Because the nose is such a prominent feature, it must be compatible and balanced with the rest of the face. Your gender, ethnicity, bone structure, facial dimensions, and the aesthetic shape of your face all contribute to facial harmony. Your nose needs to blend in with the rest of your face. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure that aims to make your nose “fit” your face.
Our patients report that their new nose boosts their self-confidence because they are no longer self-conscious about it. Some people also notice a significant improvement in their breathing ability and notice that they no longer snore as much.
When can you have rhinoplasty?
You should wait until your nose has grown to adult size before having surgery. For girls, this happens around the age of 15 or 16, and for boys, it happens a year or so later.
Reasons for a nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)?
- Removing a hump on the nose
- Straightening the bridge
- Reshaping the nose’s tip
- Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils
- Correcting the nose after an injury
- Opening breathing passages
Making the nose bigger or smaller
One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures is rhinoplasty. The procedure is usually performed to change or reduce the shape of the nose, but it can also be done for functional reasons, such as straightening a slit nose or nasal partition wall to improve breathing. Some patients opt for nose tip surgery to alter the appearance of their nose.
The procedure is done under anesthesia and takes anywhere from a few minutes to three hours. The procedure can be done as a closed surgery, with all incisions and scars hidden inside the nose, or as an open surgery, with the surgeon entering a small incision on the nasal partition wall. After a few months, the scar fades to the point where it is difficult to notice. The method used by the surgeon is determined by the appearance of the nose as well as your requests. In some cases, cartilage implants are required, which are taken from the ear or the nasal partition wall, after which the fact that cartilage was borrowed from another area will be undetectable.
On the basis of your wishes and the most appropriate procedure for the best results, you and the surgeon will decide on the first doctor’s visit.
Swellings and bruises appear around the nose after surgery. After a few days, the swelling subsides. For about a week, the patient is expected to stay at home from work.
The surgery is performed during the day, and you will spend about 2 hours in the recovery room before returning home.
The plaster will be removed after a week and the plastic sheets will be removed during your visit with the doctor. Tamponades, which are tissue strips used in the nose to prevent bleeding after surgery, are only used in very rare cases.
You will have bruises on your cheeks after surgery, which will fade in a week. Swelling is at its peak on the third day, but it will subside after that. As long as the plaster has been applied, you will be required to stay home from work for about 7-8 days.