Rhinoplasty, also known as nose job or nose surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves reshaping or resizing the nose to improve its appearance or function. The procedure can be performed for aesthetic reasons, such as correcting a crooked or misshapen nose, or for medical reasons, such as correcting a deviated septum or repairing a nasal injury.
how it is performed
During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions inside or outside of the nose to access the bone and cartilage. They may remove, reshape, or reposition these tissues to achieve the desired result. Once the reshaping is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and apply a splint or cast to the nose to help it heal properly.
Why is the surgery done
Here are some of the most common reasons why someone may choose to undergo rhinoplasty:
- Aesthetic reasons: Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nose by correcting its shape, size, and proportion.
- Breathing difficulties: Rhinoplasty can also be done to improve breathing by correcting structural abnormalities inside the nose, such as a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or collapsed nasal valves.
- Nasal trauma: Rhinoplasty can also be done to correct a nasal injury, such as a broken nose, that has resulted in deformity or breathing difficulties.
- Congenital defects: Rhinoplasty can also be done to correct a birth defect, such as a cleft palate, that affects the nose and nasal passages.
What to expect post surgery
Recovery from rhinoplasty typically involves swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes, as well as some discomfort and congestion. Patients will need to avoid Steneous activity up to 3 weeks and may need to wear the splint or cast for up to a week. Full recovery can can take up to 3 months. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery and understand that the results may take time to fully develop.
Risks associated with the surgery
Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty does come with some risks and potential complications. Some of the risks and potential complications of rhinoplasty include:
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
Frequently Asked Questions
What is rhinoplasty done for?
Rhinoplasty is done to correct the external deviation of the nose and to make it aesthetically acceptable.
IS RHINOPLASTY PAINFUL?
During the procedure the patient will not have pain. Post surgery mild pain and facial swelling may be seen in few people.
HOW MUCH TIME IS TAKEN FOR RHINOPLASTY?
NOSE RHINOPLASTY LASTS 1 TO 3 HRS DEPENDING ON THE CORRECTION MECHANISMS INVOLVED TO THAT PARTICULAR PATIENT WHICH DEPENDS ON NASAL DEFECTS HE/SHE IS HAVING
IS MYRINGOPLASTY PAINFUL
IT IS NOT A PAINFUL SURGERY. BUT few patients may EXPERIENCE DISCOMFORT WHICH IS RELIEVED WITH MEDICATION.
RHINOPLASTY IS MAJOR SURGERY :
RHINOPLASTY TAKES HOW MUCH TIME TO HEAL
4-8 WEEKS TO HEAL
HOW DO YOU SLEEP AFTER RHINOPLASTY
It is preferrable to sleep on your back with your head elevated for the first 10 days following surgery. Your nose not to be damaged if you sleep on your back. Keeping your head elevated by using a pillow or two will reduce swelling in less time as sleeping upright reduces swelling faster. Elevation of head will also help to avoid congestion build-up.
DOES A NOSE JOB CHANGE YOUR FACE
Rhinoplasty will improve the facial appearance as nose is a midline structure.making it straight will improve overall appearance of person
WHAT AGE IS YOUR NOSE FULLY DEVELOPED
At age 19, your nose is fully developed.. It is usually acceptable to undergo rhinoplasty by age 19 in girls and age 21 in boys.
DOES RHINOPLASTY LEAVE SCARS
in rhinoplasty scarring can occur,but scars are very minimal and are hardly seen.scars is usually seen in columella and is usually not visible
DOES SKIN TIGHTEN AFTER RHINOPLASTY
NO,skin texture will not change.
HOW LONG AFTER RHINOPLASTY CAN I WASH MY FACE
ONCE THE POP CAST ARE REMOVED U CAN WASH THE ENTIRE FACE.UNTIL THE POP CAST IS THERE AREA WHICH IS NOT COVERED WITH POP CAST CAN BE WASHED GENTLY.
WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER RHINOPLASTY
after rhinoplasty you have to avoid forceful blowing of nose,avoid lifting heavy weights,avoid sports,avoid travelling on two wheelers for 15 days,should lie to back for 15 days till pop cast is there.