Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty & Septorhinoplasty Surgery

All about getting a nose job done!

More and more people are going for cosmetic surgeries to improve their appearance. The Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty are both commonly performed cosmetic surgeries that are meant to improve the function and appearance of the nose. Getting a nose job done may involve one or both these procedures. While Rhinoplasty is a reconstructive surgery that reshapes the nose for better appearance and performance, septoplasty straightens out the nasal septum. The combination of these two is known as septorhinoplasty. Many celebrities around the world have been rumoured to have gone for it and now more common people are getting it done too.

What to expect before and after the procedure

If you are thinking of getting a nose job done, it is a good thing to know what to expect before and after it. When you go for your appointment with your cosmetic surgeon, he will use a surgical light to look into your nose and your septum. The instrument he will use is called an endoscope, which is also used during the procedure. After the surgery is done, you can expect to leave the nursing home that day itself and return home. After the surgery is got over with, your nose will be in a nasal splint so that there is no bleeding happening. The packing within the splint will be taken off in a couple of days while the split itself will remain for a week at least. You will be asked to maintain several precautions to ensure that your septum stays in shape and you don’t catch any infections. Also, know that you will have to breathe through your mouth all through the healing process.

Deviated Nasal Septum

Deviation of Nasal Septum

Getting it done in India

India has excellent cosmetic surgical opportunities. Most of the cosmetic surgeons here have very good qualifications. However, it makes sense to choose a plastic surgeon for your nose job who has extensive experience in doing the same. Here, you will get first-class hospital facilities at medium prices: something that is not possible in many foreign countries. 

Being eligible for the procedure

Though this surgery is very popular among people who want to improve their appearance, the truth is that not everyone is eligible for it. When you visit your plastic surgeon for the first time, he will go for a check-up to find out whether or not the procedure can be performed on you. For instance, anyone below their mid-teen years is usually not allowed to go for this procedure because of the obvious dangers involved.

 Risks of Rhinoplasty

It should be remembered that rhinoplasty or nose jobs are not child’s play. They are very different from the simplicity involved in, say, getting Botox injections. That is the reason why it is in your best interests that you take out time to find out whether you actually need the surgery. If it is just for cosmetic reasons you want to get it done, perhaps thinking twice may be a good idea. Rhinoplasty is usually a safe procedure but as with most things, there are some risk factors that should be considered. Excessive bleeding, infection and even loss of smell for some time are risks. In rare cases, people have developed scar tissue within their noses which leads to a whistling noise or even causes trouble with breathing.

 Rhinoplasty is a tough cosmetic procedure. It is a good idea to expect a long healing process. It is certainly not something for everyone. But if your aim is to have a great nose, go for it but make sure you do your research about what to expect before doing so.

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