A deformed nose draws attention to your face any amount of make up or jewellary can not compenseate for a deformed nose.
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common & most difficult of all cosmetic facial surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you’re physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.Many people have fancy ideas about cosmetic surgery in genral and rhinoplasty in paticular
TYPES OF ANESTHESIA
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and on what your surgeon preference.Genral anesthesia cost alittle more then local anesthesia.
Rhinoplasty usually takes from an hour to two and half hours , though complicated procedures may take longer. During surgery the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The nature of the sculpting will depend on your problem .
Rhinoplasty is usually done from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils. some times a small incision across the columella(lower side of nose.In either case the inscion is either invisible or barely visible on close inspection. When the surgery is complete, a pack is put inside your nose and a plastercast is put on outside the nose.The nasal pack is removed in 24 to 48 hrs and the external plaster is kept fro 10 to15 days.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY
After surgery your face will be swollen in the first 24 hrs. This swelling may increse over next 2 to 3 days. You may have pain over the nose or headache. Pain killer medication and cold fomentation helps in controlling these symtoms A little bleeding is common during the first few days following surgery, and you may continue to feel some nasal blockage and discofort for several weeks. If stiches are taken outside these will be removed on day 6th or7th
GETTING BACK TO WORK ; – Most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within two days, and able to return to college or sedentary work a week or so following surgery. Hard sternous work is to be avoided for few weeks
When You can expeect to see the results of your surgery The new look In the days following surgery, when your face is swollen, ii many patients feel depressed for a while after Rhinoplasty -it’s quite normal and understandable.
Rest assured that this stage will pass. Day by day, your nose will begin to look better and your spirits will improve. Within a week or two, you’ll no longer look as if you’ve just had surgery. In genral you start noticing the improvement in 2 to 3 weeks which keeps on improving as the days pass and the fine tissue swelling subside,it may take from few months to a year
In the meantime, you might experience some unexpected reactions from family and friends. They may say they don’t see a major difference in your nose. But trust yourself and your doctor .The difficult time will pass ,If your expectations were realastic in most cases you will be a happy person. We have included before and after pictures in a variety of nasal deformities.These pictures will help you to understand the type of improvement you can expect.