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Purpose: To reshape the nose or relieve blockages in the nostrils. Various parts of the nose can be altered to change its appearance including the tip, bridge and nostrils.

 

 

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Procedure:
Anesthetic: Local or general depending on the procedure. 
Duration of procedure: Approximately 1-2 hours.
Hospital stay: 1-2 days

  
There are a number of procedures within the scope of nose reshaping, so the exact nature of the treatment will depend on the desired result. There are two main techniques used in nose reshaping operations: open and closed. Open means that some or all of the cuts are made outside the nose; closed means all the cuts are made inside the nose.

 A nose reshaping operation normally involves separating the soft tissue that lies on top of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath. Depending on the operation, the surgeon might break the nose bone and reposition it and/or reshape the cartilage. Your Surgeon will advise you to limit your activities, except for going to the
bathroom; he will advise you to stay in bed with your head elevated or in a comfortable chair for the first day or two. In the first two days it is also a good idea to avoid hot baths or showers and also hot food or liquids. Heat dilates the blood vessels inside the nose and can increase congestion and may cause bleeding. It can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results.


Results: The shape and/or size of your nose should be altered - either for cosmetic reasons or to enhance breathing. Within three or four days you should be able to start a gradual return to normal activities and be back at work within a week to ten days.


The Risks of Rhinoplasty Surgery(Nose reshaping): As with any surgery, there are risks to consider.  Rhinoplasty plastic surgery involves a very essential part of your body.  Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of Rhinoplasty plastic surgery:

 

* Some patients find that there are irregularities in the shape of their nose after surgery, although these irregularities may settle with time. The final results may take up to 12 months to emerge and therefore it is important to wait before making any decisions about the necessity for further surgery.


* As in any surgery there are some risks involved, including: infection; reaction to the anaesthesia and nose bleeding.


* Sometimes small blood vessels may burst causing tiny red spots on the nose to surface. The spots are usually minor in appearance but can be permanent.


* With the "open" procedure there is the possibility of scarring on the base of the nose. The short term side effects include a small amount of bleeding in first few days, splints are applied to the nose to help maintain the new shape, nasal packs or soft plastic splints may be placed in nostrils to stabilize septum. Your face will feel puffy, your nose may ache, and you may experience headaches, and swelling and bruising around the eyes, however this will begin to subside after the first two or three days.

  
Your Surgeon will advise you to limit your activities, except for going to the bathroom; he will advise you to stay in bed with your head elevated or in a comfortable chair for the first day or two. In the first two days it is also a good idea to avoid hot baths or showers and also hot food or liquids. Heat dilates the blood vessels inside the nose and can increase congestion and may cause bleeding.

  

You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )