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Nose Surgery [Rhinoplasty]

Procedure:

Reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing the size, removing humps, changing the shape of tip or bridge, narrowing the width of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip. This procedure may also relieve some breathing difficulties when combined with surgery performed on the nasal septum. Other surgeries can be clubbed like chin augmentation to get better symmetry. To increase the size our own body materials like rib cartilage, septal cartilage, ear cartilage, iliac crest [pelvis bone], outer skull bone can be used or artificial materials like silicone, med pore etc can be used.

Length:

Surgery takes approximately one hour or more depending on the requirement.

Anesthesia:

General or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.

Inpatient/Outpatient:

This is an outpatient procedure/may require admission up to 48 hours.

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary swelling, bruising around the eyes, and/or nose and some bleeding and nasal stuffiness.

Risks:

Infection, asymmetry, unsatisfactory nasal shape and incomplete improvement (which would require additional surgery) are possible. In case of our own body material augmentation, the bone /cartilage can go for reabsorption/curling. The artificial material can prone for infection/rarely rejection.

Recovery:

The patient may go back to work after one week. More strenuous activities may be resumed after two to three weeks. The patient should avoid any activity that could impact on the nose or becoming sunburned for at least eight weeks. The use of a sun block that provides both UVA and UVB protection is useful. The final results may take up to one year and sometimes longer to achieve.

Results:

Permanent