Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape of the nose and enhance the overall appearance of the face. People get rhinoplasty for various reasons such as to correct breathing problems, to repair their nose after an injury, or to complement their look. 

Possible changes after rhinoplasty include: 

  • A change in the size/shape/angle of the nose
  • A change in the tip of the nose
  • A change in the shape of nostrils
  • Smoothing the bump on the nose
  • Correction of deviation of the nose
  • Improvement in breathing

Procedure for Rhinoplasty surgery / Nose job in India

A nose job or rhinoplasty is performed by a plastic surgeon. It is one of the most complex surgeries, so it is important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. During rhinoplasty, the cartilage and bones of the nose are modified and shaped to give an appealing look. 

The process of Rhinoplasty surgery includes:

1 . Anesthesia

Before the surgery begins, the patient is given general anesthesia to provide comfort throughout the surgery. 

2. The Incision

 There are two methods to perform rhinoplasty.

  • Open Rhinoplasty

In the open rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made across the columella, which helps the surgeon to lift and shape the nose structure. 

  • Closed Rhinoplasty

In the closed rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made inside the columella, which gives the surgeon access to the nose through the nostrils.

The type of rhinoplasty is selected based on the changes required.

3. Reshaping the nose structure

The nose structure is reshaped by modifying the alignment of bones and cartilage to give you a sharper and straighter nose. Occasionally in primary and mostly in re-do nose jobs, additional cartilage from ribs or ears is needed to provide support to the nose. 

4. Closing the incision

After completing the reshaping process, the surgeon closes the incision and applies a cast which is removed at 7-14 days depending on the changes performed.

Though the result of surgery is immediately visible on the removal of the cast, the final result can be appreciated only after 6 months to 1 year after surgery when all the swelling disappears.

To get more detailed information about rhinoplasty and its procedure contact the best plastic surgeon in India, Dr. Sudhanva Kumar. He is an internationally trained, experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.  

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