Rhinoplasty

The nose plays a key role in making your face attractive. However, not all are gifted with a nose ideal in shape and size. Rhinoplasty, which is also called a nose job, enhances the facial harmony making your nose ideally proportionate. Sometimes the procedure is also performed to fix the impaired breathing due to the presence of a structural defect in the nose. Rhinoplasty can fix the nose size, can remove the hump, and can change the angle between the nose and the upper lip.

The main role of Rhinoplasty is to revise the shape and size of the nose to the patient’s desired look and functionality after considering the skin type and facial structure in mind.

Ideal Candidate

Rhinoplasty can be performed to fix an overly large nose, a nose that is drooping, upturned, or has enlarged tip, a nose that has an overdeveloped bridge which creates a dorsal hump and nose that has changes with aging. You may be an ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty:

  • If you are self-conscious about your nose.
  • If you have a deformity that needs to be corrected.
  • If you are physically healthy and want to improve the way you look.
  • If you understand what is involved in the procedure and are prepared for it accordingly.
  • If you have a positive outlook towards life and have complete facial growth.

Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery includes the following steps:

  • 1. Anesthesia – To make the surgery less painful, medications are administered to the patient. The surgeon can make a choice between general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
  • 2. The incision – The procedure used can either be closed or open. In the closed procedure, the incisions are hidden inside the nose, and in an open procedure, the incisions are made across the columella, which is a narrow strip of tissue separating nostrils.
  • 3. Reshaping the nose – A large nose can be reduced in size by removing a part of the cartilage or bone. Depending on the surgery type and the condition of the nose, there may be a need for cartilage grafts.
  • 4. Correction of the deviated septum –If the nasal septum is deviated, it is straightened, and the projections are reduced to improve breathing.
  • 5. Closing the incision – Once the nose is sculpted, nasal skin is redraped, and incisions are closed.

Recovery

Rhinoplasty is performed by an expert plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist, and it is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general or local anesthesia, although, in most cases, the patient may be asked to stay overnight for monitoring the condition. After surgery, most patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which can be managed by proper medication.

The patient may go back to work after a week, and strenuous activities can be started again after a couple of weeks. The initial days of recovery may be awkward due to the bruising under the eyes. The patient may even be asked to wear a splint to protect the nasal bones and cartilage involved in the procedure. The patient is instructed to avoid any activity affecting the nose. He should also avoid getting his nose sunburned for at least eight weeks, and for that use of sunblock, which offers both UVA and UVB protection is advisable. It may take some time for the final results to be visible. The results thus produced are permanent.

Known complications

There are no such serious complications if the procedure is performed under an expert. However, in some cases, there may be swelling or bruising around the eyes, which may subside after some time.

Recent advances

New technologies and innovative surgical techniques are changing the way Rhinoplasty is being performed these days. The procedure has seen a shift from a reductive to a structural approach. In earlier days, facial plastic surgeons were more focused on removing the tissues around the nose, which would cause loss of too much tissue. Experts like Dr. Parag Telang prefer structural Rhinoplasty, where rearrangement of all the bone and cartilaginous framework is done, which leads to more stable and satisfying results that remain permanent.

Technological advances are allowing the patients to heal more quickly than ever before and to make them see the results that better match their expectations. Dr. Parag, one of the most popular cosmetic surgeons, suggests patients to research the before and after photographs of their prospective surgeon to get an idea about their skills.

Why Dr. Parag Telang?

Dr. Parag Telang is one of the most qualified plastic surgeons who is ideal for performing the procedure. His qualifications, along with his experience makes him a renowned plastic surgeon. He discusses the procedure in advance with his patients and tells them what they should expect. Dr. Parag Telang brings harmonious results, which blend well with the patient’s facial proportions.

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