Rhinoplasty Explained | Facts About the Surgery
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred as a nose job, is a procedure to surgically modify the form of a nose to make it aesthetically more pleasing. It can also be done to correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
The human nose is not only a very important functional organ but is also aesthetically important. Being located in the center of the face and visible from both the profile and lateral views, the overall shape of a nose and its relation to the facial structures define the beauty of the face. A nose job is a surgical procedure to correct or modify the shape of the nose with an aim to make it more pleasing thereby enhancing the overall facial beauty.
There are multiple deformities that can be corrected surgically, including hump on the nose, broad nose, drooping tip, broad and bulbous tip, flattened nose, crooked nose. All of which can be corrected in a nose job.
The most important part of performing a rhinoplasty is not the surgery itself, but the assessment of the nasal structure and its relation to facial proportions, and that is why the first consultation with your plastic surgeon is very important. We at Deccan Clinic, assess the patient’s photographs taken in different views during the first consultation. After identifying the problem, the same is discussed with the patient along with possible surgical results. We make sure that the patient’s expectations are realistic.
Now, there are 2 approaches to rhinoplasty. It might be an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty, both have their own advantages and disadvantages. In open rhinoplasty, there is an external scar on the nose which is generally not visible because it is situated on the underside of the nose which is called as the columellar part of the nose. Open rhinoplasty surgery is most suitable if the amount of corrections to be done in the nose are huge. So when the surgeon is faced with large amounts of modifications, he/she would prefer open rhinoplasty. In close rhinoplasty, there are incisions too, but these incisions are situated inside the nose, so there is no external scar that is visible and therefore it is suitable only for minor corrections. The advantage is that there are no scars in this surgery.
During rhinoplasty, after the skin is cut it is elevated from the underlined bony and cartilaginous framework which gives the shape to the nose there after the shape of the framework is altered either by trimming or suturing or adding a few things, after which the skin and the soft tissue is again redraped over the nose, giving it the more pleasing shape.
The rhinoplasty surgery is a very safe procedure in general. You do not have major complications associated to rhinoplasty. The risks in rhinoplasty may include some amount of bruising around the nose and on the inside of the eyes.
The recovery of rhinoplasty actually depends on the amount of manipulations which have been done, it will vary from case to case. Generally, if there is no bony manipulation done then the recovery takes around 7-8 days, If bony manipulations are done then it could take up to 3 weeks with a plaster on the nose.
A “nose job” procedure sounds like it should hurt, but it really doesn’t. Most patients believe that a rhinoplasty has got to be a painful procedure. But the truth is that rhinoplasty is one of the least uncomfortable procedures in all of the plastic surgery.
The rhinoplasty surgery is among the most demanding of all cosmetic surgeries. Poor surgical planning can lead to suboptimal results, so pick your nose (surgeon) carefully.