Synonyms: Nose Job, Nose Reshaping, Nose Surgery, Septal Surgery, Septoplasty, Nasal Septal Reconstruction
Rhinoplasty is done to refine and reshape your nose to improve it's appearance. Rhinoplasty may also be performed to relieve your breathing problem, correct deformity of your nose either from birth or due to injury. Rhinoplasty is sometimes performed in conjunction with a Face Lift procedure to combat aging changes.
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Cost of procedure performed in the US: $3,750.
All prices are in US dollars and include the cost of the procedure and minimum hospital stay. Estimates and minimum hospital stay will vary depending upon individual needs and requirements.
Rhinoplasty is performed to bring about many changes like reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge (drooping tip), narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
Rhinoplasty is done to reshape your nose and improve your appearance, so it is very important that you have realistic expectations as there are certain limitations to this procedure. If you have a large nose in proportion to your face or a drooping, pointed or thickened tip of the nose, if your nose is asymmetrical or crooked due to injury or overgrowth of structures inside your nose, if your nostrils are too wide, then you are an ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty.
The procedure of Rhinoplasty takes about 1 - 2 hours. Rhinoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis so prior hospitalization is not necessary. Local anesthesia and intravenous sedation is administered to minimize discomfort during Rhinoplasty. The skin of the nose is separated from it's underlying bone and cartilage which are cut and trimmed to obtain the desired results. The skin is then re-draped over the bone and cartilage. Incision(s) will be sutured and nose packs will be placed to minimize the chances of bleeding. Incisions for Rhinoplasty are made depending on the reshaping job that needs to be performed. You will be kept under observation to keep a watch for bleeding or any other post-operative complications that might become manifest in the next couple of hours after Rhinoplasty.
The guidelines that will be provided to prepare for your Rhinoplasty most commonly includes smoking cessation, discontinue the use of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID's) and herbal supplements before Rhinoplasty surgery. Make sure that you make arrangement for some one to drive you home after the Rhinoplasty procedure.
In the first 24 hours after Rhinoplasty, your face might feel a little swollen and puffy and there might be some pain or a dull ache in the nose and head area. There might be some bruising around your eyes and cheeks during the first 3 days after Rhinoplasty procedure. Stitches will be removed after 1 - 2 weeks following Rhinoplasty. Nasal packing will either dissolve on it's own or will be removed at the same time the stitches are removed. You can be up and about in the next few days after Rhinoplasty however, complete recovery can take up to several weeks. In the first few weeks after Rhinoplasty, you will be advised not to go swimming, jogging, or indulge in any activity that might raise your blood pressure. Do not rub or blow your nose and be very careful while washing you face or taking a shower or a bath.
The new look is yours for the rest of your life! The 'new nose ' is a permanent change after Rhinoplasty except for aging changes that might appear as you grow older.
B . R . A . N . D . of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty has several benefits which are not for cosmetic purposes but it can also help to provide relief to your breathing problem:
Major post-operative complications after Rhinoplasty are rare and if do occur they include:
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Keywords: Aging Changes, Cosmetic Procedures, Reconstructive Surgery, Nasal Septum, Breathing Difficulty, Drooping Nose Tip, Nose Injury, Nose Defect, Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS), Nasal Congestion, Sinusitis