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Nose Job: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

How is the treatment done?

A nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgery in the world. However, it is fairly uncommon in India even today. It is an operation which involves rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery for correction and reconstruction, restoration and aesthetic enhancement of the nose by resolving nasal trauma, respiratory barriers, congenital defect and a failed nose surgery.

Most people undergo this surgery to remove a bump and birth defects, narrow nostril’s size, change the nose and mouth’s angle, correct injuries or problems that affect breathing such as a sinus infection and deviated nasal septum.

There are two types of nose surgeries- opened and closed rhinoplasty. The technical and procedural approach of open and closed rhinoplasty is similar except for the columellar incision. A plastic surgeon sculpts the cartilage and bone of the nose to reach the desired appearance.

A nose job is a safe and effective solution which when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon will greatly improve facial features and help patients become confident. There are many surgical procedures for nose jobs such as open and closed rhinoplasty. It is thus necessary to choose the right surgeon as per your needs to avoid the hassles of a second nose job.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The treatment is done depending on the desired outcome. A person should clearly state his or her problems or the changes they wish to make in their nasal structure. The surgeon may suggest a few alterations as per your needs and tell you the type of surgery you need to undergo.

Your surgeon may give you a few guidelines to follow prior to the surgery- to stop smoking for a minimum 6 weeks, avoid certain anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal medications, and aspirin which can cause excessive bleeding during surgery. Staying well hydrated before and after the surgery is necessary for a safe recovery.

A nose job involves a maxillofacial or plastic surgeon that creates a well- designed, aesthetic and functional nose by separating the nasal skin and soft tissues from the osseocartilaginous nasal framework and corrects them as necessary.

The surgeon then sutures the incisions by using tissue glue and applies a stent or other package- sometimes both and immobilizes the corrected nose to make sure that the surgical incision heals properly.

The patient does not require staying in the hospital overnight after the nose job but for certain critical cases, the patient might need to stay overnight for observation. A nose job involves general anesthesia but sometimes local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be preferred. It takes at least one to three hours to complete the entire procedure.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person who feels that their nose is not in proportionate with their other facial features is eligible for the surgery. This includes thinking that your nose is either too large or small, doesn’t fit with the rest of the face, is crooked and poorly shaped or not aligned.

A person is eligible for a nose job if they have a nasal blockage inside the nose causing breathing issues, sinus and a nasal birth defect which they want to remove. A person who wants to make their nose aesthetic is also eligible for this procedure.

Are there any side effects?

If a person has many health issues or is a chain smoker, he or she will not be eligible for a nose job until they recover or stop smoking for at least two months.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The side effects of a nose job can range from mild to severe. It includes infection, altered anesthesia reactions, excess bleeding, difficulty breathing, septum perforation (a hole in the septum), numbness, slight scarring, chronic nosebleeds, blood clots and ruptured blood vessels. Sometimes, when the surgery does not go as performed, there might be a need for a revised rhinoplasty.

Maintaining proper hygiene, going for routine check-ups post surgery and following the surgeon’s instructions will help prevent the side effects of a nose job.

How long does it take to recover?

Despite being a relatively simple surgical procedure, the patient needs to be cautious and follow all post-treatment guidelines given by the surgeon. The patient is advised to keep their head slightly elevated at all times to reduce swelling and prevent blood from rushing to the operated area. The patient needs to brush their teeth gently to avoid jostling their upper lip or nose.

Ice can be used to reduce swelling and lessen pain. Direct contact with water must be avoided to reduce infection. Soft food must be consumed to restrict movement of facial muscles. Wearing clothes that button up help should be worn and bandages should be changed as instructed by the surgeon.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

This treatment requires four-six weeks for the residual swelling to disappear. However, there might be slight swelling for as long as 15 months.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The cost for a nose job in India depends vastly upon the city and the level of skills and experience the surgeon has. The range is between Rs 40,000-Rs2,00,000.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of a nose job, if done properly is permanent. The swelling and scars will gradually disappear with time. If the desired results are not reached, a second corrective rhinoplasty will be conducted.

Safety: Service Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Low Price Range:

Rs 40,000- Rs 2,00,000

Popular Health Tips

Sceptic about Getting Your Nose Corrected? 5 Myths about a Nose Job Busted!

MBBS, MS Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Sceptic about Getting Your Nose Corrected? 5 Myths about a Nose Job Busted!

Sceptic about Getting Your Nose Corrected? 5 Myths about a Nose Job Busted!

With nose job or rhinoplasty turning out to be an increasingly popular surgical procedure these days in India, potential patients are presented to a great deal of data, some real, some skeptical, and some downright false.

Here are 5 of the top myths busted.

