Rhinoplasty in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty, also called plastic surgery of the nose or a “nose job,” is a very popular procedure that can make profound differences not only in the balance of facial features, but also in a person\’s self-esteem.
The aesthetic improvements that a rhinoplasty surgeon can make include decreasing or increasing the size of the nose, altering the tip or bridge of the nose, and narrowing or changing the shape of the nostrils. Although rhinoplasty is most often sought for cosmetic reasons, it can also help correct structural defects that may cause breathing problems-septoplasty.
Cosmetic surgery of the nose begins when the rhinoplasty surgeon makes an incision either inside the nose or across the skin that separates the nostrils (this skin is called the columella). The cartilage and bone that make up the framework of the nose are then exposed and sculpted to create the desired shape and profile. The surgeon then stitches the skin back into place to complete the nose surgery.
Types of Rhinoplaty
1. Internal (closed) rhinoplasty – here the surgeon makes incisions only on the inside of the nose, opens the skin up and proceeds to do his work without making any incisions on the outside. Internal rhinoplasty requires more skill and artistry to perform and can only be properly employed in cases where the amount of surgery being performed is minimal or at least of such a nature that all of the work can be reached from the interior of the nose.
2. External rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty means the surgeon is making incisions on the outside of the nose, at the crease where the nose joins the face so that there is no visible scarring after the procedure has been completed. Open-tip rhinoplasty is usually employed where the surgery requires more extensive removal or manipulation of the skin and cartilage tissue.
Either of these procedures can be performed utilizing a local anesthetic or a general anesthesia and can usually be completed anywhere from two to four hours again depending on the complexity of the work being performed. Using either the internal or the external incision methods, the skin and cartilage of the nose is exposed and the surgeon can then begin the artful process of sculpting the existing tissue to achieve the desired goals of the patient.
Who can do better Rhinoplasty-ENT Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon?
Please remember that rhinoplasty is really more art than surgery, surgeon must be able to deal with both external deformities and internal functional deformities. An ENT surgeon with plastic surgery experience must be doing this complex procedure.
So do your home work before going to have your nose job done
Cost of Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty in Jubilee Hospital
Approx- USD 1000-1500
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