RHINOPLASTY SURGERY

Nose is such an elegant feature of our face standing tall with Pride…

Nose is one prominent central feature of the face, the nose can determine your overall look. A Rhinoplasty, also known as Nose Surgery or a Nose Job, is a surgical procedure that can address several of the most common nose related concerns including:
  • Reduction in size
  • Reduction in length
  • Removing or reducing a bridge hump
  • Adjusting nostril size and shape
  • Amending asymmetry
  • Reshaping the tip of the nose
  • Improving or alleviating breathing difficulties
  TYPES OF RHINOPLASTY
  • Open Rhinoplasty: An incision is made across the skin between the nostrils leaving a very fine scar which gradually fades.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: Involves tiny incision inside the nostrils leaving minimal and mostly internal scarring.
  • Septo-Rhinoplasty: This procedure straightens the nose to correct a deviated septum.
  • Rhinoplasty-Tip: The cartilage is removed to reduce the tip without visible scarring.
  • Nostril Alteration: It involves tiny incisions with minimal scarring which is hidden in the nostril crease.
 

THE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE:

Preoperative points to be discussed with your Surgeon:
  • Your reason for undergoing nose reshaping surgery.
  • The changes you are trying to make.
  • The results you would like to achieve – you need to maintain realistic expectations.
  • Activities to be discontinued prior to surgery including smoking and taking certain medications.

Preoperative preparations:

  • You will be asked to be ‘nil-by-mouth’ for up to six hours.
  • Your surgeon will prepare you for surgery – and may draw marks on the skin
  • Final consent will be obtained at this time by your surgeon.
The surgery itself will:
  • Be performed under general anesthesia.
  • Take around two to four hours.
  • Leave minimal scarring.
  • Requires an overnight stay in hospital.
Postoperative:
  • A splint is placed over the bridge of your nose, possibly packs inside the nostrils and possibly ice packs over your eyes, to minimise bruising and swelling.
  • You may not be able to breathe through your nose for first 48 hours. Also drink plenty of fluids to help avoid a sore throat.
  • Painkillers will be offered; however the congested nasal feeling will mainly be the reason for the discomfort.

Postoperative surgery you might:

  • Experience some numbness, bruising and swelling which gradually fades up.
  • Have slight bleeding from your nostrils which can be dabbed away.
  • Need to rest in a semi-upright position for the first few days and avoid bending down.
  • Be required to come in to the clinic for a post operative appointment post surgery as per protocol.