As nose is the center of the face, deformities of the nose are very prominent and evident and that is why Rhinoplasty is one of the popular cosmetic surgery operations. In Rhinoplasty, one or more of the following are done. Elevation of a depressed nose by adding cartilage bone or silicon implant, removal of a “hump”, reduction of the bulk of the tip, narrowing of the nasal bones and elevation of the tip of the nose.
Local anesthesia is given prior to the surgery in addition to sedation to help patient be completely relaxed for the surgery. It takes about 11/2 hours to 3 hours for Rhinoplasty depending upon what has to be done. Some types of Rhinoplasties can be done as an outpatient procedure without any hospital stay, while the rest may require 1 to 2 days hospital stay.
Considering Rhinoplasty? It is usually recommended that you wait until you are at least 14 to15 & possibly older for boys, before undergoing rhinoplasty. This is because the nose may not be fully developed at a younger age.
Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery of the nose, also called rhinoplasty, can improve the shape, size & general appearance of your nose. The goal is to achieve a nose that looks natural & achieves a harmonium balance with your other facial features. You will appreciate & thoroughly enjoy the new look after surgery & the appearance gets better & better with time. It greatly improves your confidence & attitude in life.