Nose Sulpting

Beauty is subjective; defined by your eyes, cheek bones, eyebrows—and nose. The position and placement of the nose plays a very important role when it comes to defining beauty as a focal point of your face. Yet some people would change their nose in a heartbeat, perhaps because it’s shape and size doesn’t gel well with rest of their face structure.

Many of us are quite unhappy with the shape of our nose. Some noses are big while some are small. For sure, a sharp nose always enhances your facial appearance. Are you the one who is concerned about your nose shape? If yes, maybe it is time to consider options available to fix your imperfect nose because it is quite possible to do so with this cosmetic surgery also known as rhinoplasty. This procedure is one effective solution for getting the desired aesthetic results.

What is nose sculpting?

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that is very effective in changing the size and shape of your nose. The surgery can also change the angle of the nose, correct the tip of the nose, bumps and other defects related to the nose. Nose sculpting is also effective in treating breathing problems by altering the structure of the nose.

Who can opt for nose sculpting?
You are eligible for a nose reshaping procedure if:
  • you have a wide or thin nose
  • you have a bump on the nose
  • your nostrils are too wide and unattractive
  • your nose tip is not in sync with the rest of the face or nose
  • you have a deviated nasal septum
  • your nose is injured or broken
What happens during the procedure?

Nose reshaping is performed under a general or local anaesthesia. It is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes you may have to stay for one night.

During the surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision to access the cartilage and bone that supports your nose. The incisions are made inside the nose which makes them invisible after the procedure. Depending on the goal of the treatment either some bone or cartilage may be removed or tissue might be added. The tissue could be extracted from another part of the body or it can be an artificial filler.

After rearranging the bone and cartilage the skin and tissue are pulled over the nose. The nose is then usually supported with the help of a splint from outside. The new perfect shape of the nose appears as it gets healed.

What to expect after the procedure?

After the procedure, you can experience certain swelling and bruising around your eyes for 1 to 2 weeks. You have to wear a nasal splint for one week. There might be a little swelling on your nose for about six months which is not so prominent. The final shape of your nose will appear gradually once the nose is completely healed.

What are the risks of nose sculpting?

Nose sculpting surgery is not without its risks. The potential risks include but are not limited to temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes is common, sometimes you may also experience bleeding, nasal blockage, infection, injury to the nasal septum, and complications of anaesthesia.

Is there scarring after a nose surgery?

Yes, there is a possibility of scarring after rhinoplasty, but most people might not be able to see it. Closed rhinoplasty creates an incision on the inside of the nostrils, where the scars would be totally hidden. The less common open nose sculpting procedure creates one small incision in the skin separating the two nostrils. This cut usually heals very well, leaving behind only a very thin scar that most people might not notice. With either type of nose surgery, permanent outward marks should be minimal at most.

Aftercare and recovery

Following the surgery, the aftercare stage is of integral importance. The nose would require quite a bit of time to heal properly. Mistreating your nose during this time could lead to unwanted complications. You should spray a saline mist and then place antibiotic ointment inside your nose quarterly per day. This helps to reduce the risk of nasal crust formation. It is also important to refrain from smoking until 2 weeks after the surgery. There could be a slight nasal congestion which can be improved by 3rd or 4th week after the procedure. You must keep a watch for any signs and symptoms of complications after the surgery.

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