Rhinoplasty - Nosejob

Rhinoplasty - Nosejob


Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure, during which changes are made in the nose, the nasal cartilages & the nasal bone, to make the nose appear more refined & aesthetically better looking. It is plastic surgery that is done to alter the size or shape of the nose. The procedure is more commonly known as nose reshaping surgery or a “nose job” or a nasal refinement surgery. This type of surgery is used to rectify cosmetic problems involving the nose like genetic problems, disease and damage done during an accident, which can make the nose appear large, asymmetrical, crooked, bent & unsightly. Cosmetic reasons for this procedure might include a bump or a dorsal nasal hump, that the person would want removed to make the nose look more appealing. Nose cartilage can also be modified to create a more appealing look. Rhinoplasty can give the face a whole new, more attractive look.


What is the process of nose job surgery?

The rhinoplasty procedure can be done either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia throughout which you will be sedated. We prefer general anesthesia for all rhinoplasties, in which the nasal bones are modified. One of two different techniques will be used. An open rhinoplasty technique will entail that an incision will be made between your nostrils at the bottom of your nose. During a closed technique, an incision will be made inside the nostrils (in the mucosal lining). The difference between the two techniques is in the presence of an external nasal scar. Surgical tools are then used to rearrange or shape bone or cartilage in order to reshape your nose. Then, the incisions are closed. After this surgery, you will find that your nose may be splinted or covered with gauze or with a cast. Then you will be awakened. You can go home after about an hour or two hours after you have recovered. Someone must be available to take you home, as you will not be capable of driving yourself home. After a day or two, the packaging comes off and then if you received a splint or cast it will come off in approximately 7 days.


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