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Dr Rahul Dalal

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to modify the nose and improve facial harmony. It can also be used to repair structural flaws, such as those that cause respiratory problems. Rhinoplasty is not a set method; rather, it is tailored to the unique goals of the patient undergoing surgery. The following are the various alterations connected with rhinoplasty surgery:

·        Nose width at the bridge and position of the nostrils.

·        Change in nose size with respect to the facial balance.

·        Change in the angle of the nose with respect to the upper lip.

·        Correcting defects like bumps, indentations etc.

·        Alteration in the tip of the nose, especially in the nasal tip that is hooked, upturned, drooping, bulbous or enlarged.

·        Large, wide or upturned nostrils.

·        Nasal asymmetry

Procedure of Rhinoplasty-

The patient is given local or general anaesthesia so that he or she does not feel uncomfortable during the procedure. To reach the underlying bone and cartilage, tiny incisions are performed inside the nostril.

Depending on the sort of result desired by the patient, synthetic fillers may be used to add tissues from other parts of the body to the nose. To shape the nose properly, bones and cartilage are sometimes removed.

After the bone has been rearranged and reshaped, the tissue and nasal skin are redraped and the wounds are closed.

Lastly, a splint is applied outside the nose to support the new nose shape. In some circumstances, the doctor may insert nasal packing or gauze into the nostrils to maintain the septum in place and prevent bleeding. In most cases, a one-night hospital stay is required following surgery.

Recovery and Care

Rhinoplasty can take many weeks to recover from, but you should be able to return to work within two weeks. Swelling may go away in a few weeks, but your nose contour may take up to a year to totally correct. Your doctor will tell you exactly how to care for the surgery site. It is critical to continue taking prescribed pain relievers following surgery.

·        It is recommended that you do not wear reading glasses or sunglasses for the first month after surgery to allow for proper nasal healing.

·        When going outside, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

·        Strenuous exercise should be avoided.

·        For the first few days, you should keep your head elevated.

·        Try to keep your face as still as possible.

·        Consume foods high in fibre and minerals.

·        Cold compresses should be applied to the mid-face and nose.

·        Brush your teeth lightly to prevent placing pressure on your nose or top lip.

You can avoid many risks and complications by choosing a Best Plastic Surgeon who has experience in Rhinoplasty surgery. Be sure to ask questions and discuss your surgical goals, with regard to both breathing and appearance.

Dr Rahul Dalal
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