1.  The surgery is a fairly simple procedure
Nose job is one of the most complex and challenging operations in plastic surgery. Not only must the nose be in symmetry with the face, but also every segment of the nose must be directly proportionate with all of the others.

2.  Your nose can resemble any superstar's nose of your picking
A prospective nose job patient ought to have practical desires. Every individual's face and visage is different. John Abraham's nose would not look great on each man, nor is it achievable. Similarly, Kareena Kapoor’s nose would not suit every woman, however becoming it is on her. In Rhinoplasty overexpectation and unrealistic expectation is  always a cause of dissatisfaction. It is impossible to have a nose like Katrina or Sharukh Khan.

3. The anaesthesia used in the surgery is dangerous

Rhinoplasty is mostly carried out under general anaesthesia, which makes you unconscious during the whole experience. However, the anaesthesia used is completely safe. In fact, for minor procedures, a nose job can even be performed under local anaesthesia. Most patients who have undergone this surgery are healthy, and risks of long-term complications are exceptionally rare.

4. A second surgery is almost always required to get it right
While a revision surgery can be a reality when going through a nose job (as high as 10-15% in a few studies), it ideally should be a one-time operation only. Technically, the newly constructed nose is one that’s designed for life. That aside, because of the complexities of the operation and the variability in each person’s anatomy, skin, and healing, on certain occasions a revision surgery becomes necessary. When it occasionally occurs, usually it’s for something relatively minor such as a small residual bump.

5. A nose job is so expensive that only the very wealthy can afford it
Surprisingly, minor yet high-quality rhinoplasty procedures can start at as low as even INR 20,000 in India, which is not as expensive compared to several other kinds of plastic/cosmetic surgery procedures.

Caution: Avoid silicone implants for a nose job as they not good and have long term complications as extrusion and displacement.
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Popular Questions & Answers

How much cost for nose job of bulbous nose and how many days will it take to heal.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, Rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure for shaping of nose performed by cosmetic surgeons. The surgery is a day care procedure and you will be discharged the same day. The splint and plasters remain for 5 days after which you can resume your work. The swelling reduces over 2 months and you will see the final results. You can consult me in private for more details.

Hi. I have a medium nose. Am not satisfied with my non surgical nose job can my nose permanently?

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
** Surgery of the nose is called Rhinoplasty, all the surgery is done through the nostril holes so there is no scar outside. It takes 8 months to a year for best results and the results are lasting Yes some changes are possible with fillers which can be done in the clinic. For major changes surgery may be the only option Nose correction or Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed surgeries and we are the pioneers in central India since last 30 years. We have to assess the nose from inside and outside to know its conditions. Surgery is the only answer. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control.
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I have nose job ,rhinoplasty, nose agumentation on my nasal bone. Please suggest.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
Surgery of the nose is called Rhinoplasty, all the surgery is done through the nostril holes so there is no scar outside. It takes 8 months to a year for best results and the results are lasting Yes some changes are possible with fillers which can be done in the clinic. For major changes surgery may be the only option Nose correction or Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed surgeries and we are the pioneers in central India since last 30 years. We have to assess the nose from inside and outside to know its conditions. Surgery is the only answer. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control We need to examine the patient to know what is wanted and what can be done and to work out how much, when, where, etc.
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I'm looking for non surgical nose job, how much does it cost? And its durability? Is it available in nagpur? My age is 22.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. The non surgical nose job is an easier procedure what you can get for the correction of nose deformity. It will last for 6-9 months after which you will have to repeat the procedure. Its indications are limited and does not cover all the conditions which a normal rhinoplasty treats. Cost varies from place to place.

I am 26yes old man I have got big nose how can I make small nose? Is there any surgery for this means to shape my nose? How much will be the amount for this?

FAPS (Cosmetic Surgery)-USA,, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, bigger nose can be improved by cosmetic surgery. It is a 1 day job. Tape/ plaster is removed after 7 days.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Here are procedure and benefits of Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

I am Dr. Anil Arora I am practicing as an ENT consultant for a year. Today I will be talking about Rhinoplasty, that is the plastic surgery of the nose.

Desire to look good is universal and the form of the nose becomes a prominent past of the face, even a minor change in the look of the nose can make a huge difference in the facial appearance. Rhinoplasty is commonly known as a nose job and this is the most commonly desired plastic surgery in general by the public and it commonly done under a local anesthesia, can also be done under a general anesthesia. Normally incisions are placed inside the nose, so that no scare is visible on the nose and the common problems in the nose which people come for correction are a prominent or a big nose, small nose, saddled or fat nose or a deviated nose and generally the results are good. It is generally avoided that is to get it done under the age of 17 or 18 should not be done because the nose is growing and when the growth of the nose is completely done then the surgery can take place. Before the incision is done, one has to be fit before the surgery, some blood tests, some urine tests, and other things are required.

