Nose Reshaping Surgery or Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common operations performed by cosmetic surgeons today. This operation is designed to improve general appearance of the nose by doing any one or more of the following procedures Reducing the forward projection of the nose. Removal of the hump. Correction of depressed nose. Correction of deviation of the nose. Narrowing of upper nose. Narrowing of the tip of the nose. Narrowing of lower nose. Reducing the nostril size. Lifting the tip higher. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems. Many patients fear that after Rhinoplasty the nasal change will be so great that it will become a subject of discussion amongst their family and friends. In reality, neither the patient nor the patient's relatives or friends really remember the original shape of the nose, few weeks after the surgery. The procedure Rhinoplasty Surgery is usually as a day care. It results in slight swelling and bruising. The surgery is extremely comfortable and most of the incisions are inside the nose with a very small incision seen outside. The incisions made are hardly noticeable after a few days. The skin of the nose is raised and needed modifications are made to the bones, cartilages and soft tissue. The bell-shaped nose can also be amended with a cut at the base of nostril . Many people may not like the appearance of their noses for a myriad of reasons. Natural development, trauma, nasal effects resulting from the aging process, or nasal effects secondary to a disease process are just some of the factors leading to dissatisfaction with nasal appearance or function. Rhinoplasty can address a number of cosmetic concerns and improve balance and harmony between the nose and other facial features. This procedure can have an effect on your entire facial aesthetic, and has helped patients the world over feel more confident about their appearance. For functional nasal problems, rhinoplasty can correct a deviated septum and help patients breathe easier through the nose. In fact, in the appropriate circumstances and depending on your individual needs and goals, cosmetic rhinoplasty can be combined with internal surgery to improve nasal breathing if it is problematic. Rhinoplasty can be performed as soon as skeletal growth is complete, approximately 14 years of age in girls and 16-17 years in boys. Surgery is performed through the nostrils, often with the aid of a small incision across the columella (the skin between the two nostrils). Any residual scarring is often virtually unnoticeable. Improvement can usually be noted within 1 week of surgery, and typically continues for at least 6 to 9 months after surgery. Nose surgery can often be performed as a day-procedure, and many patients are able to return home the evening of treatment.