Rhinoplasty also popularly known as a nose job is a plastic surgery procedure, for correcting and reconstruction the form of the nose, in such a way that its functions are restored. It also helps in resolving other nasal defects like congenital defect, and respiratory impediment. During the procedure, the surgeon makes incision to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose.
The incisions are made inside the nose, so there are no scars visible after the surgery. As per the desired results, some bone and cartilage are removed, or tissue may be added. After the surgery has been performed, the skin and tissue is re-draped over the structure of the nose. During the surgery, you will be given general or local anesthesia.
Nose job is an outpatient procedure, but sometimes may require hospitalization for a day. The procedure can change the size, shape and angle of your nose so that it can look proportional to your face. The results of the procedure depend upon the kind of correction you want. The results of the procedure are permanent. The surgery can only be performed on a fully developed nose. A nose completely develops by the age of 16 in females and by the age 18 in males.
Are you a right candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Prior to the surgery, the doctor will examine you to determine your physical health. An anesthesiologist will also be consulted for patient’s health assessment. Special facial and nasal evaluations will also be made prior the surgery. Patient’s skin type, texture, existing surgical scars and symmetry and asymmetry of the features are also determined. The examination also includes internal examination that evaluates the condition of the nasal septum and external nasal valves, nasal lining and the tip of the nose. Few tests may also be conducted on the potential patient before the surgery.
The procedure is safe, yet few complications can arise like
- Injury to your septum
- Nasal blockage
- Breakdown of skin tissue that causes irritation
If you develop any of these symptoms after the surgery, consult your doctor right away.