Rhinoplasty, also known as “Nose job”, one of the top performed cosmetic surgeries in India for reshaping of the nose. People who choose to have it should have thorough knowledge on it to fulfill their dream of having a better-looking nose.
Having Rhinoplasty surgery is an educated decision. If you are looking for the more aesthetic appearance of your nose, stay here. Continue your reading to educate yourself about Rhinoplasty, types, benefits, reasons for opting rhinoplasty, surgical procedure, cost, and facts which can help you in making a more informed decision.
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What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a facial cosmetic surgery done to improve the shape and appearance of your nose. It helps to reduce or increase the size of your nose, or change the size or shape of the tip, bone, cartilage, skin, the bridge, or nostrils. It is a rewarding procedure that can bring your nose into better proportion with the rest of the face.
A rhinoplasty procedure can correct breathing problems, disfigurement of the nose, and gives proper shape and formation to the nose. It best fits for the people who are looking for a correction in the nose. It often corrects the birth defects or improves some breathing difficulties.
The rhinoplasty is also commonly known as…
- “nose job”
- “nose reshaping”
- “nose forming”
- “nose beautification”
- “Nose augmentation”
- “Nose surgery”
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
- Improve your nose shape and overall beauty
- Makes your nose symmetrical to the face
- Increases the visual appeal of your nose
- Removes the unnecessary bumps on the nasal bridge
- Lends the smooth texture to your nose
- Corrects crooked nose or nose with a large tip
- Addresses the breathing issues by adjusting nasal bone and cartilage
- Enhances your confidence and improving your overall physical appearance
Reasons for Rhinoplasty
Most people prefer rhinoplasty to correct their injuries, congenital disabilities, and breathing problems. Consider rhinoplasty if you:
- Thinking to change the size, shape, and appearance of your nose
- Want to straighten the bridge or narrowing of the nostrils
- Willing to reshape the nose tip
- Have breathing problems
- Are not satisfied with your nose appearance
- Have drooping, too elevated or wide nasal hump or tip
Types of Rhinoplasty
Reduction Rhinoplasty: As the name suggests, this procedure is performed to reduce the size of the nose by correcting the bridge, tip, and nostrils, and making it symmetric the rest of the facial features. The surgery may take around 30-45 minutes and can be done in two ways:
1. By reducing the overall size of your nose
2. By concentrating on specific nose areas like a nasal tip, bump on the bridge
Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: Reconstructive rhinoplasty is performed to treat serious conditions that may result in severe deformity and loss of nasal tissue structure. The conditions that can be treated through reconstruction rhinoplasty include skin cancer, accidents, or other serious diseases. In this procedure, your surgeon uses grafts and other advanced technology to reconstruct your broken nose.
Augmentation Rhinoplasty: In this procedure, your cosmetic surgeon uses bone grafts or tissue grafts to develop the tip and bridge. Creating 2D and 3D models can help your surgeon in achieving the perfect outcomes.
Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty: Nose injuries are prevalent and mostly results from sports, accidents, outdoor activities, or even a fist fight. Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty corrects the injuries that occur from trauma cases of the nose. It is more than a cosmetic surgery as it requires a different approach to achieve the most appealing and appropriate results.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Ethnic Rhinoplasty is a procedure to enhance the form or function of the nose. In this procedure, the racial, cultural, and ethnic makeup of the patient is considered for developing a treatment plan.
Adolescent Rhinoplasty: Adolescent Rhinoplasty is a procedure to correct and reshape the nose structure in adolescents whose growth plates have reached an extreme level of maturity. This method is usually advised to the mid- to late-teens to protect them from the risk of damage.
Ageing Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is mostly performed on middle age groups and teens aged above 14-16 for girls and 16-17 for boys. But older patients can also reshape their nose, correct their breathing problems, and undesirable features if any with the help of aging rhinoplasty.
What Happens During The Initial Consultation?
If you are considering, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon at Ambrosia Clinics to discuss your goals and reasons for considering the nose job. During your initial consultation, Dr Priti Shukla will evaluate your nose structure, consider your overall health condition, and says whether your expectations are realistic.
Dr Priti will also examine your medical records, current medications you are taking, and other medical conditions such as haemophilia (bleeding disorder) before recommending this elective surgery.
She will then look inside and outside of your nose to check what all changes can be made to improve your nose structure and appearance. Our cosmetic surgeon will take photographs of your nose from various angles to assess the outcomes of the rhinoplasty surgery.
What Happens During the Procedure?
A rhinoplasty procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. This procedure requires local or general anaesthesia and usually takes 2-4 hours to complete.
Firstly, you will be given anaesthesia to numb your face and medications to make you a sedative. Once you are asleep, our surgeon makes an incision in between or inside the nostrils and separates the skin from your cartilage or bone. Then will then starts reshaping your nose.
