Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum
Rhinoplasty is the cosmetic surgery of nose that is performed in order to reshape the nose. Although rhinoplasty is most often sought for cosmetic reasons, it can also help correct structural defects that may cause breathing problemsâ€¦
During surgery the skin of the Nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The nature of the sculpting will depend on your problem and the surgical technique. Finally, the skin is red raped over the new framework. This surgical procedure may be performed from within the Nose, making the incisions inside the nostrils. The duration of surgery is about 2 hrs.
Post Op Care
After waking up from anesthesia, you will be taken to a post op recovery station where specially trained nurses look after you for the first 12 hrs. Your vital signs-BP, Pulse, ECG, and Respiration etc are closely monitored. You will not be given any thing to drink first 3-4 hours but if you feel mouth dry, small sips of water are given to wet your mouth.
After 3 hrs, you will be given clear water; soft drinks etc and after wards may be some ice cream as a bonus! Evening you will be allowed to eat soft diet like porridge, rice, bread etc.
Once you are up and about, you will be shifted to your own room.
The Post operative ward in Jubilee Hospital is well equipped and highly trained nurses are available.
Post Op Instructions
There are really no hard and fast rules about Rhinoplasty recovery. Everyone heals differently, and in their own time. Your road to recovery begins almost immediately after your nose surgery.
Nasal Packing: I use Merocel â€“Compressed gel-for internal nasal pack. This will be removed after 24-48hrs. With packing in place, you will have to breathe through your mouth, and you will have somewhat more swelling than usual.
Internal Silastic Splint- A small splint will be placed inside the nose. This keeps the septum in place, and removed after 5-7 days time.
External Thermpolastic Splint. The splint put on your nose at the end of surgery is intended to provide protection, serving as a sort of small external skeleton. It will be removed in 7 days time.
Sleeping: Keeping your head (and nose) elevated tends to reduce swelling. If possible, sleep on two or three pillows.
Bleeding: After surgery, some oozing and bleeding usually occurs for a day or two, and crusting dried blood will collect in the nostrils.
Nasal blockage-You may also feel extremely stuffed-up after nose surgery. The challenge here is that you should not blow your nose for at least one week. Decongestants may help relieve your stuffiness.
Bruising-There will be some bruising and swelling in the days and weeks after your nose surgery. You may even develop two black eyes. Try applying cold compresses on the sore areas. I usually give Dexamethazone and Enractin the first day.
Be careful washing your face and make sure to apply sun screen if you go out in the sun. Your nose will be very sensitive for a while after your Rhinoplasty.
Post of the swelling resolves within two weeks and the rest tends to go away within a month, but it can take up to 3-6 months for all the residual swelling to abate. Be patient.
You can likely return to work within 10-14 days after having Rhinoplasty.
Cost of Rhinoplasty in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, Inda:
The best part of getting a rhinoplasty plastic surgery in India is the cost of nose job which is much less as compared to any other western countries where it costs any way between $ 5000-10000. Rhinoplasty in Jubilee Hospital cost $ 1500-2000 depending upon the procedures involved.
Make Physical Consultation with-
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum Kerala South India
Tel. 0471 3080300 , 0471 233 4561
OP Clinic Mon-Wed-Friday 9 AM -12 Noon
Operation Days Tues-Thu-Saturday 8 AM -2 PM
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