A counseling session is done before the surgery and a few photographs are required from different poses so as to compare it with the results later on and it is not a very difficult surgery. After the surgery is done the nose is packed and the packing is removed after 48 hours. After the surgery some swelling might be there that subsides within 3 to 4 days and because after the surgery there is some bleeding underneath the skin there may be some redness around the eyes, around the nose as well which subsides within 2 weeks, so has to be prepared the take leave from work for at least 2 weeks. After which the final results appear after 1-2 month or so because the rate of healing differs from patient to patient, it can take some time for the final result to appear. Generally the people are happy with results but of course, the result can differ from person to person so a preoperative counseling is a must.

In this discussion, I have mainly told you about the main features of Rhinoplasty surgery and if you have any further queries you can contact me through Lybrate or in my clinic in Sector 16, Faridabad. Thank you.
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Blocked Nose or Stuffy Nose
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Hello, I am Dr. B. B. Khatri. I am an ENT consultant. I am going to tell you about blocked stuffy nose.

Stuffy nose or blocked nose is a very common problem and usually it is caused by swelling and congestion of the tissues in the nose due to inflamed blood vessels. Sometimes it is accompanied by nasal discharge and other symptoms. The common causes of blocked nose are Deviated Nasal Septum, Allergic Rhinitis, Common Cold, Flu and Nasal Polyps. There can be enlargement of Adenoid Tissue which is situated behind the nose and sometimes traumatic swelling. It is also common during pregnancy and other factors like humidification, temperature change etc. To diagnose the disease or cause of the stuffy blocked nose we have to examine the nose and see if there are any polyps congested turbinate selling of tissues, discharge and throat and other examinations. Then we may have to do certain investigations like CT scan, X-Ray, PNS and Allergic tests.

The common household remedies are usually Steam Inhalation, Well Hydration. The hydration makes the mucous clear and liquefied. Also elevation of the head may be a cure. Some saline sprays are also helpful for the home remedies. Doctor usually treats it with anti-allergic tablets and nasal spray which also have anti allergic action. The nasal sprays are acting locally. Depending upon the cause, there are polyps and adenoids to be removed surgically and deviation of nasal septum that is also corrected by surgery. Depending on other causes, certain specific treatments are also there.

Warning signals should be kept in mind whenever there is stuffy nose with nasal discharge which is yellow or greenish in nature or one sided discharge along with fever or severe headache or swelling of face, nose, eyes and the doctor should be immediately contacted. Head injury followed by nasal discharge, if there is cough that is lasting for more than 10 days along with yellowish or greenish discharge then we need to immediately contact the doctor.

If the symptoms do not respond to home remedies then you can consult me.
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Nose Paranasal Sinuses
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Hello, I m Dr. Harmeet Singh Pasricha. I m a senior ENT consultant practicing in Gurgaon. I graduated from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and I did my specialization from New Delhi. Since 2010 I ve been practicing in Gurgaon. I have my own clinic, Dr. Pasricha s ENT and Eye Care Centre, Old Jail Land Complex, Sohna Adda, Gurgaon. And I also practice at Columbia Asia Hospital Palam Vihar, Gurgaon. So today I will be talking about nose paranasal sinuses, and allergies associated with it, and the diseases associated with nasal sinuses, specially the nasal polyps. So nose is one of the sense organs of our body. It is responsible for the sense of smell for patients. And it also plays a major role in the facial appearance, aesthetics of the patient person s face. So the sinuses are hollow spaces inside the bones of the face around the nose. See this is the normal anatomy of the sinuses.

Cheekbones are hollow, which has got sinuses, and other also bones in the forehead contain the sinuses. These sinuses are normal structures of the body, and they re connected to the nose through small air passages. Because of allergies and inflammation, then these connections of the openings of the sinuses of the nose get blocked, then the patient gets problems like sinusitis. And other problems associated with this are kind of allergies nasal polyps, which are overgrowth of the mucosa of the lining of the sinuses.

These days these are medically treated as allergies if development of polyps is there. Then we have to go in for endoscopic sinus surgeries for removal of these sinuses. So with the development of the endoscope, there is no cut outside on the skin, everything is done through endoscope in the operation theatre, through the nose. And we can clear the polyps, and the sinus can be treated with this condition. And medical management also has to be done after the surgery, and most important is the endoscopic follow-up in the OPT, every 6 months after the sinus surgery, to prevent any recurrence of the disease, and to check for requirement of any surgeries later on.

So for anything detail regarding this you can contact me at my clinic at Columbia Asia Hospital Palam Vihar, or you can even contact me online through Lybrate. Thank you.
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Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma, congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary rhinoplasty.
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