If your nose needs small, additional cartilage, he or she will remove cartilage from your ear or deep nose parts and adds it to your nose. If your nose lacks cartilage, your surgeon will then implant a new bone into your nose.
If you have breathing problems, rhinoplasty involves correction of a deviated septum. Your surgeon will straighten the septum and adjust the related projections to improve the airflow in the nasal passage.
Once the procedure is completed, your cosmetic surgeon will restore the nasal skin to its place and close the incisions using sutures and nose splints.
Rhinoplasty surgeries need 2 to 3 sessions depending on:
- Type of the Surgery
- Patient’s age
- The health of the Patient
- Types of suitable medication
- Type of the Hospital
- Experience of the Surgeon
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
After surgery, your nose will be covered with plastic or metal splint, until your nose retains its new shape. The braces or packages may also be used inside the nostrils to stabilize the septum. Your surgeon will provide post-surgical instructions which you need to follow during the recovery period.
Immediately after the surgery, you will be sent to the recovery room where you will be monitored carefully. Once everything is fine, you will be sent to the home. If the procedure involves complications, you may have to stay in the hospital for a day or two.
Results of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure whose results are fully appreciated. It benefits the patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. An experienced surgeon can help you achieve results you are satisfied with. If you are not satisfied with the results or need slight changes, then your surgeon might opt for a second surgery.
However, the outcomes of the procedure largely depend on the post-surgical instructions you follow. The following are the few instructions which your doctor may ask you to follow:
- Stay away from strenuous activities like aerobics and jogging.
- Avoid showers if you have bandages on your nose
- Don’t blow your nose
- Include high-fibre foods, such as fruits and vegetables in your diet to avoid constipation
- Avoid immoderate facial expressions, inclusive of smiling or guffawing.
- Brush your teeth lightly to restrict the movement of your top lip.
- Avoid wearing shirts or sweaters, over your head
- Avoid resting eyeglasses or sunglasses that put weight on your nose
- If you are out, use SPF 30 sunscreen especially on your nose
By following these instructions, you will heal beautifully from your rhinoplasty surgery.
- Stop taking ibuprofen or aspirin at least two weeks before and after the procedure as they can delay the blood clotting process. Take the advice of the doctor regarding the present medication usage.
- Quit smoking at least four weeks before and after surgery as nicotine can interfere with the healing process
- Avoid consuming alcohol
- Limit food intake the night before the surgery
- Arrange someone who can drive you home post-surgery
What Can I Do?
During your initial consultation, prepare a list of questions for your surgeon. Do not hesitate to ask questions because your time with the doctor is limited, and preparing the list of questions can benefit you to discuss other matters. Here are the few questions listed to help you:
- What realistic results I can expect?
- Is Rhinoplasty for me?
- Are there risks associated with the procedure?
- What is the cost of rhinoplasty?
- What should I expect immediately after the surgery?
- How long will the procedure last?
- Can I have a look at your before and after photos?
- What can I expect at the end of each stage of the procedure?
- Will I have scars?
- Are revisions possible?
- What is the cost of revision surgery?
- Will I need post-surgical assistance at home?
- What is my estimated recovery time?
- What if the cosmetic outcome of my surgery does not meet my goals?
What are My Options?
Incisions approaches used in rhinoplasty are of two types. They are as follows:
Open approach: In an open approach, incisions will be made outside the nose between the nostrils and is then connected with other hidden incisions inside the nose. It fully opens the nose and provides better access to all the nasal structures. This approach makes the surgical manipulation easier.
Internal (endonasal) approach: In this approach, incisions are made inside the nasal passages. It eliminates the risk of scars and provides better visualisation of nasal passages.
Risks Specific To Rhinoplasty
As a complicated surgery, Rhinoplasty also carries some risks as follows:
- Bleeding, infection, and swelling
- Adverse reaction to the anaesthesia
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Difficulty breathing
- Permanent numbness
- Possibility of an uneven-looking nose
- Persist pain
- Discoloration or swelling
- Hole in the septum (septal perforation)
All these risks can be handled with proper medical care. Talk to your surgeon if you are experiencing any such complications.
Cost of Rhinoplasty Surgery
The cost of rhinoplasty varies from person to person. If you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, then it costs more compared to rhinoplasty for correcting breathing disorders or birth defects. Cost widely vary depending on several factors such as:
- Anaesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Post-surgery garments
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fee
To get an accurate cost of rhinoplasty, consult a surgeon who can estimate the exact cost.
Rhinoplasty for Congenital or Acquired Nasal Deformities
Rhinoplasty often corrects congenital or acquired nasal deformities, popularly known as reconstructive rhinoplasty. It is mostly performed in children with cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial disorders that result in abnormal nasal cartilage.
