Nose is the center of face. Correcting the deformation of nose can improve facial aesthetic appearance of great extent.
In Rhinoplasty one or more of the following procedures are done:
Elevation of depressed nose by adding cartilage, bone or implant.
Removal of hump.
Reduction of bulk of the tip.
Reshaping of nasal bones.
Elevation of tip of nose.
Reduction of size of nostrils.
The incision is usually given from inside the nose & therefore no postoperative scars are usually visible from outside.
Rhinoplasty (cosmetic nasal surgery) can improve the shape of your nose. Alterations can be performed to shorten a long nose, narrow a wide nose, reduce a wide tip, lower a high nose, straighten a crooked nose, and improve the breathing in cases of nasal stuffiness. When surgery is performed to improve nasal breathing, the procedure is called septorhinoplasty. The nose should not be turned up nor the bridge lowered excessively. This concept is in keeping with the goal of reshaping the nose so that the nose is in balance with the other facial structures and has a natural, unoperated appearance. To maximize the appearance of your profile, augmentation of the chin may be recommended. This will depend on the degree of development of your jaw bone.
Rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis under intravenous sedation. You will wear an external splint on the nose for 7 days. During this time, you can resume non-stressful activities like bathing, shampooing, and walking. After the splint is removed, the nose will be swollen. Within 2 weeks following surgery, most patients can return to work and resume full activities.