'Nose job' or 'rhinoplasty' is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure especially in the younger age group. Nose being the most prominent part of our body cannot go unnoticed. A pleasing nose in harmony with lips and chin is considered hallmark of one’s beauty.
‘Ideal nose’ is that which suits your face the best and is in harmony with other facial features.
Nose is divided into upper fixed root, middle dorsum or bridge and the lower moveable lobule or the tip region. All these regions of the nose are amiable to change. Thus a nose that is too big, very broad, with hump or prominent bridge, very long, drooping, broad, rounded or heavy tip, short, depressed or crooked, wide and flaring can be corrected and made more pleasing.
Blocked nose with difficulty in breathing responds well to septum correction surgery or septo-rhinoplasty.
Operative and post operative:
Nose job or rhinoplasty surgery is absolutely painless. It is done under local or general anesthesia and takes about 1 to 2 hours. The bony and cartilaginous framework is reshaped; sometimes synthetic implants are used to raise the bridge. Tip reshaping is done. Nostril or the ala is reduced if required.
After the surgery there are tapes and light splints over the nose for about 7 days. Nostrils are sometimes packed with dressing for 1-2 days if septum is corrected. After the surgery the person can go back home after about 6 to 8 hours and eat light meals.
All stitches, dressings and splints are off after 7 days and one can resume normal light activities. There are no visible scars or marks over the nose. Although the postoperative swelling may take several months to subside nose looks good after dressings are out and keeps improving thereafter.
Results & Complications
Rhinoplasty or nose job is one of the most rewarding surgeries in terms of altering the shape of a body part. However what is desirable may not be attainable at times, especially if a person has unrealistic expectations and the surgeon is not trained enough to proceed. There are no fatal complications and sometimes-small touch up procedures may be required at a later date to improve the results.