Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery

What are Nose Surgeries? Close-up woman's face with perfect skin

Some of the common and medical terms that are used for nose surgeries include ‘Nose Job’, Rhinoplasty and Nose Reshaping Surgeries. Nose Surgeries are generally cosmetic procedures aimed at improving the overall proportion, shape or position of the nose to balance the facial profile and structure. These procedures are also highly effective in correcting certain breathing disorders that are associated with the shape and structure of the nose.
Patients opting for rhinoplasty are generally those who are not satisfied with the natural appearance of their nose, have a congenital defect associated with the structure of the nose, or have a deformed facial profile due to trauma or injury to the nose.

There are a number of ways in which surgeons can perform rhinoplasty procedures to correct the shape, size and proportion of the nose to match the overall facial profile, some of which include:

–          Size alterations

–          Correcting the width of the nose

–          Correction of excessively large or wide nostrils

–          Correction of the nose profile and removal of irregularities including depressions or elevations present on the nasal bridge

–          Correction of the deviation and symmetry of the nose

–          Correction of excessively bulbous, upturned and depressed nasal tips


What are the risk and complications of nose surgeries?

Similar to all other surgeries in the world, nose correction procedures also have several potential risks and complications that patients must discuss with their surgeons prior to the surgery. All patients must ensure that their medical histories are assessed prior to proceeding with the procedure. Leading plastic surgeons around the world first acquire the consent of their patients before starting surgery as part of medical protocol.
Some of the common risks and complications that are seen before, during or after nose correction surgeries include:

–          Scarring

–          Abnormal bleeding, or formation of hematoma

–          Accumulation of fluid within the tissues, a condition known as seroma

–          Infection at the site of incisions

–          Delayed healing of the wounds

–          Formation of blood clots

–          Deep venous thrombosis

–          Altered sensation in the region

–          Swelling at the surgical site

–          Pain during and after surgery

–          Dehiscence, or separation of the wounds

–          Loss of symmetry and proportion

–          Complications related to the pulmonary systems

–          Irritation at the site of sutures

–          Chances of re-surgery due to unsatisfactory results

–          Loss of normal color or elasticity of the skin

–          Damage to nerves and vessels such as arteries, veins and capillaries

–          Alteration and interference of the nasal passage

–          Perforation of the nasal septum due to accidents or improper surgical technique

–          Numbness or loss or sensation in the surgical region


What are steps involved in nose surgeries or rhinoplasty procedures?

Whether the patient requires reshaping of the nose to match the overall facial profile, or removal of a congenital structural defect that interferes with normal breathing, rhinoplasty procedures all over the world follow the same steps, which have been enlisted as follows:

  1. Administration of Anesthesia: Anesthesia is administrated before starting the procedure in order to ensure a painless experience for the patient. Nose Surgeries are performed on general anesthesia or complete sedation because they are invasive in nature and the elimination of pain and discomfort is absolutely essential. Based on your medical history, your surgeon will recommend the most suitable drugs and mode of administration for anesthesia.
  2. Creating the suitable Incisions: There are two ways of performing nose surgeries; either by the open procedure whereby the incisions for the surgery are created over the columella (the tissue between the two nostrils), or the closed procedure in which the incisions are concealed inside the nose so as not make them visible or evident. Once these incisions have been created, the surgeon then raises the soft tissues covering the nose thus gaining access to the region that requires correction and reshaping.
  3. Correcting the structure of the nose: Depending upon the requirements of the patients, the nose can either be made more pronounced and prominent with the help of nose augmentation, or can be effectively reduced to balance the facial profile. Generally cartilages obtained from other parts of the body are grafted onto the nose to achieve desired augmentation, and this cartilage is usually taken from the ear or the ribs.
  4. Septal Deviation Correction: The surgery involves correction of deviated nasal septum as well, which is repositioned and straightened in harmony with the facial structure.
  5. Closing Incisions: Once the nose has been given the desired shape, size and proportion, the skin and folds of the nose are reoriented and the incisions are closed. Surgeons may either use sutures of skin adhesives to close the incisions effectively.

Recovery from Nose Surgery: Nose Surgery Medical

The effects and the changes induced by the nose surgery become evident immediately after the completion of the procedure. However, patients may experience visible scarring or swelling in the region after the surgery. Once these scars have dissipated, patients can confidently flaunt a more balanced, harmonious facial profile.
Follow up visits to the surgeons are critical to determine the post surgical status of the procedure. Patients may be prescribed medicines for the prevention of post surgical pain and development of infections.
In case of any complications, patients must report back to the hospital immediately for suitable treatment and management.

Results from Nose Surgery (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

Nose jobs or nose reshaping surgeries truly boost self esteem and confidence helping patients to appreciate themselves and become comfortable with their appearance. These surgeries guarantee a more balanced, harmonized and symmetrical facial profile that is visibly attractive and impressive.
Though there are a few factors that may alter the changes induced by this surgery, such as age; revisional surgeries may be performed to correct the defects based on the requirements of the patients.