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Rhinoplasty

Synonyms: Nose Job, Nose Reshaping, Nose Surgery, Septal Surgery, Septoplasty, Nasal Septal Reconstruction

What is Rhinoplasty?

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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Where can I get Rhinoplasty?

Country Cost with MedSolution
France $7,051 (inquire)
India $2,418 (inquire)
Turkey $5,760 (inquire)
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.

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What changes will Rhinoplasty make to your nose?

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.

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Who is an ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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.

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What does the procedure of Rhinoplasty involve?

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.

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How do I prepare for 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.

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What to expect during the recovery period after Rhinoplasty?

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.

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What is the outcome of Rhinoplasty?

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.

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B . R . A . N . D . of Rhinoplasty

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty has several benefits which are not for cosmetic purposes but it can also help to provide relief to your breathing problem:

  • Reduce or enhance the size of your nose
  • Alleviate breathing problem which may be due to asymmetrical over growth of bone or cartilage inside the nose
  • Correct injury or birth defects of the nose
  • Widen, narrow or straighten the tip and bridge of the nose

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Risks of Rhinoplasty

Major post-operative complications after Rhinoplasty are rare and if do occur they include:

  • Excessive Bleeding or Hematoma formation - Localized accumulation of blood or a nose bleed can occur especially if you are taking anticoagulant medications, aspirin or if you are a smoker.
  • Infection at the incision site
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Revision Rhinoplasty - In 5 - 10% of cases a revision Rhinoplasty is performed as desired results are not obtained after the first attempt.

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Alternatives to Rhinoplasty

  • You can either learn to live with your 'nose' or you can undergo Rhinoplasty.

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Now or Never

  • There is never a better time than now to improve your physical appearance and also breathe easier if the case may be and Rhinoplasty is the most attractive option available to do so.

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Decision to have Rhinoplasty

  • Do not hesitate to ask any question to your surgeon and your anesthetist during your pre-operative consultation to be able to make an informed decision. Once that peace of mind is attained, then taking the first step is just a phone call away and you would be amazed at the world of difference Rhinoplasty will make to your physical appearance. It is not just a 'nose', it is the 'NOSE' that you can have for the rest of your life.

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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

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