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Rhinoplasty: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

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?

What is the treatment?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure wherein the shape of nose is corrected and reconstructed by the use of plastic surgery. People get it done to change the appearance of their nose or improve their breathing conditions. Rhinoplasty can change the bone, cartilage or the skin of the nose, as need be. It is a procedure with no fixed set of rules. The outcome and treatment may vary from person to person. It can be done to correct injuries, birth marks/defects and also treat several breathing problems.

How is the treatment done?

In most cases, the surgeon will readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin as per your personal requirements. It is done through a small incision at the base of your nose between the nostrils. The treatment proceeds according to the shape you want your nose to be. For small requirements, cartilage present deep inside your nose or ear can be used. In case of bigger requirements, the surgeon can use cartilage or bone from rib or other parts of the body. Rhinoplasty is done using local anaesthesia. This means that a pain numbing medication is injected in the area where the surgery is to take place.

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

People who are dissatisfied with the way their nose is shaped often go for rhinoplasty. It is also for the ones who want to get rid of birth marks or accident scars or injuries marks. Rhinoplasty is also a blessing for the people who are born with too narrow or too wide nostrils resulting in breathing issues.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Children should not go through this surgery. It is only after 15-16 years of age does one become capable enough to go through this tough process physically as well as mentally.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience bleeding and swelling in your nose. It may be congested due to splints that are placed inside during the surgery. Drainage of mucus and old blood for a few days is very common after a nose job. There is nothing to be stressed about if you strictly follow the doctor’s instructions and do not do anything on your own.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Immediately after the surgery you should lie with your head slightly raised higher than your chest. The internal dressing should not be fiddled with for a week. You should not do physical strenuous activities like running or gym until your doctor allows you to. Do not blow your nose. Eat high fibre food items so that it heals faster. You are also advised not to wear sunglasses or eye glasses for 4 weeks after the surgery. Avoid going out in the sun for a few weeks. If unavoidable, wear a generous coat of sunscreen on your nose.

How long does it take to recover?

You may have to follow the precautionary instructions for a few months. However, you may resume your routine duties in one to two weeks.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The total cost of getting a nose job done in India may come out to be between ₹80000- ₹100000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

If rhinoplasty is done carefully and properly, it can last a lifetime. Hence, it is always recommended to consult a good surgeon with quite a few years of experience. The most amount of healing takes place in the initial 3-4 years of a nose job after which the result remains pretty much the same for the rest of the lifetime.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Minor corrections in your nose can be done by using injectable fillers like Radiesse and Hyaluronic Acid fillers. Some corrections can be made by just by a clever makeup trick of contouring your nose. Think well before going through this tedious process of nose job.

Popular Questions & Answers

HI, I am 30 years old and want to do rhinoplasty but my platelet counts are 146000 is it safe for me to undergo rhinoplasty.

Hi dear, need not worry your PLT count is just low, that does not mean that you are not fit for surgery. Anyways to avoid any kinds of confusions you can get a repeat PLT count, PT/APPT, Bleeding Time and Clotting Time done. I hope I have cleared ...
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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.

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 co...

I have a hump at the upper part of my nose. So my nose looks wider. What am I supposed to do get rid of it. I want a slim nose. I've heard about rhinoplasty, what is it. How much it will cost me.

Hello sir. Definitely rhinoplasty is one of the solution for the dorsal nasal hump. Its a simple procedure where such kind of anatomical or physiological abnormalities of the nose are corrected. The scar will be completely hidden and the shape of ...

I want to know about Nom-surgical Rhinoplasty. How does it cost? Is it permanent? Can my wide nose be turned into slim? Please help.

Hi lybrate-user, Non surgical Rhinoplasty is limited to just touching up nose by adding volume. So it is not useful in slimming nose. For slimming nose you can go for surgical rhinoplasty - is a day care surgery without any visible cut marks.
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Sir I am 24 year old guy from Kashmir. I have some problem in my nose. Tip of my nose is banded towards right. Now I want to get rhinoplasty of my nose. Is this good or bad for me. please give me suggestion what will be better for me.

Hi rhinoplasty is mostly done for cosmetic purpose. If you feel your appearance is affected due to your nose, then go for it it purely your decision. Remember just consult an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for the surgery. Regards
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