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Rhinoplasty

Dr. G. Sharath Chandra Reddy, Friday, July 2, 2021

WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?

It is a nose surgery done to change its shape or improve its function. It is also done to correct the problems related to breathing or nose disfigurement from trauma or birth defects. It is also done to correct deviated nasal septum.


HOW DO I PREPARE FOR SURGERY?

The surgeon will check the shape and structure of your nose and other facial features and describe exactly what he or she proposes to do. It is done under local or general anesthesia depending on the type of procedure.


WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SURGERY?

On the day of surgery with the patient sitting up,surgeon mark the following: ideal dorsal profile line, x-point, lateral osteotomies, ideal tip point, transcolumellar incision, and any alar base incision. The surgeon then reshapes the inner bone  and cartilage to procedure a more pleasing appearance.


 PROCEDURES:

OPEN RHINOPLASTY:

 This procedure is used for reshaping of the nose.during the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the strip of the nose separating the nostrils. Then skin along with soft tissue is lifted off and the surgeon works with the underlying nasal anatomy. The advantages of this procedure is that the surgeon can directly see the cartilage and other nasal anatomy and is able to manipulate the nasal shape with more control and precision.


CLOSED RHINOPLASTY: 

In this procedure the incisions are made within the nose and ski is separated from the bone and cartilage , allowing the access to the underlying structure. The bone and cartilage can be reshaped, removed or augmented to get the desired shape or structure. The main advantage of this procedure is less swelling and lass post operative healing time.


FILLER RHINOPLASTY:

 In this procedure, surgeon uses injectables fillers to change the shape of your nose. With this approach the doctor is able to smoothen the sharp angles and bumps, change the shape of the tip of the nose and restore it symmetrically.


WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the procedure, patient usually wear a nasal splint for the first three weeks. Patient may experience swelling and some bruising around the eyes after surgery and will begin to improve after a week. it will last up to six weeks in some patients. The final shape of the nose will be apparant after it has completely healed.


BENEFITS OF THE RHINOPLASTY

  • Improves breathing
  • Improves confidence
  • Correction of birth defects.
  • Correction of the nose form and shape.


Dr. Sharath Chandra Reddy

MS (General Surgery), M.Ch (Plastic Surgery),

MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP,

DFFP Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

KIMS Plastic surgery ,Kondapur


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