What is Rhinoplasty?
The goal of Rhinoplasty is to shape the nose such that it looks natural and blends harmoniously with the rest of your facial structure. It improves the appearance and proportion of the nose. It can change the size of the nose, the angle between the nose and upper lip, the shape of the tip or the bridge, the width of the nostrils. Septo-rhinoplasty can also correct impaired breathing.
Am I a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Some of the indications that you may be a good candidate for Rhinoplasty are:
• Your nose is small or is depressed (saddle nose)
• Your nose appears too large for your face
• There is a hump on the nasal bridge
• Your nose seems too wide
• The nasal tip droops or plunges
• The tip is thickened or enlarged
• Your nostrils are excessively flared
• Your nose is off-centre or crooked / depressed
• Your nose gets blocked often resulting in breathing impairment
• Previous injury has made your nose asymmetrical
What is the period of special care required in the hospital?
A morning to evening stay at the centre is all that is usually required. However some patients might prefer an overnight stay.
What precautions are to be taken post surgery?
A splint may be placed on the nose for 6 to 7 days to hold the tissues in place till they stabilize. The splint will protect your nose from accidental bumps and while you sleep. It is imperative to keep the head elevated while sleeping and restrict vigorous movements for a week.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You will be able to return to work within a eight to ten days. Most normal activities including exercise may be resumed after three weeks or when your surgeon advises you to do so.
When will the results of Rhinoplasty be apparent?
The results- of the Rhinoplasty will appear gradually as the swelling and edema decreases over time. Three months to a year are considered normal for the outcome of rhinoplasty to fully refine.