No facial feature influences your facial beauty more than your nose. it is a central feature and dominates your entire facial appearance. Thus, the shape and size of your nose matters a lot. Small adjustments to the nose contours can make a great difference to your appearance. Thus nose surgery, medically known as rhinoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that can give your nose better shape and size making it proportionate with other facial features too.
Types of rhinoplasty
There are different types of aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty including reduction rhinoplasty, augmentation rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty, post-traumatic rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty.
Techniques to perform nose surgery
There are two techniques to perform rhinoplasty:
- Open Rhinoplasty
- Closed Rhinoplasty
The surgeon would decide the best technique based on the type of the nose surgery.
Because there are different types of nose surgery options each having different goals for the treatment, the procedure varies from person to person. However, there are some steps that are common to all nose reshaping procedures.
The plastic surgeons perform nose surgery using one of two sedation techniques:
General anaesthesia – It is administered with an IV or mask. You will be completely asleep under the influence of this type of anaesthesia.
In this type of anaesthesia, the surgeon numbs the face with local anaesthesia and administers an intravenous sedative. The patient will ‘twilight sleep’ and would remember little, if anything, about the procedure when the effect of medication wears off.
The plastic surgeon works carefully with every patient to find out the best type of anaesthesia for her or his requirements. With both techniques, patients experience no discomfort during the procedure. however, some patients might experience less anxiety knowing that they would be completely asleep during the procedure.
The surgical process
Once the patient is sedated, the doctor would create small incisions on the columella or inside the nostrils. Then she or he would carefully lift the skin to have an access to the underlying cartilage and bone. Then he or she can graft or remove tissues, as required. Usually, a surgeon uses conservative techniques for minimizing the impact to the surrounding tissues while achieving the desired best possible results. Once the process of reshaping is done, the surgeon would lay the skin back down over the new contours of the nose and close the incisions with sutures.
In the initial days after the nose surgery, it is important that the changes and alterations done to the nasal tissues be preserved. After closing the incisions made during the process, a doctor would place a splint to help retain the new nasal shape. In some cases, the surgeon may also place nasal packing, or pieces of gauze, inside the nostrils. This will help in reducing the bleeding and keep the septum right in place. However, the gauze might trigger some kind of discomfort. It is usually removed a few days after the procedure, and goes a long way in maintaining the results of the rhinoplasty surgery.
If you want to get the best results of nose surgery, make sure you follow the aftercare recovery instructions given by the surgeon. This will expedite the recovery and healing process. We, at MCosmeticSurgeryIndia, help you meet the plastic surgeon who has expertise in performing rhinoplasty surgery.