Nose restructuring or rhinoplasty improves the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose of a person. It can be a life-enhancing and rewarding procedure at the hand of a qualified and skilled cosmetic surgeon. This cosmetic, as well as medical procedure, can improve the aesthetic appeal as well as it can treat the issues related to breathing.
There are two types of nose restructuring procedure and these are open nose surgery and closed nose surgery. The open nose surgery involves major reshaping of the nose and it may take more than one and a half hours to 4 hours. On the other hand, the closed nose surgery is a minor nose job and it takes around 45 minutes to complete the procedure.
In case of open nose surgery, the surgeon will cut and will open the base of the columella, the bridge of the tissue that separates the nostrils connecting the nasal tip and nasal base. The surgeon will lift the skin and will make necessary alternations required for the nose restructuring. It also involves the extraction of cartilage meant to adjust the shape, structure, and size of the nose.
For minor surgery, local anesthesia is enough, however, for major surgery, the surgeon may decide to administer general anesthesia depending on the complexity of the surgery. In the case of local anesthesia, the anesthesia can sedate a specific part of your body while you remain conscious. General anesthesia is the inhalation through a tiny tube placed in the chest, neck or hand that can make you unconscious during the procedure.
How to prepare for the nose restructuring surgery?
There are a lot of processes involved in the preparation of the nose restructuring procedure. You should only decide for the surgery after scheduling an appointment and consulting with a reputed surgeon and discuss the possibility, the risk factors and outcomes of the surgery. The surgeon can have a brief discussion with you about your medical history to decide your qualification for the surgery.
The surgeon will be the best person to suggest to you what type of nose surgery you may require. Since the nose restructuring procedure is a complex one, you should communicate properly with the surgeon and tell all your problems and expectations. Your doctor may advise a thorough physical examination after having a brief consultation with you.
The results of the physical examination will help the surgeon to decide the best option suitable for your nose restructuring need. The doctor may also suggest additional tests like X-ray, blood test for having a comprehensive diagnosis. It may also happen that the doctor advises you for not going for any nose reconstruction surgery.
After the surgery is over, the surgeon will advise shifting the patient to a recovery room for monitoring until you get complete consciousness. In the majority of the cases, you will leave on the same day of the surgery if you do not develop any major health complications. You need to take enough rest post-surgery and ensure that you get adequate care so that you can avoid risks and complications.
It may take between 4 to 8 weeks to recover completely after delicate and complicated nose restructuring surgery. A few things can happen after the surgery like a sensation of congestion, bleeding, and swelling of the nose, a state of mild confusion, a nauseated feeling and discomfort due to the placement of stint. You need not panic as these things are normal and will subside after a short time.
You have to follow the medications prescribed by the surgeon religiously and must exercise to avoid the risks after the surgery. There can be skin discoloration and swelling in the eyelids for two to three weeks of surgery. The discoloration and swelling will reduce substantially after a few weeks.
The cost of nose reconstruction surgery may vary as it depends on the complexity of the operation. However, an estimated range of the cost can be anything between INR 40, 000 top INR 2, 00,000 in India.
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It is a surgery performed to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose of a person. With the help of small instruments placed through tiny incisions inside noses of patients, the surgery reshapes and refines the cartilage and bones.
The surgeon will operate with either local or general anesthesia depending on the need and hence there will be no pain during the operation. You can experience little pain after surgery and stiffness due to nasal swellings. There is a fast recovery for patients who undergo nose reconstruction surgery and you will only require little medication prescribed by the doctor.
The four areas that may change are the profile, the tip, the nostrils, and the width. It is possible to make the nose narrower, smaller or larger or you can choose an optimal shape without changing the overall size.
The splint supports the new shape for around 5 to 7 days and after its removal, a slight swelling will be there for 4 to 6 days. Discoloration near the eyes may be there for 5 to 10 days but it usually conceals after the seventh day. After passing one to three weeks with limited activities, most persons can resume normal work.
You can allow the doctor to perform a separate procedure called septoplasty when you undergo nose reconstruction surgery. It can eliminate the obstruction of the nose effectively and can improve the breathing of a patient.
You can get beautiful nose shapes that can look completely natural and as per your choice before the surgery.
Normally the insurance companies cover the corrective treatments, and if the nose problems are due to some accident, you can get some coverage from the insurance companies.
Yes, with the help of computer imaging technique, you can have realistic expectations of the outcome of the nasal surgery.
People also have receded chin with a large nose and you can go for chin augmentation procedure that can dramatically improve the look of your face along with nose reconstruction surgery.