Cosmetic surgery is most commonly used in present times, to accentuate or correct the facial features and increase attractiveness in the looks of both men and women. It helps people to gain confidence and is also useful in some serious conditions like burns and facial deformities caused by accidents and other diseases. Rhinoplasty is the most common form of cosmetic surgery that is used to enhance facial features, by correcting the shape of the nose.
This cosmetic surgery is mainly done to reshape the nose. It can narrow a wide nose, reduce its size, straighten a crooked a nose. This surgery is also used to correct any deformities in the shape of nose and to accentuate the features of a face.It is an intricate procedure.
Rhinoplasty involves changing the shape of the nose without affecting the breathing ability. Maintaining adequate nasal airflow is an important aspect of this cosmetic procedure. In earlier days, the emphasis was only on increasing the aesthetic value which resulted in obstruction to airflow causing serious health conditions after the procedure.
But with advanced technologies and better instruments, the present day cosmetologists conduct the procedure in a very safe manner to increase the aesthetic look and also maintain the required nasal air flow. This procedure is also used to correct breathing difficulties arising from deformity in the nasal structure.
Prior to the procedure, doctors conduct a thorough examination of the nasal bones, middle nose and the nasal cartilage. This examination helps the doctors to identify the type of procedure suitable for the patient and also to identify allergies and deformities in the nasal anatomy.
The procedure can be performed endonasally, from inside the nose or from external incision under the tip of the nose. Both the techniques are safe and do not leave scars. The technique to be used is determined based on the modifications to be made and the desired results of the procedure. The nasal septum is also treated during the surgery to improve nasal air flow and increase the breathing ability.
The simple procedure does not need hospitalization and is generally completed in one to three hours. It is performed under a general anaesthesia or localized anaesthesia, depending upon the type and technique employed in the surgery. The swelling after surgery is limited by using tape and a molded plastic dressing. Though it may seem awkward to look, there is no nasal discomfort for majority of the patients. This dressing is removed after five to seven days of the surgery, depending upon the condition of the patient. The swelling disappears gradually within one to three weeks after the surgery and the final results will slowly appear in one to three months after the surgery.