Rhinoplasty is the name given to reshaping of the nose by doing surgery. It is also called nose job or nose reshaping. It is done to improve the shape of the nose. It may also be done to correct the nasal passage in case of those who are not able to breathe properly.
Nose is an important part of the face, it can make or mar how a person looks. Rhinoplasty enhances looks, thereby unleashing confidence of the person.
Rhinoplasty Surgery For Reshaping Of Nose
Who Require Rhinoplasty?
Sometimes people are born with congenial nasal defect, it definitely brings about a lot of change in the shape of the nose. The others merely go ahead with rhinoplasty to look more beautiful. There is yet another class of people who need rhinoplasty to correct facial defects brought about by an injury.
What All Can Be Achieved?
The size of the nose can be increased or decreased as per the requirement. The depressions can be raised and the humps erased. Rhinoplasty can effectively improve the shape of the tip of your nose.
The large and wide nostrils are reduced to look normal. At times, people have a twisted or a crooked nose. It can be given balanced and symmetrical shape by a surgeon.
Who Are Operated?
The doctor will agree to do rhinoplasty on you if have fully grown nose. It is not done on girls less than 16 years and boys less than 18 years of age. Because their noses are still growing. The patient should have stopped smoking and should be completely healthy.
The procedure may be done under local anesthesia or a general one.
The doctor makes incisions inside the nose to reach the tissue to be corrected. It is rare for him to cut the visible part of the nose. Once he accesses the bone or the cartilage or the tissue, he will either remove the excessive portion or add as per the requirement.
Most of the time your own bone, cartilage or the tissue will be taken from some other part of the body. At times a synthetic filler may be used. A bone is used if addition to the bone is required, cartilage will be used in place of a cartilage. Similarly, tissue is used if some more tissue is required to be added.
The doctor will keep a splint as a support till the wound heals. For additional support some other packing may also be used. Your doctor may send you home the same day or may like to keep you under observation for a day.
After The Surgery
As you recuperate, there are going to be a few difficult days ahead. There will be a lot of pain and swelling on your face around your nose. Your eyes also will be swollen. All this may last for a week or two. The doctor will prescribe the medicines to take care of all these so that they do not flare up.
Cold compresses will be of great help to look after inflammation.
There may be some risks and complications, as they are with any other surgery. Most of them will be temporary, like not being able to breathe through the nose bleeding and swelling. There may be excessive bleeding and the scare of an infection.
When the surgeon is not so experienced and your own expectations were not realistic, then the desired result may not be achieved.