Rhinoplasty Surgery is actually a type of facial cosmetic surgery that is done for constructive or reconstructive purposes to change the size, shape, and appearance of the nose. By doing this, the nose is approximated to its desired shape, and functions of the nose are restored as well. This rhinoplasty surgery can be open rhinoplasty or can be closed rhinoplasty, depending on the need for the surgery and recommendations by your surgeon too.
Lots of nose problems are there which are corrected by rhinoplasty, therefore, it is also known as Nose Job. Some people have birth defects which just apparently look bad for the face like hump nose, depressed nose, saddle nose, deviated nasal septum to either site. Some people have impaired nasal functions like breathing problems, recurrent sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, or recurrent infections. Some people got injured or trauma to nose for which rhinoplasty is preferentially advised. Meanwhile, some people have a normal physical appearance and normal physiological functions, but they go for rhinoplasty to have a more appealing look. Thus, rhinoplasty surgery has broad surgery which is conducted for medical reasons as well as cosmetic reasons.
How Rhinoplasty Surgery Is Done?
How nose is reshaped or restored by rhinoplasty surgery? What is the exact procedure of it? Before going to the nose surgery, you should know the exact nose anatomy and its structure. The nose has a nose as well as cartilage. The upper portion is made by the nose and the lower portion is made by cartilage and covered by skin. Both nostrils of the nose are separated by cartilage and kept moisturized by mucous. The whole procedure of rhinoplasty surgery is illustrated step by step.
1- Anesthesia Is Given
Rhinoplasty surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure because there is no need of overnight stay. A patient gets general or local anesthesia before the procedure, mostly local anesthesia is preferred. With general anesthesia, your whole body will sleep throughout the operation.
But with the local anesthesia, your nose will be numbed so that you are unable to feel the pain during operating.
2- Reshaping Of Nose
During the operation, the surgeon gives incision through the nostrils, so that scar marks may not be visible. In some difficult cases, the surgeon has to incised across the base of the nose. They will separate the nose skin from your cartilage or bone and then start the reshaping of the affected part of the nose.
Skin is uplifted or retracted over the affected portion of the nose. In the case of the humped nose, extra cartilage is resected. In case of a depressed nose, silicon, or some extra tissue is filled to cover the space.
3- Suturing Of Nose
The surgeon then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage together to get a more pleasing look. Retracted skin is get attached together by sutures. These sutures will heal after a week or two. The patient is discharged immediately unless the patient is in the traumatic phase.
This procedure usually takes about one and two hours, you don’t need to admit in hospital. If the surgery is complex, it can take more time
Limit for the Rhinoplasty Surgery
The minimum age limit for the Rhinoplasty Surgery is at least 15 years old because teens don’t have this surgery until the nose has reached its adult size. Before the 15 years, septoplasty is done which is an old procedure of nose reshaping and done only for deviated nasal septum or DNS.
What Outcomes You Can Expect From The Rhinoplasty Surgery?
There are some possible changes that a surgeon can make on your nose through the nose job. These changes include:
- Size of the nose can be changed
- An angle between the mouth and nostrils can be changed
- Bridge of nose can be straightened
- Reshaping of the tip of the nose
- The deviated portion of the nose is re-corrected
- Widening or narrowing of the nostrils
- Rhinoplasty Surgery, like other surgery, carries some risks which are mostly post-operative.
Like normal surgery, some risks including bleeding, infection, or a side reaction to any anesthesia, a rhinoplasty, meanwhile, can also increase the risk of:
- Postoperative nose bleeding
- Breathing difficulties
- Numbness of nose
- Healing scars over the cut
- An asymmetrical nose
And sometimes patients are not well satisfied with the results of surgery. They went again for a nose job.