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Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the nose. A SeptoRhinoplasty is often performed to correct any defects within the nose such as a deviated septum or nasal obstructions. A nose surgery is also performed to restore the nose to its original shape after it has suffered a major injury during an accident or any other unfortunate event. In a Rhinoplasty procedure, the cosmetic surgeon changes the nasal bone, cartilage, soft tissues or adds tissues to the nose, to aesthetically improve the appearance of the nose for the patient.

There could be several different reasons why patients opt for a nose surgery such as small nose, large nose, deviated/crooked nose, nose hump, wide tip, wide nostrils etc.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most delicate and complex surgical procedures in plastic surgery.

Who is the ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty?

An ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery can be anyone (male or female) who is unhappy with the appearance of their nose or has breathing problems due to issues in the nasal airways and the one who has realistic expectations.

Nose is made up of two components

Support – Bone in upper part (hard) & cartilage in lower part ( soft to firm).

Cover – Overlying skin & soft tissues.

Why do patients opt for Rhinoplasty?

There could be several different reasons why patients opt for a nose surgery. Following are the issues that patients face which can be resolved with a Rhinoplasty:

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Reducing A Large Nose

Sometimes nose may be noticeably larger in size. Reduction Rhinoplasty can help in achieving narrowed and lowered nose.

Augmenting Small Nose

Small nose can be enlarged by modifying the shape of cartilage or adding some cartilage/ soft tissue to it. Another way to augment such nose is with a silicone implant

Hump Reduction

The hump of the nose is lowered to make dorsum of nose straight

Deviated / Crooked Nose

Instead of being centralized and straight, some nose has deviated to one side. In such cases, the deviated nose is made straight & well centred.

Reducing A Wide Tip

Wide tip of the nose may be because of excess wide cartilage &/or because of thick skin & soft tissue portion. Such a wide tip can be made narrow & well defined

Different parts of nose include:

Radix / Root- Uppermost and deeper most point of nose, Tip- Lowermost & most projectile part of nose just above nostrils (Air passages) Dorsum / Bridge- Elevated part of nose from Radix / Root extending down to tip Base- Lower and wider most part of nose Septum- Central partition between two nostrils (Air passages).

What is the procedure?

In non-surgical rhinoplasty technique, we deliver tiny micro-droplets of filler, just under the nasal skin only in the places where your nose needs attention. Your body automatically reacts and surrounds the filler with an invisible microscopic wall of natural tissue which makes the permanent improvement.

A 27 or even 30-gauge needle, one of the finest known at .01025 of an inch, about the thickness of six human hair, delivers the liquid from a specialized injection syringe graduated in 1/100ths of a CC (5 ccs per teaspoon).

To assure patient comfort, a prescription anesthetic ointment is applied to the skin prior to the procedure.

What is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is a permanent nose job technique, also known as injection rhinoplasty. It is just what it sounds like, a permanent, minimally invasive, non-surgical nose reshaping procedure. It is also called as a 15-minutes nose job as it takes 15 minutes to complete the procedure.

How much does Rhinoplasty procedure cost?

The actual cost estimate will be given to you by your surgeon. Since every case is unique the skills required and the time required will be different. Therefore, it is better if you consult your rhinoplasty surgeon on matters of cost.

What to expect before and after surgery?

Your plastic surgeon may ask you to undergo certain routine blood tests before the surgery. This helps them in establishing your health condition and alleviates any complications that may arise in the surgery.

The Rhinoplasty surgeon may also ask you to stop certain medications prior to the surgery. Also, in case you are a smoker then you will have to stop smoking 4 weeks prior to the surgery. You cannot consume any food or liquids (minimum) 6 hours prior to the surgery.

After the surgery, a full week’s rest is essential when recovering after a nose plastic surgery. You can slowly start resuming your activities after the nasal splint is removed and your doctor gives you an all-clear.

What are the risks associated with Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

In our experience, non-surgical rhinoplasty technique has had a near perfect record of success and patient satisfaction. It is free from side effects.

Asymmetrical nostrils
Broken nose or imperfections
Concealing nasal lump
Twisted or asymmetrical noses
People who want to opt for their first surgical nose job
Those who want to repair a failed surgical nose job
Nose tip refinement or lifting
Bridge augmentation
Dips, and divots outside the nose.

What is the recovery time?

This procedure has no downtime. The patient does not experience any swelling or bruising. The patient is fit to go anywhere he wants right after the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I notice my results?

Rhinoplasty results become apparent after swelling subsides over the weeks and months following the procedure. It can take up to a year for your full results to show.

What are the potential complications associated with rhinoplasty?

Although rare, there are risks associated with rhinoplasty, including:

Anesthesia risks
Change in skin sensation
Skin discoloration and swelling
Need for revision surgery

Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?

Candidates for rhinoplasty should be healthy, non-smoking adults over the age of 18. Candidates should be realistic about their expectations and should desire an improvement to the aesthetic of their nose.

Can rhinoplasty improve my breathing?

Sometimes. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is designed to improve the outside appearance of the nose. If there are internal breathing problems, we may refer you to an ENT specializing in this.

Why do I have to wait until I’m 18 years old?

Although patients younger than 18 may desire cosmetic correction to their nose, it is important to wait until that age to ensure there won’t be any further natural changes to the nose.