Welcome to this page, dealing
with the cosmetic surgery of nose Obviously, unhappy with
your nose, looking for "smaller, cuter, narrower, shorter,
longer, better nose...". You are not alone. Rhinoplasty
is one of most common cosmetic surgery operation in demand.
Anatomy of the Nose : Shape of your nose depends upon
size, shape and alignment of Nasal bone and nasal cartilages
[ see picture]. Skin covers [drapes] the framework formed
by bone and cartilages giving the shape.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon needs to appreciate the underlying
structural defect responsible for dissatisfaction of the patient.
Accordingly, he tailors the technique artistically to create
the desired and required shape of patient's nose.
You may be in need of one or more than one of the following
Rhinoplasty techniques :
Plasty / Alar Reduction
deformed nose / Corrective Rhinoplasty
Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity
1. Augmentation Rhinoplasty : Small size of nose needs augmentation. This is done putting
an nasal implant over the bony and cartilaginous framework,
under the skin. Usually L-shaped implant is used supplied
by international manufacturers.
2. Reduction Rhinoplasty : Large or heavy nose needs
reduction in size. Usually bony and/or cartilaginous structure
needs to be tailored to size, as per the need of the patient.
3. Revision Rhinoplasty : Patient who had undergone
Rhinoplasty in the past, but, are still unhappy with the outcome;
can undergo revision Rhinoplasty. Selection of the experienced
certified cosmetic surgeon is necessary, who can understand
your problem and tailor the Rhinoplasty technique accordingly.
4. Nose Tip plasty : If you wish to have a cuter sharp
and front projecting nose, instead of large, bulbous, parrot
beak like or deformed nose tip - you will need nose tip plasty.
Resetting of the tip and nasal cartilages are required to
be done skillfully and artistically
5. Alar Plasty / Alar Reduction : Flared and wide nasal
openings are usually source of fun and amusements to others;
causing complexed feelings to the suffering patient. Cosmetic
Rhinoplasty done to correct this problem is know as Alar plasty
or Alar reduction
6. Hump Nose Reduction : Bony projection on the nose
bridge looks awkward. It is possible to shave the extra bone
gently to give smoother straight nose bridge.
7. Deviated Deformed Nose
/ Corrective Rhinoplasty : Patients having multiple problems
with the nose structure, may be as a result of injury, overgrowth
of nasal septum, previous nose surgery or some disease falls
in this category. Such patient needs more than one of above
techniques combined together tailored to give the desired
8. Post Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity : Cleft lip nose
deformity is congenital i.e. inborn. Repair for this problem
is done usually in early life. As the child grows deformity
of nose and lip becomes more and more evident. Patient with
post cleft lip nasal deformity usually have multiple anatomical
defects including under developed cheek bone of the effected
side. Meticulous understanding of the anatomical defect and
accordingly planning and surgical execution is needed to be
done by experienced cosmetic surgeon to fix all the defects.
Ideal candidates for Rhinoplasty :
You must have realistic expectations about what the procedure
can do about you.
Ideal candidates for Rhinoplasty are people who are looking
for improvement, not perfection in the way they look.
If you are physically healthy, psychologically stable and
realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Planning for Rhinoplasty :
During the consultation, doctor will discuss with you about
the changes you would like to make in your appearance. You
will be told about the different options available to you,
the procedure itself, its risks & limitations and the
Your complete medical history including allergy, diet &
exercise etc. will be recorded. You are supposed to tell about
any medications that you are currently taking. Be sure to
ask all the questions you have in your mind about the procedure
& the results. Learning everything you can about your
options, risk & benefits is the key to making an informed
How Long the Procedure Takes :
On average, the procedure takes one to two hours.
Hospital Stay :
Rhinoplasty is performed usually on out patient basis
and patient is allowed to go home few hours after the procedure
is over. If you have undergoing several procedures at once,
you may need to stay in the hospital overnight.
Anesthesia : The procedure may be performed under the
general anesthesia. It can also be done under local anesthesia
with light sedation, or, local anesthesia with deep sedation.
Operation : During surgery the skin of the nose is
separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage,
which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The nature of
sculpting will depend on your problem and the preferred technique.
Finally the skin is re-draped over the new framework.