Rhinoplasty (Nose job, Nose reduction, Nose tip reshaping) surgery
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure among men and women for changing the shape and size of their nose. The procedure changes the size and shape of the nose and essentially balances the nose in accordance with other facial features. Nose job or tip reshaping is also known as Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty makes your nose look harmonious with other features. Since the surgery can also reduce the size of your nose, Rhinoplasty is also known as nose reduction surgery.
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 1-2 hours. It is quite advantageous for you to get the rhinoplasty plastic surgery abroad in India as the cost of rhinoplasty in India is much less as compared to the cost of Rhinoplasty in UK, UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or any other western country for the same quality of services and equally skilled surgeons.
You would stay at the hospital/ clinic for 2 nights for nose reshaping which is part of the surgical cost. Another week in India is required before you can fly back to your country. Thus, a total of eight days are required for nose tip reshaping, nose job or nose reduction surgery or rhinoplasty plastic surgery overseas in India. If Rhinoplasty is done as a part of other major procedures such as facelift, brow lift or MACS facelift etc, you should plan to stay in India for about 10 days to two weeks.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose and have breathing problems associated due to the shape of the nose, you can undergo nose reshaping after the age of 18. A good candidate for Rhinoplasty is one who is emotionally stable, physically healthy and has realistic expectations from the surgery.
The nose job surgery is generally performed under general anaesthesia in a hospital setting.
An incision is made inside the nose and sometimes a very short incision is made across the columella. The surgeon then reduces the wedges of the skin from the base of the nose, if the base of the nose is to narrowed or the nostrils are to be reduced. If the nose needs to be built up, silicone implant or cartilages from some other site are used to build the nose.
The surgeon then re drapes this newly built nose with the skin and soft tissue. A splint is usually placed on the nose to stabilize the newly formed nose for about a week, and you would be advised to not make it wet.
Recovery & Results
Recovery time after a Rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient. Expect swelling with discomfort and pain for at least 2-3 days after the surgery. You would be advised to sleep with head elevated and restrict activities for few days after the surgery to reduce the swelling. The swelling and bruising shall minimize slowly and shall fade away in a week's time.
Stitches are generally removed after a week. You should be able to return to work after two weeks of the procedure. Sneezing, straining and activities that can hurt your nose should be avoided for around 6 weeks after the surgery. You would also be advised to avoid direct sunlight for few months.
The final results of Rhinoplasty are visible only after an year till the swelling completely subsides, though 80% of it subsides in the first few months of the surgery. The results of nose reshaping are permanent, except for normal aging process. Occasionally, a touch up is a required to enhance the results of nose reshaping plastic surgery.
Cost Rhinoplasty (Nose job, Nose reduction, Nose tip reshaping) surgery
The cost of Rhinoplasty or nose job in India varies between pounds 999 pounds to 1900 pounds depending upon whether you need a tip Rhinoplasty or an open rhinoplasty. The cost of Rhinoplasty in India depends upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, facility and city where you are undergoing the procedure.
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