What is Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty (nose plastic surgery) is a procedure to reshape the nose, making it smaller or bigger as desired. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures.
Who can perform Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is usually performed by an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon with plastic surgery Experience. Only ENT surgeon can deal with functional aspects of nose, like correcting septal deformities and all.
Since Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure, you should always look for a surgeon with a lot of experience, and ask to see photos of past patients who were operated by the same surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.
The best candidates for Rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look.
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and on what you and your surgeon prefer.
Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two or three, though complicated procedures may take longer. 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 your surgeon’s preferred technique.
Many surgeons perform Rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils. Others prefer an External-open procedure, especially in more complicated cases; they make a small incision across the columella, the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils.
When the surgery is complete, a thermoplast will be applied to help your nose maintain its new shape. Nasal packs or soft plastic splints also may be placed in your nostrils to stabilize the septum, the dividing wall between the air passages.
Duration of procedure/surgery:
– Return to work after: 1-2 weeks
– Severe exercise is possible after: 2-3 weeks
– Complete disappearance of swellings after: 2 months
– Final form of the nose after: 1 year.
After the Surgery
You’ll notice that the swelling and bruising around your eyes will increase at first, reaching a peak after two or three days. Applying cold compresses will reduce this swelling and make you feel a bit better. In any case, you’ll feel a lot better than you look. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear within two weeks or so. Some subtle swelling-unnoticeable to anyone but you and your surgeon-will remain for several months.
A little bleeding is common during the first few days following surgery, and you may continue to feel some stuffiness for several weeks. Your surgeon will probably ask you not to blow your nose for a week or so, while the tissues heal.
If you have nasal packing, it will be removed after a day and you’ll feel much more comfortable. By the end of one or, occasionally, one week, all dressings, splints, and stitches should be removed.
post op pictures after 10 days
Cost of Rhinoplasty Surgery in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum: rhinoplastycostinjubilee
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