WHAT IS IT?
Rhinoplasty commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for altering and reconstructing the nose.
WHO NEED IT?
Rhinoplasty can be done to the patients who need to change their size, shape or proportions of nose.
Patients who need to repair deformities from an injury.
To correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties.
HOW IT’S DONE?
The doctor will use local or general anesthesia. If it’s a simple procedure, you’ll receive local anesthesia to your nose, which will also numb your face. You may also get medication through an IV line that makes you groggy, but you’ll still be awake.
With general anesthesia, you’ll inhale a drug or get one through an IV that will make you unconscious. Children are usually given general anesthesia.
Once you’re numb or unconscious, your surgeon will make cuts between or inside your nostrils. They’ll separate your skin from your cartilage or bone and then start the reshaping. If your new nose needs a small amount of additional cartilage, your doctor may remove some from your ear or deep inside your nose. If more is needed, you might get an implant or a bone graft. A bone graft is additional bone that’s added to the bone in your nose.