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Rhinoplasty Treatment & Diagnostics in MRC Nagar, Chennai

Rhinoplasty
Overview of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries that changes the shape of your nose. Before conducting rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon in Chennai will study your facial features, the skin of your nose, and the changes you need. You might need rhinoplasty to enhance your appearance or to cure breathing problems like a deviated septum.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty has also been termed as nose job or nose reshaping surgery. It involves changing the shape of the nose by modifying the bone or cartilage. The upper portion of your nose contains bone, while the lower part has cartilage. Rhinoplasty can be performed to make changes in the bone, cartilage and /or skin. If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is recommended that you consult a plastic surgeon near you.

Who qualifies for Rhinoplasty?

Before undergoing Rhinoplasty, the nasal bone must be fully grown. Girls can get rhinoplasty after turning 15, while boys need to be at least 18 years of age. This is because facial growth is completed by this age. If you want to have rhinoplasty, then you must be physically fit and be a non-smoker. You must also have realistic goals in mind about the surgery.

Why is Rhinoplasty conducted?

Rhinoplasty is required under the following circumstances:

  • Change in shape, size, and angle of the nose is required
  • Straightening of bridge
  • Reshaping the tip of the nose
  • Narrowing of nostrils
  • Breathing impairment
  • Repair of the nose after an injury
  • Any inborn defect
  • Humps or depressions on the bridge

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How to prepare for Rhinoplasty?

Before the rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon will study your medical history of surgeries, nasal obstruction, and medication. With the help of blood tests and the study of physical features like the thickness of skin, the strength of cartilage, a physical analysis must be conducted.

You must not consume Ibuprofen before or after surgery since this increases chances of bleeding. Your plastic surgeon might recommend chin augmentation to enhance the results of rhinoplasty.

How is Rhinoplasty conducted?

Before rhinoplasty, you will get either local anesthesia or general anesthesia for sedation. The surgeon makes an incision at the base of your nose between the nostrils or inside it. It leads to the separation of your skin from cartilage or bone. Then the surgeon will reshape your nose by adjusting a bone and cartilage.

The surgeon removes cartilage from the nose to bring minor changes to the nose. For significant changes, cartilage is used from your rib, implants or bones from the other parts of your body. If you have a deviated septum, then rhinoplasty can straighten it, thus improving breathing. After the reshaping of the nose, the incisions are closed with stitches.

After Rhinoplasty

Post-surgery, a plastic or metal split is placed on your nose to retain the new shape during healing. Sleep on an elevated pillow to reduce bleeding and swelling. After a few days of the surgery or removing the dressing, you might observe slight bleeding and mucus discharge. You must avoid wearing sunglasses and making extreme facial expressions like smiling or contorting your face.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty turns out to be a beneficial surgery if you have been suffering from breathing problems for a long time. It helps to straighten the nasal septum. It also reshapes the nose, changes physical appearance, and thus builds up your confidence.

Risks or complications related to Rhinoplasty

Although rhinoplasty is a safe procedure, there are some risks associated with it. Some of them are:

  • Adverse reaction to Anesthesia
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Numbness
  • Pain and discomfort might be persistent 
  • Skin discoloration
  • Scarring or poor wound healing
  • Nasal septal perforation or hole in the nasal septum
  • Possibility of an asymmetrical nose

Conclusion

Even a slight change in the nose can change your physical appearance, so have a positive outlook towards rhinoplasty. Your plastic surgeon might suggest you undergo further surgeries. It is only necessary to have a follow-up surgery after a couple of years to avoid asymmetry in the nose or to rectify any issues.

Sources

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/rhinoplasty/about/pac-20384532
https://www.healthline.com/health/rhinoplasty
https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty

How long is the recovery period after Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can lead to swelling that resolves after a few months. Otherwise, you will feel better after one week of the surgery.

How is Rhinoplasty different from Septoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the structure of the nose. Septoplasty is a surgery that straightens the nasal septum (wall inside the nose that divides the left and right side of the nasal passage).

What type of surgeon performs Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure conducted by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, or otolaryngologists (ENT).

At what age should I get Rhinoplasty?

The right age to have rhinoplasty is between 18 and 40 since the body has developed physically, and the skin is elastic.

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