Rhinoplasty, or nose-reshaping surgery (‘nose-job’), is among the five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. For patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, rhinoplasty, is a welcomed cosmetic solution. Because the nose is the most prominent facial feature, altering its size and/or shape can have a significant impact on one’s appearance. When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, rhinoplasty can greatly improve the balance of facial features, helping patients find new confidence.
R hinoplasty is plastic surgery that modifies the shape and size of the nose. While most of these procedures are performed for aesthetic reasons, rhinoplasty can also a solution to structural defects that may cause breathing problems. The nose reshaping procedure can be done as an outpatient or inpatient treatment that typically lasts one to three hours. THE IDEAL RHINOPLASTY CANDIDATE are Prominent nasal hump, wide nose or nasal tip needs refinement.
There are 2 Rhinoplasty Techniques
1. Closed Rhinoplasty (Internal Approach Rhinoplasty): an operative technique which incisions are made entirely within the nasal interior.
2. Open Rhinoplasty (Open Structure Rhinoplasty): an operative technique by which an external incision is made to gain access to the interior of the nose.
The main difference between Open and Closed Rhinoplasty is that a small incision is made on the underside of the nose-the Columella during an open approach.
What is Rhinoplasty ?
Because of individual factors, not everyone will achieve the same results from rhinoplasty. Your surgeon's goal is to obtain the best possible results for you.
Alterations may be made to increase or decrease the nasal bridge, reduce the size or width of the nose, narrow the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and upper lip, or reshape the tip.
The surgical techniques employed will depend primarily on the goals you establish with your plastic surgeon. In many instances, all of the incisions will be placed inside your nose, where they will not be visible. If the base of the nose is to be narrowed or the nostrils reduced, small wedges of skin at the base of the nostrils will be removed. Incisions are hidden in the natural crease where the nostril joins the cheek.
Through the small incisions described previously, work is done on the cartilage and bone that form the framework of your nose. Sometimes, the position of certain bones may need to be altered slightly in order to make your nose look narrower and straighter. If your nose needs to be built up in some areas, this can be done using nasal cartilage, or perhaps bone or cartilage from another part of your body such as ear’s cartilage. The skin and soft tissues then re-drape themselves over this new "scaffolding."
Result and Follow up
Generally, bruising around the eyes and cheeks is most apparent during the first three days following surgery. Most discolouration will clear within a week. A few days after surgery, you can begin to use makeup as a concealer, if you wish. Noticeable swelling may last for several weeks. Minor residual swelling, most frequently affecting the nasal tip, may continue for many months, but generally this should not be apparent to others.