In a world obsessed with external beauty, one is often left envying those who are naturally gifted with striking features. We have always been told that good looks are a gift by nature, and man has no control over her/his looks; makeup being the only help we can use. And of everything that matters to us when it comes to good looks, the shape and size of the nose plays a very significant role in defining the overall appearance of the face. But no amount of cosmetics can ever change its basic structure.
A fat or crooked nose will remain as it is, subjecting you to a lifetime of hating your nose and hence your appearance, whenever you look into the mirror. The only solution comes in the form of surgery; i.e. correction of the shape using a surgical technique called Rhinoplasty or more commonly known as a ‘nose job’.
Since nose forms the centerpiece, it is very important for the overall aesthetic appeal of your face. Your sharp features may be ruined because of a broad or blunt nose; a round, bulbous nose, might make your face look fat; or a tilted (deviated) nose might lead to difficulty in breathing. Similarly, a thick, broad, bulbous or drooping tip might not be of your liking too. Rhinoplasty rectifies all these shortcomings and gives you a whole new altered and desirable look.
What is Rhinoplasty?
It is a cosmetic surgery conducted on the nose to reshape or resize the nose, and also to correct the breathing problems. This procedure helps to make the nose appear better, and improves any functional disorders. It is a safe method to alter the nose size in relation to the rest of the face. It also can change the width of the nose bridge and reduces the appearance of humps or depressions on nose. Other corrections that can be done through this procedure are the position of the nasal tip, the size of the nostrils, and the symmetry of both nostrils.
Who can all go for Rhinoplasty?
Anyone who wants to change the appearance of their nose or those having breathing troubles or other medical issues can opt for Rhinoplasty Surgery.
Patients suffering with breathing problems like snoring, deviated septum, or inferior turbinate hypertrophy, can opt for a functional nose surgery.
Patients who have sustained a nasal fracture due to any accident or trauma in a car or due to playing any sport can consider Rhinoplasty which can be performed to straighten the nose and also to achieve a beautiful shape.
What is the procedure?
Rhinoplasty is done under general anesthesia during which the plastic surgeon will add or remove the bones and cartilage from the nose. This is done to change the form or functionality of the nose. The other options to enhance the aesthetics are adding a cartilage graft or remodeling of the tip to make it look younger and fitter. Fillers or fat grafts can also be put in to increase the volume and give that youthful look. Some patients prefer silicone, but it comes with its risks of infection.
What is the recovery time?
After the operation a splint will be placed on your nose. The nasal orifices will be covered and packed with paraffin gauze for 24 to 48 hours. You will be required to wear a patch on the upper lip that you will have to change many times a day. In some cases, patients experience any slight bleeding, for which they can use a wet cotton swab and place it on the nose till the bleeding stops.
In 7-9 days the splint will be removed and you will be able to do your day-to-day activities. The bruises & swelling will diminish in the next few days and the nose will get softer over a few months and get back to normal. Avoid sun in the initial days of surgery.
Within 15 days, you can start practicing light sports, but it is recommended to resume heavy exercises only after a month and consulting your surgeon.
Are there any side effects?
Rhinoplasty is a very safe procedure and when performed by a experienced board certified plastic surgeon, has minimal to no side effects. Few of the common side effects may include swelling, bruising, infection or skin rash that is temporary and will diminish within next few days. During the first weeks after surgery, breathing may be difficult due to incisions, scars, mucous hypertrophy and valvular, collapse. This will disappear in a few weeks.
Clinically, the final result will depend on bone cartilaginous structure and type of skin of each person. Every single patient will be aware of all surgical possibilities and what to expect from surgery. To be able to observe the final result and evaluate it will take from 6 months to 1 year.
What is the Next Step?
If you have been thinking about getting a nose job, you can reach to us at RG Aesthetics: 9251711711. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rajat. Gupta having done one of his research on Aesthetic Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) surgery can help you in getting corrected the cosmetic concerns of wide nose, crooked nose, nasal hump, or bulbous tip. Your needs will be specifically looked into, to shape your new nose which looks much more harmonious to your whole face. Dr. RajatGupta is well-versed in using both an open technique or closed technique of Rhinoplasty to give you your desired results.