• 09 MAY 17
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    Rhinoplasty and Its Applications

    Rhinoplasty is a surgery to reshape and improve the function of our nose. It is a common myth among the people that rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is usually not performed for medical reasons. However, the fact is, over and above reshaping the nose, it can also be performed to improve the breathing and nasal functions.

    All you need to know about Rhinoplasty:

    Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery that offers a safe and effective solution to improve the facial balance by reshaping the nose. It is also used to rectify the structural deformities of the nose that can lead to severe health problems like breathing troubles. Now, before going for a rhinoplasty, you should know about the procedure and the types of noses that requires a rhinoplasty.

    The procedure:

    It is a surgical procedure which is done using a general or local anaesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions inside the nose so that they are barely visible. The surgeon removes or adds some bone, cartilage, tissues and implants through those incisions to rearrange and reshape the structure of the nose. After the surgery, a splint is placed to provide support to the new structure of the nose till it heals.

    Tracking records of Rhinoplasty:

    • A nose with a deviated septum requires The septum is a part of the nose that separates the nasal cavity into two equal parts. Deviated septum results in the shifting of the septum to one side of the nasal cavity, leading to blockage of the airflow breathing difficulty and frequent suffering from cold and sinusitis.
    • Rhinoplasty can also be used to reduce the size of the enlarged turbinates of the nose by removing the excessive tissues from these turbinates. Turbinates are the long, thin bones that extend outward on either side of the septum. These turbinates often become swollen due to allergies or become constricted due to deviated septum that can lead to further breathing troubles.
    • A nose having an irregular nasal tip also requires a rhinoplasty. The portion right at the end of the nose is called nasal tip.
    • People having crooked nose also can undergo rhinoplasty. Often crooked nose is inherited, that is a result of the septum and nasal bones not lying properly down the midline of the face. This may cause the nose to lean to one side.
    • People having too large or too small or wide nose in proportion to the other facial features needs a rhinoplasty.
    • Nasal bumps are often a result of an injury or genes. These can also be flattened by undergoing rhinoplasty.
    • Some people may have wide nostrils that look odd and affects the facial appearance. Rhinoplasty can also reduce the width of the nostrils.
    • Rhinoplasty is also an option for the people having bulbous nose tip. This procedure can help to enhance their facial appearance.
    • In India we have a very common depression of the nasal bone deformity also called Saddle Deformity of the nose. It can be corrected by building the nasal dorsum with either bone, cartilage or preferably with silicone implants.

    This procedure helps in increasing your self-esteem, cures breathing troubles, fixes a broken nose and also restores facial symmetry. However, the question is whether you are a good candidate for this procedure? So, the best way to know this is to consult a qualified plastic surgeon who will assess your medical health, skin quality and desired results before starting the treatment.

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