What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to re-shape the nose by reducing or increasing the size of the nose and to improve its appearance.
Who are the ideal candidates?
The ideal candidates are those physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations, interested to enhance their appearance and self-confidence, want to correct nose birth defects, suffer deformities arising from injury and want relieve from nasal obstruction.
How the procedure is done?
The procedure usually involves incisions made inside the nostrils. It may entails removing the hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge of the nose or narrowing the width of the nostrils. After the operation, the treated areas are bandaged and a splint is put on to compress the skin onto the deeper tissues. This helps prevent fluid collections and to ensure an even contour of the skin. This has to be applied for at least 1 week. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours. You need to stay only 1 night at the hospital or it can be performed as a Day Care under local anaesthesia (with or without sedation).
What can you expect at the time after operation?
Complications are usually minor and infrequent. You can expect to have bruising and swelling particularly around the eyes which will take about 3 weeks to settle. The numbness may occur and will disappear slowly during the next few months. There is always a possibility of infection or a reaction to the anaesthesia. Slight bleeding and drainage of mucus and old blood are common for a few days after the surgery or after removing the dressing.
What is the significance of the procedure?
This procedure can make a great difference on your nose appearance that satisfies your look and gives you self-confidence.