The Cosmetic Surgery of Nose - Rhinoplasty
The present day is the day of a makeover, be it in India or the rest of the world. The changing lifestyles and modernization have prompted the present generation to understand the benefits of a makeover with cosmetic body procedures. Of the Cosmetic body procedures Rhinoplasty or otherwise known as nose job is the most popular and sought after Cosmetic surgery procedure in India.
Cosmetic surgeries such as Rhinoplasty can change one’s personality and boost up one’s confidence and performance.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty otherwise called nose surgery or nose job in India is the most popular plastic surgery procedure. It is a procedure that reshapes and redrapes the nose in order to get a more symmetric proportionate and vibrant facial appearance and for functional purposes. Rhinoplasty can reshape and re-drape the nose in a number of ways. A bulky nose can be made smaller and a small nose can be made bigger. The tip of the nose can be moulded to the desired shape that is necessary by sculpting the cartilages and re-draping the skin. The demand for cosmetic procedures such as Rhinoplasty in Bangalore is on the rise and more and more young individuals come seeking for Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size in relation to facial balance
- Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.
Good candidates for a Rhinoplasty include healthy individuals with any of the following issues:
- Nose disproportionately large for the face
- Hump or depression on the nasal bridge
- Disproportionately wide shape
- Nasal tip that droops
- Enlarged nasal tip
- Excessively flared nostrils
- Off-center or crooked nose
- Asymmetry caused by injury
- Airway obstruction impairing breathing
Incisions are made inside the nostrils or at the base of the nose, providing access to the cartilage and bone, which can then be sculpted into shape.
Are there safety concerns associated with Rhinoplasty?
Though thousands of men and women undergo Nose Reshaping Surgery each year and experience no major complications, the procedure does carry some degree of risk. It is important you be well informed of these risks when considering Rhinoplasty. Cosmetic Surgeon Dr.Girish.A.C sees the discussion of potential risks and complications as one of the most important aspects of patient consultation. During your consultation, he will discuss these potential complications with you, listen to your safety questions and offer instructions on how to minimise your risk.
A splint made of tape and an overlay of plastic or metal is applied to help the bone and cartilage of the nose maintain their new shape
How should I prepare for my cosmetic Rhinoplasty ?
It is important to follow Dr.Girish’s instructions when preparing for Rhinoplasty or nasal surgery to ensure the best possible results. Those instructions may include:
- Refraining from smoking for several weeks before and after surgery
- The avoidance certain medications
- Arranging for help following surgery, such as a ride home and proper in-home care
What will happen the day of my surgery?
Rhinoplasty may require a short, one-night hospital stay, though most patients are able to return home the same day.
During surgery, medications will be administered to ensure comfort. General anaesthesia will most likely be used to allow you to sleep during the procedure. Dr.Girish.A.C uses only doctors (anesthesiologists)-not nurses (CRNA’s or anaesthetists)-to administer anaesthesia to his patients. He will carefully monitor your physical status throughout the operation and during your recovery.
What should I expect during my recovery?
Dr.Girish.A.C uses advanced techniques to foster faster recovery for all his patients. Directly after surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery area. Your head will be elevated and any pain you may feel will be controlled with medication. In most instances, a splint will be applied to the bridge of the nose for stabilisation purposes. Splints may also be used inside the nostrils, especially if work has been done to improve breathing. A small bandage beneath the nose tip will also be applied in cases of open Rhinoplasty.
Before surgery, these Rhinoplasty patients have large, slightly hanging noses, with a hump and an enlarged tip.
The day of Rhinoplasty surgery?
- In this early stage of healing, activity must be kept to a minimum
- Resting with your head elevated is important to minimise swelling
- Bleeding and stuffiness may occur in small amounts
Within 10 days
- Bruising will begin to subside
- Swelling reaches its peak and then begins to go down
- Stitches and splints will be removed
- Makeup can be applied to conceal any discoloration
- Non-strenuous activity may begin
After several weeks
- Exercise and most other normal activities may resume
- Most swelling will subside
- Numbness will diminish; though some may persist for several months
- Eyeglasses may be worn
It will be important to keep your nose shielded from sunlight for several months. Using sunblock to protect your skin is essential.
How soon should I expect to see my results?
Your results should begin to emerge within a few weeks after surgery. As each month passes, you’ll notice gradual improvement until healing is complete. It may take up to two years or more for your final results to appear.
Though getting used to your new look may take time, most patients are very pleased with their results. Many reports increased self-confidence and an improvement in the overall facial look. Rhinoplasty results are permanent, though the ageing process may eventually change your nose shape.
How long will I continue to see my Plastic Surgeon?
Dr.Girish.A.C believes in the importance of follow-up visits, to answer any questions you may have and monitor your healing process. Rather than delegating all of these visits to a nurse, he enjoys seeing his patients as they heal over time. Your first post-operative visit will be scheduled after the initial healing period, during the first week after surgery. In the following months, Dr.Girish.A.C may ask you to return for periodic checkups. Keeping these appointments is important to allow him to assess your long-term results and address any questions or concerns you may have.
After surgery, the patient has a smaller nose, a straighter bridge, a well defined nasal tip and an improved angle between the nose and upper lip.