What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery performed in order to reshape or realign the structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty is more commonly known as the nose job. Rhinoplasty can be performed due to either cosmetic or medical reasons.
When performed as cosmetic surgery, Rhinoplasty may improve the appearance of the nose and face by altering the size and shape of the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty may be considered for removing a bump (on the nose), altering the width of the nostrils, or for changing the angle between the nose and the mouth.
Rhinoplasty, for medical reasons, may be performed to improve breathing. Birth defects and injuries of the nose may also be cured by the help of rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is not a very complicated surgery, but, needs a lot of skill and training. This is due to the fact that it may improve or ruin the overall appearance of a person. Rhinoplasty is generally performed as an outpatient procedure i.e. the patient may go home the same day as of the surgery. As per the complexity of surgery being performed, rhinoplasty may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty can be performed as either open or closed rhinoplasty.
In open rhinoplasty, an external incision is made at the base of the nose under the columella (tissue that divides the nostril). This type of approach is useful in cases where a large amount of reconstruction of the nose is required. Open rhinoplasty leaves a scar at the external area of the nose even after recovery and thus is less popular.
Closed rhinoplasty requires incision only at the internal areas of the nostril. The nose is reshaped through these internal incisions thus, avoiding the risk of scarring. Although the closed approach is much more popular compared to the open approach, it is not useful for massive reconstructions.
Recovery from rhinoplasty surgery
The initial recovery time of a nose job is around one to two weeks. The slight bruising around the eyes takes around two to three days to cure. The splint attached to the nose can be removed within around five to six days. The patient can perform all the everyday jobs and can socialize after two to four weeks of the surgery. The swelling of the nose may take around six months to go away completely. However, the swelling is not very prominent and noticeable. Rhinoplasty before and after differences becomes prominently visible after the swelling disappears.
Although the initial recovery is quick and comfortable, it may take around one to three years for the nose to recover completely. This is due to the fact that the skin has to adjust according to the new shape and of the nose. This type of adjust requires around one year for the bridge and three years for the tip of the nose.
Risks of rhinoplasty surgery
Rhinoplasty is a very safe and comfortable procedure. It generally involves a little or no pain. Rhinoplasty, being a surgery, comes with all basic risks of a surgery. Risks associated with anesthesia, bleeding and the risk of infections are the basic risks.
Apart from the basic risks, the biggest risk that prevails is the risk of an undesired outcome. If the surgery is not performed with skill and precision the overall appearance of a person may get hampered. In some adverse situations, the patient may also experience problems with breathing and may have to go through a revised surgery.
Cost of rhinoplasty surgery
Rhinoplasty surgery cost depends upon the approach used to perform the surgery i.e. the open or the closed approach. Also, if the surgery is performed for the first time, it may seem cheaper as compared to the revised surgery. The cost may also vary according to the surgeon and the hospital choosen for surgery.
Typically, rhinoplasty cost in India can range from $5000 – $15000. This cost may vary according to the region, type and complexity of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is either fully or partially covered by most insurance policies.
Why choose us?
ALCS is one of the leading healthcare providers in India. We at ALCS are pledged to serve our patients with the best technology and most trained personnel. Our trained and experienced surgeons, physicians and helpers work hand-in-hand in providing you safe and comfortable surgery as well as recovery. ALCS has a team of skillful and experienced cosmetic surgeons, who, through their experience and knowledge advise and help the patients to achieve their desired outcomes.