Nose Job/ Rhinoplasty

Also known as Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping that restructures the nose in order to enhance aesthetic appearance. It’s a surgical procedure and the techniques used in it are completely based on the desired goal of the patient and the surgeon.

Generally, all of the incisions will be placed inside your nose, where as scarring will not be visible. If the base of the nose is tapered 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.

Rhinoplasty in Mumbai is performed using chiefly two different techniques. Both techniques will have advantages and disadvantages relating to your goals and our doctor will talk you through these before you both decide on the best technique for you.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty involves making an incision across the lower or mid-columella, which is skin in the middle part of your nose that sits between the nostrils.

These open incisions allow a surgeon to lift the skin upwards and over your nasal tip, thereby exposing the cartilage and bone structure that make up your nose.

Open rhinoplasty tends to be most suitable for patients undergoing complex rhinoplasty procedures such as revision or reconstructive surgery.

The client is likely to have a small scar across his columella once he is recovered from the surgery, but in most cases, this scar will fade and be barely visible.

The surgery takes around 45-60 minutes and is performed under general anesthetic so the patient is completely asleep during the procedure.

After the surgery, the patient will have a small plaster on the bridge of the nose and separate padding covering the nostrils. The padding under the nose can be removed after 24-hours at home and the small plaster on the bridge of the nose is removed by the doctor at your 7-day post-op appointment.

Scarring from the incisions inside the nose so scars are not visible after surgery. However, if surgery is required outside of the nose then scarring will be visible on each side of the nose. These are generally very fine lines that heal quickly and doesn’t take long to disappear.

The patient feels slightly drowsy from the anaesthesia until it wears off. At this point, any swelling to the nose will be at its highest and feels like when one has a head cold with a blocked nose while the swelling slowly decreases.

Pain and Discomfort are generally very low and can be managed with over the counter medication. The patient is able to return to non-physical work after 5 days from the procedure but is advised to avoid any strenuous activities.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This particular technique involves making incisions only within the area of the nose and has the benefit of leaving no visible external scars. This is the most popular Nose Job technique used for clients undergoing the procedure for the first time.

Closed rhinoplasty surgery can be used for some types of reshaping the tip of the nose, removing bumps or humps, reshaping cartilage and bones and to remove excess soft tissue.

Ideally, one should elect to have closed rhinoplasty as your first option. This. however, may not be possible in every case depending on the type of result that you would like to achieve and also the reason behind the job.

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