A nose job is a surgical procedure that alters the form of the nose. A nose job can be done to improve breathing, change the appearance of the nose, or both. The top section of the nose's structure is bone, whereas the lower portion is cartilage. Nose job can change the bone, cartilage, skin, or any combination of the three. Consult your surgeon about whether Nose job is right for you and what it may accomplish.
When considering a nose job, your surgeon will take into account your other facial characteristics, the skin on your nose, and what you wish to modify. If you are a surgical candidate, your surgeon will devise a unique treatment plan for you.
Insurance may pay some or all of the cost of a nose job.
A nose job, like any major surgery, carries a few rare risks, including:
Bleeding or Infection
An unfavourable response to the anaesthetic
Other potential dangers associated with Nose job include, but are not limited to:
Breathing via your nose is difficult.
Persistent numbness in and around your nose
The potential of a crooked nose
Persistent pain, discolouration, or swelling
There is a hole in the septum (septal perforation)
A requirement for more surgery
Discuss with your doctor how these risks relate to you.
The nose job does not follow a set sequence of stages. Each operation is unique and tailored to the exact anatomy and aspirations of the patient.
During the operation
At CARE Hospitals, these surgeries are performed by certified experts with immense experience in this field. A nose job involves either local anesthetic with sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the complexity of your procedure and the preference of your physician. Before surgery, discuss with your doctor which form of anaesthetic is best for you.
Nose surgery can be performed either inside your nose or by a small external cut (incision) at the base of your nose, between your nostrils. The bone and cartilage beneath your skin will most likely be repositioned by your surgeon.
Your surgeon can alter the form of your nasal bones or cartilage in a variety of ways, depending on how much has to be removed or added, the anatomy of your nose, and the materials available. For minor adjustments, the surgeon may utilise cartilage extracted from further within your nose or from your ear.
To make larger changes, the surgeon can use cartilage from your rib, implants, or bone from other areas of your body. Following these modifications, the surgeon reattaches the nose's skin and tissue and sutures the incisions in your nose. If the septum (the wall that connects the two sides of the nose) is curved or crooked (deviated), the surgeon can repair it to enhance breathing.
You'll be in a recovery room after the procedure, where the nurses will monitor your return to consciousness. You might depart later that day, or you could stay overnight if you have additional health difficulties.
To decrease bleeding and oedema after surgery, you must rest in bed with your head higher than your chest. Swelling or splints put inside your nose after surgery may create congestion in your nose.
After surgery, internal dressings are normally retained in place for one to seven days. In addition, your doctor will apply a splint on your nose for protection and support. It's generally there for approximately a week.
Slight bleeding and mucus and old blood discharge are usual for a few days following surgery or after the bandage is removed. To absorb drainage, your doctor may insert a "drip pad" — a little piece of gauze secured in place with adhesive — beneath your nose. As advised by your doctor, change the gauze. Do not hold the drip pad up to your nose.
Your doctor may advise you to take measures for many weeks following surgery to reduce the possibilities of bleeding and edema. Your doctor may instruct you to:
Aerobics and jogging are examples of demanding exercises to avoid.
Take baths instead of showers while your nose is bandaged.
You should not blow your nose.
To avoid constipation, consume high-fibre meals such as fruits and vegetables. Constipation might force you to strain, placing tension on the surgical site.
Excessive facial expressions should be avoided, such as smiling or laughing.
To protect your upper lip from shifting, brush your teeth gently.
Wear garments that zip up the front. Pulling clothing over your head, such as shirts or sweaters, is not a good idea.
Furthermore, avoid resting eyeglasses or sunglasses on your nose for at least four weeks following surgery to avoid strain on your nose. You can use cheekrests or tie the glasses to your forehead while your nose recovers.
Use SPF 30 sunscreen when you're outside, especially on your nose. Too much sun might cause permanent uneven darkening of the skin of your nose.
For two to three weeks following nasal surgery, you may have transient swelling or black-and-blue discolouration of your eyelids. Nasal swelling takes longer to diminish. Limiting your salt intake will help oedema subside faster. After surgery, avoid putting anything on your noses, such as ice or cold packs.
Your nose changes throughout time, whether you have surgery or not. As a consequence, it's tough to identify when you've reached your "ultimate outcome." However, the majority of the swelling subsides within a year.
Very minor alterations to the anatomy of your nose — commonly measured in millimetres — can make a significant difference in how your nose appears. Most of the time, a competent surgeon can provide outcomes that both of you are happy with. However, in some circumstances, the little alterations are insufficient, and you and your surgeon may opt to do a second operation to make more improvements. If this is the case, you must wait at least a year before having the follow-up surgery since your nose may alter during this period.
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