You may have come across the term rhinoplasty during the quest for changing the appearance of the nose or even have any breathing difficulties. What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the structure of the nose. The reason behind any individual choosing to undergo rhinoplasty might be to change the way their nose looks, or work towards improving both appearance or breathing difficulties. The upper segment of the shape of the nose is bone, and the lower segment is the cartilage. Rhinoplasty can reshape the structure of the bone, cartilage, skin or each of all the three.

While arranging for a rhinoplasty, the doctor will take into consideration all the other facial elements, the skin of the nose and what you might want to change. In the event that you're a possible candidate for the surgical procedure, any best rhinoplasty surgeon will come up with a personalised plan for you. 

The doctor will utilise a local or general sedation. Assuming it's a straightforward technique, you will get a local sedation on the nose, which will likewise numb the face. You may likewise get some drugs through an IV line that makes you feel drowsy and sleepy, yet you will in any case be conscious. With general sedation, you will be able to breathe through a medication or get one through an IV that will get you to become unconscious.

When you're numb or not conscious, the doctor will make incisions between or inside the nostrils. They will begin to isolate the skin from the cartilage or the bone and afterward start the reshaping process. Assuming the new nose needs a small quantity of extra cartilage, the doctor might eliminate some from the ear or somewhere from deep inside the nose. In the event that more is required, there are chances for the individual to get an implant or a bone grafting. A bone grafting is extra bone that is added deep down in the nose. 

Treatments

Rhinoplasty is predominantly used to treat both cosmetic and medical reasons, including; 

  • Persistent sinus problems
  • A deviated nasal septum
  • Wounds or injury
  • Nasal irritation brought about by ongoing allergies
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken noses
  • Disfigurements
  • Narrow or widen the nostrils
  • Narrow the nose bridge
  • Reshape the nose tip
  • Fix the crooked nose
  • Adjust the point between the upper lip and nose

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