Rhinoplasty Or Nose Reshaping: A Detailed Overview

With the huge technological advancements in the medical industry, nothing seems impossible now. Be it having a flattened tummy, skin resurfacing, hair transplant, butt lifting, and whatnot. You can even go for a nose job to have the desired shape. Wondering how? Read on.

Well, if you are dissatisfied with the shape of your nose or want to improve breathing, a medical procedure called Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping can help. Is the procedure painful? Are you wondering about the risks? Let’s discover more about it below:

What Is Rhinoplasty?

As stated earlier, Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that modifies your nose’s shape by modifying the cartilage or bone. Adding more to this, this medical procedure serves the following two purposes:

  • It can improve the aesthetic appearance of your nose.
  • It is capable of alleviating the nasal airway blockage and creating an airflow that lets unhindered and comfortable breathing.

This procedure can also address both, i.e., functional and cosmetic aspects of the nose at a time.

What Can Be Treated With Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty or nose job can treat the following;

  • The size of your nose in relation to facial balance
  • The profile of nose with depressions or visible humps on the bridge
  • Bulbous or enlarged, drooping, hooked or upturned nasal tip
  • The width of the nose at the bridge or in the position and size of the nostrils
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Wide, large, or upturned nostrils

Wondering If You Are A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

If you want your nose job done, you need to bear in mind several factors in the first place. To be the right candidate for nose reshaping, you need to fulfill the following criteria;

  • Have complete facial growth
  • Good physical health
  • No smoking
  • Have a positive outlook as well as realistic goals to improve your appearance

How Rhinoplasty Takes Place?

Usually, a nose job takes place as an outpatient procedure, which means you won’t have to stay in the hospital overnight.

Adding more to this, there is no ordered series of steps in Rhinoplasty. Each nose reshaping surgery is unique and tailored as per individual goals and the specific anatomy of a person.

Over and above that, this surgical procedure usually consists of two to three hours and can include the following steps:

  • Anesthesia: The first step has to do with anesthesia. During nose reshaping, your surgeon will administer your medications for your comfort. The options include general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will suggest the best option for you.
  • Incisions: Next, your surgeon may perform a closed procedure, where there are hidden incisions underside the nose. On the flip side, your surgeon will do the open procedure in which he’ll make an incision across the columella, tissue’s narrow strip separating the nostrils. It depends on individual nose reshaping requirements.
  • Cartilage Or Bone Removal: The next step involves the removal of cartilage or bone for the reduction of an overly large nose. Sometimes, nose job may require adding cartilage grafts.
  • Straightening And Projection Reduction: In the case of a deviated septum, its straightening takes place. As well as that, there occurs a reduction of projections underside the nose for the improvement of breathing.
  • Redraping: After the sculpting of the underlying nose structure to the desired shape, the next step will be redraping nasal skin and tissue and closing the incisions.

What About Recovery And Results?

For the first week, you may require wearing a nasal splint. You may also experience bruising and swelling around the eyes. Moreover, it will take a few weeks to subside initial swelling. What’s more?  Your new nasal contour may completely refine over six months.

For the post-surgery three to six weeks, you should avoid indulging in any strenuous activity.

What’s more? Your surgeon may also recommend avoiding the following activities for a few weeks;

  • Swimming
  • Blowing your nose
  • Excessive chewing
  • Smiling, laughing, or other facial expressions requiring lots of movement.
  • Pulling clothing over your head
  • Resting eyeglasses on your nose
  • Vigorously brushing teeth

As far as indulging in your social activities is concerned, you will return as soon as within two to three weeks. Also, there will no identifiable signs that you underwent nasal surgery.

Nonetheless, the results will be long-lasting, and this is what we all want, right?

Are There Any Risks Of Having Rhinoplasty Surgery?

As a whole, nose reshaping is a safe procedure.  Nonetheless, no medical surgery comes without a little risk. Likewise, Rhinoplasty surgery can include the following risks:

  • Poor wound healing or scarring
  • Pain or numbness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • The unsatisfactory appearance of the nose
  • Swelling and skin discoloration

Nevertheless, you can minimize these risks if you opt for the best surgeon in the town.

Choosing A Good Surgeon Is Crucial:

Needless to say, you must choose only the right surgeon for having your nose job in the right way. Not only will a well-qualified and seasoned surgeon will perform the entire surgical procedure safely but will ensure keeping the risks to the least also.

Aside from that, you will also invest your hard-earned in the right place by opting for a good surgeon.

What About Rhinoplasty Cost In Pakistan?

As far as the cost of this medical procedure is concerned, the general range falls between 80,000 to 2,000,00. However, the prices depend upon individual requirements.

About Us:

Are you looking to get your nose job done correctly? Want to have a great looking nose? Let Dr. Arif Hussain do this who goes the extra mile to satisfy every single patient of him fully.

With having years of experience in cosmetic surgery and after performing hundreds of successful nose jobs, he will not disappoint you.

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