridge
- It helps in reshaping your nose in accordance to your facial features
- Reduction or enhancement of nostrils could be done by using this technique
- Deviation or any abnormality in the nose could also be removed
Rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure, which means that there is no overnight stay. You can get general or local anesthesia. If you are given general anesthesia, you will sleep through the operation but with local anesthesia, your nose will be numbed and you will be sedated. You would not be able to feel the pain.
The surgeon makes cuts within the nostrils, during the surgery. Cuts are made across the base of nose in difficult surgeries. The surgeon then reshapes the cartilage and inner bone, producing a more pleasing appearance.
Types of Rhinoplasty:
Two types of Rhinoplasty are widely used, which are as follows:
This procedure is used for patients who have constrained or small noses which could be made to look wide by adding extra tissues. Chest, hips, elbow, skull or back are used for extracting grafts which are put in the nose, to make it look larger. Spare cartilage could also be obtained from artificial implants or ears to reshape the nose in a proper manner.
This is another procedure of nose job. The main aim of this type of surgery is to reduce the size of nose by removing different tissues from it. Bone could be cut in the nostril or sometimes it is rearranged to give a proper look to your nose. Fine scar marks could persist for some days and after some time they fade away.
It takes almost 80-90 minutes to get completed.
What to Expect After Surgery:
Bandage will be removed after almost a week.
Your face will feel puffy. Moreover, the area around your nose and eyes will be swollen for a couple of days. You can use cold compresses to minimize the swelling and also for reducing pain.
Your doctor may recommend you to keep your head elevated for a couple of days.