Are you uncomfortable with the general shape of your nose, or a deformity from birth or a trauma?
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery can redefine your nose shape, to look more beautiful.
If you’re considering a ‘nose job’ or a ‘rhinoplasty’ as it is technically called, it is important that you know the basics of this surgery before you go for it. Rhinoplasty is usually considered either for medical or for cosmetic reasons. It is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures.
Care Before Surgery
- Select a certified and experienced surgeon
- Discuss with surgeon the outcomes you are
expecting and understand the possibilities of the outcomes you are looking for from the surgery.
- Quit smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours before surgery /as advised by your doctor
- Follow doctor’s instructions about medication to be taken or stopped before surgery
- Be prepared to face the risks/complications if any, post-surgery
- Thorough understanding of the follow-up care including dietary restrictions
Care After Surgery
- Follow your doctor’s post-op care instructions strictly to avoid complications
- No rigorous activities, blowing nose, shower for a week.
- Quit smoking for atleast 3-4 weeks
- Prop up your head while sleeping
- Do not expose to direct sunlight (use UVA UVB sun protection creams)
- Do not compare results with others
- Do not skip post-op care appointments
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
It is a necessity if it is for medical reasons, such as relieving breathing problems or disfigurement of nose (from birth defects or trauma). However, it’s an option if considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons that involves reshaping the nose for desired appearance and improved confidence.
It can reduceor increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
Setup an appointment with a trained, and certified surgeon to discuss about your goals in detail – the recovery time, the cost, the procedure and risks. During that meeting, talk about your goals and your concern about your nose and how you would like to change it.
Factors include assessment of your overall health, the need for the surgery, and explain the possible risks, the recovery time, and approximate costs involved.
It may be an open or closed surgery. Closed surgery is done within the nose, without any incision on the outer surface of the nose, while open surgery is done with an incision on the outer surface of the nose.
The surgeon makes cuts within the nostrils (closed type), then reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance.
The structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, your age and your expectations influence the procedure outcome. It also involves the patient’s attitude and general health of the person, the age and medical history.
Light activity can resume in 1 week post-surgery. Bruising and most swelling generally resolve itself in the first 2 weeks. Residual swelling can take 6 to 12 months to resolve.
After a nose job, you can expect side effects like swelling and some bruising around the eyes. This will begin to improve after the third day but can last for about two weeks. You will be wearing a nasal splint for a week.
Negligible swelling may be observed for next 6 months. The new and final shape of your nose will become apparent after complete healing.Adhering to care instructions provided by your doctor can help heal faster and manage any discomfort.
Infection, asymmetry, unsatisfactory nasal shape and incomplete improvement (may require additional surgery) are possible.
The surgery cost includes:
- Implants if required
- Hospital / surgical facility cost
- Prescription medication cost
- Anesthetist and Surgeon’s fee
- Nursing and Support Staff fee
- Post-surgery garments
- Need an Appointment?
The cost can vary between Rs. 20,000 – Rs.2,00,000.
Send us your pictures before you come for consultation, to understand if you are a candidate for the procedure and help advise you better.
Why Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery (HCS)?
We are an experienced and trusted team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons, who are board certified members. The team is led by Dr. RavindranathBhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience, with expertise in complex reconstructive &life-saving procedures. He’s a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeonfor several hospitals in the city.
HCS has the right equipment and technologies, that aid in pre-surgical assessment and treatment for our patients.
Our patients appreciate us for providing expert advice about the pros and cons of the treatment that enables them to take informed decisions. We also provide before-after photos for patients to have a better understanding of results.
We are an empathetic team and ensure best patient care; provide post-operative care instructions and follow-up with patients forpost-op review appointments; And provide cost-effective treatment.
You can stay assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. B. Ravindranath at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery, Hyderabad.