The nose occupies a central position in the face and thereby lends a great deal to overall facial beauty and a pleasing look.
Nose reshaping surgeries or rhinoplasty encompasses a variety of surgeries designed to correct deformities and intensify nasal proportions. These include
Tip Surgery: Performed to correct a buboes, wide tip and nasal flaring. This procedure is done under local/general anaesthesia depending on the extent of surgery.
What is the duration of the procedure?
Rhinoplasty is generally be performed under general anesthesia and the entire surgery typically lasts for 2-3 hrs. Depending on your situation and expectations from the treatment, the doctor will identify which type of technique an open or closed rhinoplasty that can be used to get effective results in return. The nasal dorsum, tip, and nostrils are then addressed in the same order. Incisions are closed and the nostrils are packed with gauze. Usually, a nasal splint is also applied.
What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?
You will be advised and required to wear a nasal splint for the first 7-10 days after your surgery. Internal nasal splints will be removed within 7-10 days after the operation and the external splint will be removed at the same time. Initially, you may have moderate swelling and bruising around the eyes that could last up to few weeks after the surgery. Icing or cold compresses will be advised to patients for three to four times in a day that will help to reduce the swelling faster. Most of the bruising subside in about 3 to 4 weeks and any remaining bruises can be covered with makeup after a week. Strenuous activity should be prohibited for up to four weeks after the surgery.
What can I expect to see results?
Results from a rhinoplasty surgery will be visible to patients once the swelling goes down and bruises subside and after removal of the nasal splint by your concerned physician. Nasal breathing is also difficult for about 3 weeks after the surgery due to swelling. Most, if not all, of the swelling is gone two to three months after you have the surgery performed. Your nose gradually becomes more refined over the following months.