Rhinoplasty is the most common plastic surgery through which the size of the nose is reduced or enlarged or reshaped.
Rhinoplasty is the most common plastic surgery through which the size of the nose is reduced or enlarged, and sometimes it is performed for medical reasons such as repairing an injury, or for neonatal anomalies, or for treatment of psychological problems.
The operation lasts for 1- 3 hours. It is performed under general anesthesia.
The surgeon first raises the skin of the nose and separates it from the nasal bone and the nasal cartilages. Then, the skin is returned to the reshaped cartilage and bone. The wound is then sutured by cosmetic stitches. The surgeon then puts a plastic splint for covering the nose.
You will feel some discomfort in your nose during the first 24 hours after surgery. You may be asked to stay in bed while keeping your head in an upright position to decrease congestion and swelling as much as possible. The swelling and congestion around the eyes is normal, and it resolves within 3 weeks.
The nasal dressing is usually removed after a few days while the nasal splint is removed after one week.
The surgery is performed inside the nose, therefore, it does not leave a significant effect.