Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as "nose reshaping" is done to improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, which thereby enhances facial harmony and self-confidence. Rhinoplasty also corrects impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. Nose Surgery can be done when your facial growth is complete, at around 13 years of age or older.
- Nose size, ( if the nose is either larger or smaller when compared to face structure and size)
- Nose width
- Nose profile, to correct humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, (when it is large, bulbous, drooping, or upturned)
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
Our consultation will help you understand what will be suitable for your face, and what you must expect. Dr Laad will make yourself comfortable for you to express your desires and problems that you may be facing. The procedure, duration of surgery, recovery and cost of surgery will be discussed at this stage. A few question and answers and a candid discussion is what is important.
Anesthesia : It can be an intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
Surgery of the nose is performed by either using a closed procedure, or an open procedure, depending on the corrections needed. Dr Laad will discuss the procedure in detail with you during the consultation. Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
Rhinoplasty takes between one and two hours.
Splints and internal tubes are used to support the nose for approximately one week.
After the swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.
The risks of Rhinoplasty include:
Numbness, Nasal airway alterations, pain, scarring and swelling, rupture of small surface blood vessels of the nose, infection, poor wound healing, bleeding (hematoma), cardiac and pulmonary complications can occur in longer surgical procedures. Our trained team of doctors take all pre-cautions to prevent complications.
We give a complete guidance on post-surgical care. Following all instructions will give better results of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery from rhinoplasty. After your surgery a splint, internal tubes and packing may be placed in your nose and a bandage on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
It may take a few months for swelling to go completely and up to a year for the outcome of the surgery to fully refine after rhinoplasty surgery. Although the results of nose surgery are usually permanent, cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue that may change the outcome over time, in rare cases.