Basic Steps of Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is a popular nose cosmetic surgery in Delhi and worldwide around. Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee) surgery is usually performed on the nose. The main aim of Rhinoplasty surgery is to change the appearance of the nose or to improve a patient’s breathing problems.

A nose job is usually done as an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no overnight stay needed. A general Rhinoplasty surgery procedure is explained step-wise in this section below:

Step 1
Anaesthesia
Initially, the doctor will prescribe some medications for you, so that you feel comfortable during the surgical procedure. You will get local or general anaesthesia first. With local anaesthesia, you will be sedated and your nose will be numbed so you are relaxed and unable to feel the pain. On the other hand, with general anaesthesia, you’ll sleep through the operation. However, your Rhinoplasty surgeon will advise which is the best choice for you as per your comfort level.

Step 2
The Incision
The incision may be done inside your nose or through a small external cut at the base of your nose, between your nostrils. Through these incisions, the surgeon will readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.

Step 3
Reshaping the Nose Structure
An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts.
Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.

Step 4
Correcting a Deviated Septum
If the septum is deviated, it is corrected and straightened for better airflow through your nose.

Step 5
Closing the Incision
After these changes are made and the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape the surgeon re-drapes the nose’s skin and tissue back, and closes the incisions of your nose.

Step 6
Final stage
After the Rhinoplasty surgery is completed, splinting of the nasal bones is done with thermoplastic splints(in case of osteotomy for wide nasal dorsum). Internal silicone nasal splints is also applied when deviated nasal septum is corrected.

After coming out of anesthesia, you’ll be kept in a recovery room, where the staff will monitor your health. If you come across any other health issues, you might have to stay overnight, else the surgeon may allow you to leave for the day.

Things to Remember
If you are planning to do a Rhinoplasty surgery in Delhi or elsewhere in the neighbourhood ensure you opt for a surgeon who has a good reputation among patients and other doctors. Look for a plastic surgeon who has extensive training and work experience in best rhinoplasty surgery so that he can explain to you in understandable terms what is going to happen during your surgery. Moreover, make sure that your surgery will be performed in an accredited surgical facility or hospital.

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