Rhinoplasty (sometimes called a nose job or nasal reshaping) is the process of permanently enhancing nasal contour by means of plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty procedure involves reshaping the nasal cartilage and/or nasal bone in order to produce a natural and harmonious nasal contour that beautifies the face.
Another form of Rhinoplasty is Reconstructive Rhinoplasty (or functional Rhinoplasty) is performed to cure congenital deformities of the nose like open blocked nasal passages which are caused by crooked, twisted, or collapsed cartilage or bone, any other asymmetry.
It is also performed to remove trauma generated disorders pertaining to the nose. Also, a rhinoplasty surgery is often performed with both cosmetic and functional goals in mind.
What is the right age of getting a rhinoplasty procedure done?
It is usually wise to avoid extensive nasal surgery on children unless it is to correct a serious problem or disfigurement due to a birth defect or trauma. Generally, cosmetic surgery on the nose is delayed until after the child has completed 90 percent of his or her growth, which is as early as 13 in girls and 15 in boys.
As far as aesthetic reasons are concerned for undergoing an rhinoplasty surgery, it can be performed on a person of any age given he/she meet the medical and emotional criteria for being a good candidate for the surgery.
Will undergoing a Rhinoplasty procedure affect my breathing?
An experienced cosmetic surgeon always maintains adequate nasal breathing following cosmetic rhinoplasty, and adequate nasal function should never be intentionally sacrificed for cosmetic improvement. Although nasal obstruction is a potential risk of any rhinoplasty, in competent hands like hers, nasal breathing is never compromised.
Surgeons who are trained in both cosmetic and functional nasal surgery are far less likely to impair nasal breathing and are often able to achieve a smaller and more attractive nose while simultaneously improving nasal function.
How long does a Rhinoplasty procedure take to complete & is it a very painful one?
A rhinoplasty procedure usually takes around 1-2 hours to complete and as it is done under general anesthesia there no discomfort during the surgery and even after the surgery any potential pain is ruled out by giving analgesics.
I’ve got a Rhinoplasty done before but I am not satisfied with the results. So, how long should I wait before considering revision rhinoplasty?
If you’re not happy with the results of your primary rhinoplasty, you may want to consider a revision rhinoplasty to correct any cosmetic or functional issues you are having. Most surgeons recommend that you wait at least a year before going the revision route. This allows enough time for all the swelling to dissipate and your tissues to heal and soften.