Not everyone is satisfied with the way they look and in fact most people would be able to pin point one or two aspects about their appearance that they would change. For some people these changes would be on a problem area in their body or for others it would be an aspect of their face that they would enhance or diminish. One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is nose surgery (nose job or rhinoplasty).
Though there are many features on the face, noses tend to be one of the most prominent features. Though a large nose with an accentuated bridge can be seen as a feature of beauty, there are people who would prefer if the silhouette of their face was different. Rhinoplasty is a type of nose surgery that can reshape the nose surgically so that the nose has a different shape.
Before getting this surgery it is important for the patient to have a consultation with the plastic surgeon so the patient can discuss with the doctor what they hope to achieve with the surgery. Some people just want a bit of a reduction in size; others want a complete reshaping of the nose, the bridge and the nostrils while others may have a crooked nose due to when they broke it as a child that never got fixed. The consultation will allow the patient and the doctor to decide on a nose shape and agree on what will be done before the patient goes into surgery.
The surgery usually takes only a few hours, and patients can often go home on the same day. Recovery takes a week or two. After the surgery, the bandages should remain for one week to allow the nose to heal properly.
Nose comes in different shapes and sizes. No two noses are exactly alike. Taking its shape and size into consideration, noses are classified as Combo nose, East Asian nose, Nubian nose, Greek nose, Hawk nose etc. Some have bony sharp nose; while others have plump nose. Similarly, some are happy with the gifts of nature and some are not. Are you not happy with the appearance of your nose? Rhinoplasty will come to your rescue.
Rhinoplasty is a medical procedure that helps in altering the shape of the nose and improving its function. It serves two different purposes – Reconstructive and Cosmetic. A reconstructive surgery helps to repair deformities of the nose after injury, correct birth defects or improve breathing problems. Rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes intends to enhance the appearance of the nose by making changes in size and angle, straightening the bridge, reshaping the tip and narrowing the nostrils. By reshaping the nasal structures, including bone, cartilage and skin, a cosmetic surgeon can help in enhancing your natural beauty.
There are two types of rhinoplasty. Depending on a patient’s anatomy, a cosmetic surgeon will employ different techniques to cater to the needs of the patient. And they are broadly classified as,
1. Open Rhinoplasty – In this type of medical procedure, a small incision is made under the nasal tip, between the nostrils. This approach allows the surgeon to have complete access to nasal structures. This increased access will help in extensive reshaping.
2. Closed Rhinoplasty – For a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostrils. This method helps in achieving minor adjustments in nasal structures.
Operations take between 90-180 minutes depending on the technique being used. The results of rhinoplasty surgery are permanent. Which means, the nose that you desired for will be with you for the rest of your lives. And that gives you a great responsibility to shoulder. You need to choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon whom you can trust to deliver the desired results.