Rhinoplasty or Nose reshaping works by altering the shape of the cartilage or bone. This kind of plastic surgery is very common and opted by many people.
People decide on getting a nose reshaping done in order to rectify a defect incurred during birth or an injury sustained later in life. Sometimes it is also done to better breathing difficulty. Some people who are not very happy with the appearance of their nose also get a nose reshaping surgery done in order to better the look of their nose and face. The alterations that the surgeon will in all probability make on your nose will be either a modification of the size or angle or nose tip. Other modifications include reducing the gap between the nostrils and alignment of the bridge of the nose.
There are certain guidelines with respect to age that people need to adhere to before deciding to go for nose reshaping surgery. If this nose surgery is being done to treat breathing difficulties then it can be done at any age. However, if it is being done for merely superficial purposes then growing adolescence should wait till their nasal bone has reached full growth; for girls the age limit is 15 whereas for boys it is more.
The reshaping of the Nose can be done by a cosmetic surgery that is known as ‘’rhinoplasty’’. Also referred to as a Nose job, it is considered to be the commonest way to reshape one’s Nose. It actually brings a change by altering the size, shape, or proportion of the Nose. Many exercises are trending nowadays that are believed to be an alternative to rhinoplasty but have not been proved yet to do this actually.
Nose shape can be of various types such as greek Nose, Roman Nose, bulbous Nose, Nubian Nose, fleshy Nose, snub Nose, and hawk Nose. Out of all these, the Nose type which is found to be the most attractive one is the ‘’greek’’ type, or the straight Nose. Free from any curves or humps, a straight bridge is the characteristic feature of this type which is quite attractive or catchy.
Before beginning the process of nose reshaping treatment you need to sit for an initial round of discussion with your doctor to determine whether you should be undergoing nose reshaping procedure in the first place. The doctor will conduct a thorough examination of your previous medical history. He/she will ask you about any present health condition or about any prescription or non-prescription medications that you may be taking at the moment.
If you have haemophilia or are diagnosed with it you will be advised against undergoing any nose surgery because haemophilia is a genetic disorder that inhibits the body to form blood clots and as a result causes extreme bleeding and easy bruising.
Next, the doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination where he will study the skin of the nose both on the inside and outside. Your nose will also be photographed from all angles to assess your case in the future and for reference during the time of the nose reshaping surgery. This helps him/her to decide what modifications are required. You will be asked to do certain laboratory tests or blood tests.
Patients will be asked to take some precautions before nose surgery like to stop smoking at least a month before the surgery as cigarettes slow down the healing process and also narrow your blood vessels and hampers oxygenation. Also, you will be asked to not take aspirin and ibuprofen at least two weeks before the scheduled nose reshaping surgery because these drugs slows the blood-clotting process significantly.
All those patients who are in a stable state both physically and mentally to undergo surgery are eligible for rhinoplasty or nose reshaping.
People who are less than 15 years of age and still undergoing nasal bone development are eligible. Also, people who suffer from haemophilia or from any other serious health disorder are advised not to go for an elective surgery.
Like all surgeries rhinoplasty too has some complications or side effects associated with it. These include bleeding, infection and adverse reaction to anaesthesia such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness. Other side effects of rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery includes profuse bleeding from the nose, scars, difficulty breathing and a numb nose. In the first two days the patients will experience inflammation, headaches, easy bruising and profuse bleeding.
Trending nowadays is the Nose reshaping devices that bet on the possibility of a change in the size, shape, or proportions of the Nose using some kind of device. However, these devices have not been proven yet to do such things and hence can be dangerous to a person. Some examples of such devices are ‘’The coco Nose job device’’, Nose secret, and Hana Tsun Nose straightener, the manufacturers of which falsely claims a successful rhinoplasty that is non-surgical too with no need of recovery time period.
Immediately after the nose reshaping surgery the surgeon will insert a metal/plastic stint on the nose to maintain the alignment and you will be held back in the hospital for a few hours to monitor for any serious side effects. After your nose reshaping surgery as part of the post-treatment guidelines, you will be asked to abstain from taking aspirin and ibuprofen for another two weeks in addition to the two weeks before the surgery. You will also be asked by the doctor to stay hydrated as much as possible and rest as much as possible. To reduce swelling at the site of injury you will be advised to use a cold compress. Also, try to avoid activities and exercises that will put a strain on your body.
The time taken to recover from a rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery can be about a few weeks to about a few months.
Although the cost of the nose reshaping surgery is largely dependent on the complexity of the surgery, it will cost you about Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 2 lakhs in India.
If performed correctly the results of the nose reshaping surgery can have permanent results.
There is no alternative to nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty as such. For those who do not wish to go under the knife can opt for adding fillers by injecting them into the nose.
Relative Risk: Low
Side Effects: Medium
Time For Recovery: Medium
Price Range: Rs. 40, 000- Rs. 2,00000
Summary: The reshaping of the Nose can be done by a cosmetic surgery that is known as ‘’rhinoplasty’’. Some Nose reshaping devices which are trending nowadays bet on the possibility of a change in the size, shape, or proportions of the Nose. However, these devices have not been proven yet to do such things and hence can be dangerous to a person. Many exercises are trending nowadays that are believed to be an alternative to rhinoplasty but have not been proved yet to do this actually.