Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure typically performed to reshape the nose in order to create facial harmony. The operation may also be performed to correct structural defects that interfere with breathing, eating or sleeping. It is important to have realistic expectations. Rhinoplasty can help you improve upon your existing nose, but it cannot deliver “perfection” nor can it give you the nose of someone else. A skilled, qualified cosmetic surgeon will explain to you what is possible and help you achieve a nose that looks natural with your unique features. The goals of nose reshaping are as individual as the patients who choose to have rhinoplasty. By reshaping the nasal structures, including bone, cartilage, and skin, a cosmetic surgeon can help achieve one or more of the following:
- Straighten a crooked nose
- Smooth a prominent bump in the bridge of the nose
- Reduce the length of an over-protruding nasal tip
- Refine the size of a bulbous nasal tip
- Narrow a nose that is too wide for the face
- Reduce the size of a nose that is too large
- Restore symmetry to the nose following injury
- Correct breathing problems by opening up blocked nasal passages.
Rhinoplasty is usually performed by an open approach, where an incision is made across the columella, and the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts.Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used. If the septum is deviated, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing.Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed.
WHO IS THE CANDIDATE?
- After facial growth completion (after puberty)
- Patient with realistic expectation
- Septal perforation
- Anesthesia related complication
- Duration: 2 to 3 hrs.
- Anesthesia: general
- Hospital stay: 1 to 2 days
- Back to work: 2 to 3 weeks
- post-operative care: 4 to 6 week
- result: permanent
Choosing a Qualified plastic Surgeon Rhinoplasty is one complex procedure, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to choose a trained and licensed plastic surgeon that can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.