Rhinoplasty Surgery or nose job is performed on a person to change the shape of the nose. The purpose of rhinoplasty may be to change the shape of the nose, improve breathing, or both.
Generally, the procedure of Rhinoplasty Surgery takes approximately one to two hours. But it may take longer if the surgery is complex.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed by the following steps:
Anesthesia During Rhinoplasty Surgery:
Your doctor will use local or general anesthesia. If it’s a simple procedure, you’ll be given local anesthesia in your nose, which will numb your face. You may also get medicine through an IV line that will make you drowsy, but you will still be awake.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed using either a closed procedure, where the incisions are hidden inside the nose or an open procedure, where an incision is made in the columella, the tissue that separates the nostrils.
Through these incisions, the skin covering the bones and cartilage of the nose is gently lifted, allowing the nose structure to reshape.
Reshaping the nose structure:
An overly large nose’s size can be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes rhinoplasty surgery may require the addition of cartilage grafts.
Typically, cartilage from the septum, the division down the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Sometimes the cartilage from the ear or rarely a portion of the rib cartilage may be used.
Correcting a deviated septum:
If the septum is deviated, it may be straightened and the projections inside the nose may be lowered to improve breathing.
Closing the incision:
Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, the skin and tissue of the nose are remodeled and the incisions are closed. Additional incisions may be made in the natural crease of the nostrils to change their shape