Popularly known as the 'nose job,' Rhinoplasty is a procedure commonly used to correct breathing issues that arise due to structural problems in the nose. You will find that people dealing with sleep apnea, snoring issues, and breathing difficulties consider undergoing Rhinoplasty to clear the nasal pathway.
On the other hand, cosmetic Rhinoplasty is performed to correct the structure of the nose, thereby improving its overall appearance. Often, cosmetic Rhinoplasty is geared towards reshaping or refining specific areas of your nose.
The human nose is made up of bone, cartilage, and skin. And, Rhinoplasty can be performed on all of them.
How Does Rhinoplasty Treatment Work?
Step 1: Administering Anesthesia
Depending on what's needed, you might be administered local anesthesia along with an IV drip sedation. Alternatively, your doctor can choose to administer general anesthesia.
Step 2: Making Incisions
In Rhinoplasty, two procedures are commonly seen: an open procedure and a closed procedure.
If an open procedure is performed, then small incisions are made between the nostrils.
In closed procedures, incisions are made inside the nose, making them invisible from the outside. Before the procedure, the surgeon will have marked the areas on your nose that require incisions.
Step 3: The Surgery
Through the incisions, the surgeon will do what is necessary. If you require restructuring, they might add or remove bone/cartilage accordingly. In some cases, the surgery might require additional cartilage, which is usually sourced from your ears.
If the goal of Rhinoplasty is to achieve improved breathing, the surgeons might reposition the nasal septum to reduce obstruction.
Step 4: Closing Incisions
After the surgical procedure has been completed, the surgeon will close the nasal incisions.
Before a Rhinoplasty procedure, it would help if you did the following:
Inform the doctor about any underlying medical conditions
Get all the pre-procedure tests done
Communicate clearly with your doctor about what you want from the procedure
Refrain from smoking in the run-up to the procedure
Here are a few things you need to follow during the recovery period:
Refrain from smoking to promote proper healing
Avoid intense physical activities
Consume high-nutrition foods
1. Who can consider Rhinoplasty?
You can consider Rhinoplasty if you:
Have a nose defect that requires restructuring
Have difficulty breathing through your nose
Want structure correction for your nose to improve overall appearance
2. What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty has many benefits, including:
Altering the shape of your nose as per your liking
Help deal with sleep apnea and snoring issues
The corrected septum can help in easy breathing
You can get a chiseled/defined nose tip via cosmetic Rhinoplasty
3. How long will the recovery process take?
The recovery period for Rhinoplasty is very quick, and you can expect to return to your daily routines within a week after surgery.
4. Will my health insurance cover the Rhinoplasty?
This will depend on the intended result of the Rhinoplasty. If you are opting for a functional Rhinoplasty for medical reasons, your insurance should cover the procedure in most cases.
However, your insurance will not cover any cosmetic Rhinoplasty procedures.
5. Are There Risks Involved in the Procedure?
Like any medical procedure, there are certain risks associated with Rhinoplasty as well. Our Board Certified Surgeon with an experience of 14 years will discuss the same during consultation. In general, though, Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure.
6. How do I get started if I am looking for this treatment?
You can with us on your preferred date and time.