Nose reconstruction surgery can change the overall aesthetic appearance of your child’s face and address all the congenital disabilities that result in functional as well as aesthetic difficulties. However, to achieve the best possible outcomes from congenital nasal reconstruction surgery, you may need 2 to 3 surgeries.
A skilled surgeon with artistic eyes can help your child because he or she will experience some breathing difficulties and speech development with the alteration of nose structure. Dr Preeti Shukla, the best female cosmetic surgeon, is extremely familiar with the nasal reconstruction. She has performed a number of nose reconstruction surgeries among children and teens and has achieved outstanding results with no complications.
Rhinoplasty is one of the highly revised surgical cosmetic procedures because of the anatomical complexity of the nose. This is because the nasal structure may lose some original anatomical characteristics which affect the normal functioning of the nose, making it more difficult to improve both functional and cosmetic results.
Revision rhinoplasty can leave you with a well functioning aesthetically pleasing nose which makes it more demanding.
Things to Consider Before Choosing Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is not for everyone, and here are the factors to find out if this procedure is right for you.
Health conditions: Health condition is the first thing your surgeon will consider before getting into rhinoplasty. It plays a crucial role in yielding the best possible results. It is always suggested to inform your medical history and discuss any recent operations you may have had with your doctor before he or she can perform surgery.
Age: Rhinoplasty is not suggested for the people whose body hasn’t finished developing. Performing cosmetic surgery for teens, even if they’re over 16 would negatively affect in the long run because kids grow differently.
Cost: Rhinoplasty is expensive and not covered by insurance. Price is the first thing you need to figure out because some surgeons accept installments while others don’t.
Expectation: Be realistic because every doctor will not get the same results. Choose a qualified surgeon who can practically work miracles. Follow up visits are must achieve your desired results.
Rhinoplasty may be a viable option but not for everyone. To know if it’s right for you, contact a nearby cosmetic surgeon.
Facts About Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty is most routinely performed facial plastic surgeries as more than 145,000 people had these nose surgeries since 2015.
- It also performed to correct medical issues such as breathing problems, reducing the suffering caused by trauma, injury.
- Winter months are more demanding for rhinoplasty because the recovery for nose surgery will be more comfortable and quicker in cold weather.
- Rhinoplasty requires a major amount of healing, and results are not always immediate.
- Revision surgeries are quite common, even in the hands of an experienced and skilled surgeon.
Bottom Line on Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty should not be taken lightly. It requires a qualified cosmetic surgeon to achieve the desired outcomes. Before choosing a cosmetic surgeon, do thorough research, check out before-and-after photos of previous patients followed by reviews.
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About Our Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr Preeti Shukla is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with over 15 years of experience in performing plastic surgery of the Face, Nose, Skin, Neck, Hair, and Breasts. She always ensures that you fully understand the Rhinoplasty procedure.
At Ambrosia clinic, we use 3D imaging tests to show how your nose looks after the surgery. She also prints models of the nose to compare with the expected appearance after surgery. We ensure that you are more comfortable about going into nose surgery.
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What are the deformities or problems can be corrected with Rhinoplasty surgery?
Here are various common problems of the nose that are correctable. The healthy adults with these problems are fit for rhinoplasty surgery. The correctable deformities or nasal problems are including saddle nose, depressed nose, wide nose, humped nose, flat nose, boxy tip, wide tip, deviated septum, crooked nose, and short nose or long nose.
What are the alternatives to Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?
No alternatives can replace cosmetic rhinoplasty. However, you can try a few non-surgical methods, such as nasal strips but of no use in the long term.
Will insurance cover Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?
As an elective procedure, cosmetic surgeries are mostly not covered by insurance companies. However, post-traumatic rhinoplasty procedures may be partly or entirely reimbursable. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon and the insurance company regarding the insurance coverage.
Where will the surgery performed?
Rhinoplasty surgery will be performed in the surgical site by a skilled cosmetic surgeon under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
Do I need any touch-ups or maintenance procedures in the future?
Rhinoplasty does not demand any additional touch-ups and maintenance procedures.
When Can I Return To Work?
You can get back to work after one week following the surgery. By this time, all the dressing will be removed from your nose.
When Can I Apply Makeup?
Once all the dressings from your nose are removed, you can apply makeup on your face.
How long will be my hospital stay?
A rhinoplasty procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis, and you can go home on the same day.
Will my smell change?
You may sense some occasional offensive odour immediately after the surgery. This offensive odour is due to crusting formation in your nose. However, it is not permanent, and you can get back to normal within a week or two.
Can I get Revision Rhinoplasty surgery at Ambrosia Clinics?
Revision rhinoplasty surgery is available at our Ambrosia Clinics, Hyderabad.
Does your surgeon has experience in performing this type of surgery?
Yes, Dr Preeti Shukla, a skilled cosmetic and rhinoplasty surgeon, has experience in performing all types of cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, body contouring along with other signature makeover surgeries.
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