Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery, done to reshape the nose. The cause for undergoing a nose job may be your personal desire or you may want to undergo rhinoplasty in order to improve breathing.
Your nose is formed of bones, cartilages and skin. Any procedure that reshapes the proportions of your nose will require alterations of either or all of the constituents. The nose job requires reshaping of the anatomy.
Once you have made a decision to be a candidate for rhinoplasty, you need to consult with a plastic surgeon or an ENT specialist and customize a plan for the reconstruction of your nose based on your facial structure and your skin.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Though cosmetic surgeries are always related with enhancing ones appearance, there are many other benefits that a nose job can provide.

  • Improving appearance: A cosmetic surgery is always done to bring more appeal to the different body parts. You change your look immediately after few hours of surgery and you can gain the confidence you always wanted but could not muster up because of the nose, which wasn’t good enough for you.
  • Mend a broken nose: The broken bones or cartilage of the nose can be mended by performing a rhinoplasty, thus restoring the appearance as well as the function of the nose.
  • Improve breathing: Breathing issues can be a cause of discomfort. If the issues are due to presence of nodes or lumps in the nose, they can be corrected by rhinoplasty. The problem of snoring which results due to poor breathing can also be corrected by the nose surgery.
  • Birth defects restoration:If there are underdevelopments in the nose, they can be corrected by rhinoplasty.
  • Sinus treatment: Chronic sinusitis can be effectively treated by performing rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure

The surgery involves a series of steps

  • Firstly, you need to consult your surgeon and understand what you expect and what can be done on the basis of rhinoplasty,
  • You need to provide details about any other health issues that you suffer with before the surgery in order to avoid complications.
  • Laboratory tests that include blood tests, examination of your skin around the nose and the nasal cartilages needs to performed in order to perfectly understand the anatomy of your nose.
    Photographs of your nose will need to be taken from different angles to achieve your desired result after the surgery.
  • You will need to quit smoking and intake of painkillers weeks before the surgery. Consume only medications prescribed by the operating doctor.
  • You will receive general anaesthesia before the surgery.
  • Post-surgery you may be discharged later the same day or the next day in case you have any issues.
The rhinoplasty surgery procedure primarily involves two techniques:
  • Closed rhinoplasty: During this technique, the incisions will be made inside the nose during the reshaping of your nose.
  • Open rhinoplasty: In this case, the incisions are made just below the nos. the skin is lifted through it and recontoured.
The procedure is actually complicated because it doesn’t have any setup series of steps that needs to be followed. The steps are tailored according to the patient’s needs.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Cost

The cost of rhinoplasty in India starts from USD $1600. The higher range will depend upon the location, the surgeon, his team and their experience.

Risk involving Rhinoplasty Surgery

All things come in packages of the good and the bad. Some risks that are linked with are as follows:

  • Infection
  • Scarring of skins
  • Skin discoloration
  • Difficulty breathing
  • You may not be satisfied with the results of the surgery