A well defined nose gives your profile a strong appearance however many people have depressed bridge of the nose, hump on the bridge of the nose, wide bridge, wide nasal tip, boxy or bulbous nasal tip, crooked nose, large or wide nostrils, high or flared nostrils.
Rhinoplasty or nasal reshaping is a surgical procedure designed to correct such problems. Rhinoplasty can help in refining your nose or change the overall size and shape of your nose dramatically.
Rhinoplasty is not be performed during growing years unless there is severe disfigurement due to birth defects or accidents.
Week 1 – After surgery you can expect a swollen and puffy face.
Sutures are removed on the 5-7 day after surgery while the splint is removed on the 7th day.
Week 2 – After surgery, most of your bruises will be gone and swelling will decrease
You will see the initial result in 3- 6 months time.
A good rhinoplasty result is dependent on correct post operative care.
You would be a suitable candidate for a rhinoplasty if
Rhinoplasty involves separating the skin of the nose from the bone and cartilage to reshape and sculpt them before the skin is re-draped on the sculpted framework.
You may go home the same day of the surgery.
You can get back to work within1 week after your surgery if you have a desk job. If your job involves activities such as lifting, climbing, etc you will need to be on limited duty for three weeks to a month.
Swelling will become gone in 3-6 months and final results of your rhinoplasty will be visible within six to twelve months after your surgery.
6 weeks after surgery.
When closed rhinoplasty is performed the scars will be on the inside of the nose therefore not visible. When open technique is used you may have a small scar on the underside of the nose.
There may be a risk of bleeding and infection. You may have temporary Red spots on your skin's surface caused when tiny blood vessels burst. You might also have slight scarring depending on the technique used.
You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, your specific requirement and also the desired result.
Patient should be at least in late teens to undergo rhinoplasty. However in case of severe disfigurement due to accidents or birth defects, surgery is performed to help restore the deformity of the growth centers in younger patients.