RHINOPLASTY (NOSE JOB)
Minimal change in nasal profile create major impact in facial profile
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures in facial plastic surgical operations, sometimes referred to as a nose job, nose reshaping or “nose augmentation” by patients. Most of rhinoplasty in Oriental is augmented rhinoplasty. Oriental nose profiles are low nasal bridge, low height, low tip projection and broad nasal alar bases while Caucasian nose has long nasal length, prominent nasal tip projection and narrow alar base. The perception of beauty is important, which cosmetic facial plastic surgeons need to understand limitations in each patient.
This surgery enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose and it can also correct impaired breathing due to structural problems in the nose. The surgery brings improvement size of your nose which should be harmony with your facial appearance. It can improve nose with humps or depressed nasal bridge. It can reduce and reposition of nostrils. It creates a facial balance and brings more attractive facial look.
The facial plastic surgeon will evaluate your nose and face. There are a lot of factors to consider such as the length and width of the nose bridge, the width of the nostrils, the shape of your nose tip, the thickness of your nasal skin and the shape of your jaw and cheeks and other related facial appearance. Augmented rhinoplasty is aimed for increasing the height of nose bridge and also creating lifted nose tip by using your cartilage or Silicone implant. The expert facial plastic surgeon would customise the nasal implant for you for the better result and more natural look.
You will have both local and general anaesthesia for your comfort. During the closed procedure rhinoplasty, the facial plastic surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are made inside the nose and they are invisible after the surgery. During the surgery, some bone and cartilage may be rearranged, or fat graft tissue may be added (from another part of your body). Then, the surgeon places the implant which could be your cartilage (from the back of your ear) or a Silicone implant.
A packing may be placed inside your nose and a splint bandage may be placed on the outside to support and protect your new nose the during initial healing. There may be swelling within a few weeks. Cold compression will help minimise and reduce the bruising and swelling. Keeping your head elevated will minimise swelling. Avoid blow your nose and any impact to the nose while it is healing. An also avoid any activity that would increase the risk of nose injury. The results of rhinoplasty surgery will be long-lasting.
Rhinoplasty surgery risks are minimal such as infection, pain or numbness at skin, poor wound healing, difficulty in breathing and unsatisfied nasal appearance. Nasal tip perforation is rare.
With proper nose and facial analysis, your realistic expectations and the skills of an expertise facial plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty is a very impressive procedure