Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose and transform its shape and appearance as per your desire. It has become a very common cosmetic surgery in India and men and women are equally opting for it. You can make your nose look wider or smaller depending on your wish and need.
Similarly, you can make your nose tip look lifted and pointed or lowered. You can even make your nose bridge narrower and sharp and the middle part less wide with this surgery.
This surgery can make your face look even more attractive according to your desire, but it is most important that you choose your surgeon wisely and he must have a detailed understanding of your expected results from the surgery.
For rhinoplasty in Mumbai, Dr. Siddharth Prakash, is a renowned Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon practicing at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. He is an alumnus of KEM Hospital, Mumbai, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
What problem can be corrected by rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can change the size and length of your nose without giving you any scar and you move your nose tip-up or down, reduce your nostrils size, remove the hump for the nose dorsum and get their desired nose shape.
However, it is very important that patients discuss all their concerns with their surgeon to get the best results.
Who should opt for Rhinoplasty?
In order to get the best results your nose surgeon must have a very high skill set as this is quite a versatile plastic surgery. Even after the surgery, your nose shape should look natural and symmetric and that is why your surgeon needs to very highly qualified.
Normal rhinoplasty candidates are those who want to:
- Changer their nose shape, form, or appearance
- Alter the curved nose angle or diminish any obstruction
- Optimize the results of previous surgery or have a previous surgery went wrong
How is Nose Rhinoplasty performed?
A doctor will do an incision in the center of the nostril and extend it to the inner side of the nose. As a result, your nose tip and base, nostril sides, tip, and dorsum of the nose are clearly visible to your surgeon.
Now, when everything is exposed, your plastic surgeon will use his skills to restructure or reshape your nose. He can make corrections in angle deviations, and remove any extra cartilages to make your nose shape look exactly like you want. Sometimes, he can harvest some extra cartilage from your ribs or ears and implant it in your nose to correct any defect.
This procedure takes 2 to 3 hours normally depending on your case complexity and you’ll need to stay at the clinic for 6 to 12hours.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasties, open and closed. In open surgery, you will get an incision on the outer side of the nose and will have a scar that will last until it heals. However, in the case of close rhinoplasty, you will get incisions on the inner side of the nose, so you won’t have any visible scarring.
Your doctor will decide which one is best for you during your consultation.