Rhinoplasty in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum.
The nose occupies the centre of the face and is one of the most commonly noticed parts of the face. It also has important functions related to breathing. The nose is made up of bones and cartilages that are joined together to form the shape of a roof. This is supported by a midline wall called the nasal septum that separates the nose into right and left nostrils. The shape of the nose depends on all these structures and the skin covering it, as well as hereditary factors. Nasal deformities are readily noticeable.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery done on the nose to reshape it, to improve appearance, to improve breathing, to correct an injury or birth deformity. Also a septoplasty can be done at the same time to open blocked nasal passages due to a deviated septum.
When Rhinoplasty is combined with an operation on the septum, it is called a Septorhinoplasty.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Open Technique-External Rhinoplasty
With this technique, most of the incisions remain inside the nose. However, there is one incision made across the Columella, which is the cartilage that separates the nostrils. Once the skin is freed, it can then be lifted over the nose to allow the cartilage structure of the nose to be seen. The surgeon can see the cartilage in its natural state and can make the appropriate surgical changes to create more aesthetically pleasing nose.
With the open Rhinoplasty technique it is easier for the surgeon to se the structure of the patient\’s nose, but it leaves the patient with a small permanent scar across the columella.
With the closed technique all of the incisions are made inside the nose. Then cartilage is pulled out from the nose and shaped. An experienced surgeon should do this procedure. This technique leaves no visible scars and achieves a very natural looking nose. This procedure takes less time than the open Rhinoplasty.
A good candidate for a cosmetic nose job is anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her nose and is looking for an improvement in the way he or she looks. Candidates should also be in good physical health, be psychologically stable and have realistic expectations.
If you are considering Rhinoplasty, be sure to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. During your initial consultation, you will be asked what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it.
Also, the surgeon will evaluate the structures of your nose such as the underlying nasal bones and cartilage, your overlying skin and your other facial features. After this evaluation, the surgeon can tell you if expectations are realistic and whether the Rhinoplasty will enhance your natural facial beauty.
Will Insurance Cover a Rhinoplasty?
It’s important to realize that elective, cosmetic surgery is NOT typically covered under most insurance plans.
Cost of Rhinoplasty in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum:
Approx Rs 50-70,000 (USD 1500-2000) depending upon the type of surgery, duration of surgery, whether additional surgery like septoplasty done etc.
(Pre and post op Rhinoplasty)
For Appointment– call 0471-2334561/62/63/64, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925
Clinic hours: Mon-Wed-Friday (8AM -1 PM)
Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays (8AM-4PM)
To reach Jubilee Hospital: jubileehospitaltrivandrum