What to expect before and after Rhinoplasty

A nose is one of the most prominent parts of a human face and adds appeal to the face. Since each person is different, each nose is unique too. A Rhinoplasty, which is most commonly known as a nose job is a popular option for patients who are unhappy with the existing shape or the size of their nose. In addition to the procedure’s well known cosmetic benefits, Rhinoplasty has evolved much beyond that in improving nasal function after a traumatic injury or an illness or in resolving breathing issues that may affect sleep and ability to exercise.

 What are the goals of Rhinoplasty?

 The goal of Rhinoplasty is much more than just revising the nose to the patient’s desired appearance and functionality, as we must keep in mind, the skin type and entire facial architecture. Our nose job treatment in Chennai combines the science and art of Rhinoplasty to give the patients effective and lasting results.

 What happens in Rhinoplasty in Chennai?

 A nose job treatment in Chennai may involve facilitating better breathing as well as improving appearance. The procedure may include removal of the nasal hump, reshaping the nose tip, reshape and resize the nostrils, increase or decrease the overall shape of the nose and projection.

 A Rhinoplasty generally takes about 1.5 to 3 hours in total and it is usually a day care procedure. Rhinoplasty can be done using two approaches, i.e. closed approach and open approach. When it comes to a closed Rhinoplasty procedure, the incisions are made within the nostrils in a technique that has its limited ability for changes. In an open Rhinoplasty process, an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils as well as within and the incisions can heal really well and are barely visible.

 If additional cartilage is needed to augment the nose, it is taken from the patient’s nasal septum. When it comes to secondary or revision Rhinoplasty which is done to correct the deformities that are caused by previous procedures,. the cartilage may be taken from the ear or the rib . Because of the need to harvest cartilage  and potential for scarring, revision Rhinoplasty is a more difficult procedure to perform, and it is important that it is done by a highly skilled plastic surgeon at DRR.

 What happens after Rhinoplasty?

 Following surgery, most patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort that can be controlled via medication for a few days. However, when it comes to recovery time you may feel a bit awkward at work and in social settings due to possible bruising under the eyes and the splint used. Patients may be expected to wear a splint on the inside and outside of the nose for about a week after a Rhinoplasty to protect the nasal bones and the cartilage. Patients will be told to generally avoid any strenuous activity such as jogging or swimming for about 2-3 weeks and to avoid wearing glasses for 4 to 5 weeks. If you’re considering Rhinoplasty, call 044-2627-2057 to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.