Procedure

Nose surgery is the most complex cosmetic surgical procedure which requires expertise. It is performed on outpatient basis and the duration of procedure varies depending on the complexity of surgery and technique used. The procedural steps are:

  • General anesthesia is administered.
  • Incisions will be made on the appropriate site depending on the technique surgeon uses for performing surgery. Incisions are made:
  • Inside the nostrils in closed rhinoplasty
  • Across the columella – narrow strip of tissues between nostrils – in open rhinoplasty
  • Then the skin will be raised to allow access to make the alterations.
  • Surgeon will make the required alterations including:
  • Removing bone or cartilage to reduce size of nose
  • Attaching a cartilage graft to increase the size of nose
  • Straightening the deviated septum
  • Sculpting the underlying structure to desired shape
  • Finally, skin will be redrapped and incisions will be stitched closed using either absorbable or non-absorbable stitches.

Rhinoplasty Benefits

Rhinoplasty has many aesthetic and health benefits. Some of them include:
• It improves the shape of the nose.
• It makes the nose proportionate to rest of the facial features.
• It improves facial symmetry.

Rhinoplasty Results

Your nose will be sensitive and swollen for few months after surgery. The final results of surgery will become apparent after the swelling subsides completely. About 90% of the swelling will subside in about three months but it may take a year to subside completely. The results of the rhinoplasty will be permanent.

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